State News

Sandbagging begins at Mark Twain Lake

Volunteers are needed to help with the effort after heavy rains have cause flooding.

Abducted baby is found safe

Police say 18-month-old Kenyon Brock, taken from his crib in a suburban Kansas City home, is safe in Jefferson City.

Constitution Party to appear on November ballot

Constitution Party has been recertified but will not appear on primary ballot.

Iraq war draws attention from 9th District candidates

The war in Iraq should be on the top priorities for the president and Congress, according to 35 percent of Americans polled by Gallup in May.

Flooding continues in northeast Missouri

Residents in Monroe and Ralls counties have been displaced while police have had to rescue drivers on roads in Adair County.

Tarkio teacher, coach faces child molestation charges

Lee Rucker, a physical education teacher, athletic director and coach in the Tarkio R-1 School District, was arrested Sunday on multiple charges.

Detective testifies in videotaped slaying case about defendant’s confession

Richard Davis’ defense attorney concentrated on statements that Davis made the confession while under pressure.

Historical program takes 50 teachers on tour of Kansas, Missouri sites

University of Missouri-Kansas City sponsors program in which teachers tour historical sites related to the Civil War.



St. Louis hazmat team investigates suspicious package

An office worker opened a package containing white powder Tuesday, but authorities do not believe the substance is toxic.

Appeals court says Carnahan must keep voter rolls clean

A federal judge had ruled last year that Missouri’s 116 local election agencies, not the secretary of state, have the responsibility to keep the rolls current.

Obama has 3 stops in Missouri on Wednesday

He plans to be in Springfield, Rolla and Union.

Lawmakers will look into the the pros and cons of state's ethanol and CAFOs policies

Becasue of the rising costs of food and gas, some lawmakers are suggesting that Missouri needs to rethink its ethanol policy.

Steelman loans her campaign more money

After putting an additional $200,000 into the race, the total amount of her loans is $770,000.

Nader tries to get on Missouri’s ballot

The former consumer advocate has thrown his hat into the presidential arena again and is looking to get the necessary signatures to appear on Missouri's ballot.

Page picks up endorsements of three former lieutenant governors

Democratic lieutenant governor's candidate Sam Page is promoting the endorsements of Roger Wilson, Joe Maxwell and Kenneth Rothman.

Limbaugh says he wants to own NFL team

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh has a hankering to become an NFL team owner and said if the St. Louis Rams came up for sale, he might be interested in buying them.



Nixon sues for mortgage fraud

Attorney General Jay Nixon has filed seven lawsuits targeting individuals and businesses that have committed what he describes as mortgage fraud.

AmerenUE applies for second nuclear plant

If the plant is built, it would be next to the utility’s existing nuclear plant in Callaway County.

Analysis: Facts often get blurred in the heat of political campaigns

Sarah Steelman criticizes Kenny Hulshof’s record on earmark spending, but most of the projects are not those he personally championed. Hulshof says she is taking his votes out of context.

Obama to campaign in rural Missouri

Barack Obama returns to Missouri to campaign in rural areas after opening 24 offices in the state.