State News

Money gap remains in estimates for Mo.’s transportation needs

More than $31 billion will be needed over the next 20 years.

State gets $3 million from debtors’ stimulus checks

The state of Missouri received $3 million by catching stimulus checks headed to those who owe back taxes.

Rising Mississippi causes some towns to prepare for flooding

The river is already a few feet above flood stage and gaining in the Missouri towns of Canton, La Grange, Hannibal, Louisiana, Clarksville, Winfield and St. Louis.

Blunt signs bill targeting meth, granting nurses new powers

Under the new law pharmacists will use electronic logs to track purchases of cold medications with pseudoephedrine, which can be used to make meth. The law also allows some nurses to prescribe controlled substances.

Obama defends economic policy

McCain says Obama plans to raise taxes. But Obama says his plan would cut taxes for 95 percent of American workers, while increasing taxes on corporations and the wealthy.

Major flooding possible on Mississippi River

The National Weather Service forecasts moderate flooding in St. Louis and near 1993-level flooding in some river towns.

Southeast Mo. residents consider buyouts after flooding

Residents of Dutchtown met with officials to learn about government buyouts after their town flooded in March.

AG says dogs for diabetics don't work

The attorney general’s office says Heaven Scent Paws, a Cole County company claiming to train dogs to help diabetics, is ripping off consumers.

Johnson County sheriff's deputy kills burglary suspect after chase and shootout

The body was sent to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification.

Mo. man convicted of student's murder wins tentative OK for new forensic tests

A southeast Missouri man convicted 14 years ago in a college student’s murder but who claims innocence moved one step closer Monday toward the chance to clear his name. The man was prosecuted by Kenny Hulshof when he was a special state prosecutor

Government audit reveals problems in FBI name check process for immigrants

The audit says problems in the process used to check the names of immigrants seeking citizenship led to large backlogs and raised questions about the reliability of resulting information.

Missouri man to compete in national rock, paper, scissors contest

Three hand signs and luck are the only things holding Poplar Bluff resident from a $50,000 prize and a chance to compete internationally during the Beijing Olympics.

3 drown in separate weekend accidents

Three people are dead after separate accidents across the state, according to reports from the Missouri State Water Patrol.

Torah valued at $30,000 stolen from St. Louis-area synagogue

Authorities are investigating whether the theft is connected to similar cases across the country.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof has his record as a prosecutor scrutinized

Hulshof has the reputation for being an aggressive prosecutor, but an AP review shines light on four death penalty reversals in which Hulshof was the prosecutor.

Glasgow battles KC Power & Light's plans to put lines, tower in park

“It’s gotten to be an ‘us versus them’ type of thing,” Mayor Fred Foley said. “I think it’s the first time they’ve been up against a small, rural area like this.

Sedalia businessman accused of embezzling nearly $86,000

Raymond A. Potts, owner of Potts Contracting Group Inc., is charged with failing to pay the money to his company's employee pension benefit plan.

Table Rock Lake safe to swim despite flooding

The director of Table Rock Water Quality tested water from seven portions of Table Rock for bacteria.

Coast Guard says fuel spill clean-up finished in Missouri River

The U.S. Coast Guard said a clean-up effort used a vacuum truck and a skimmer to remove a majority of the fuel that had spilled from a sinking towboat.

Bowling Hall of Fame to split from St. Louis, roll toward Texas

The Museum and Hall of Fame will be moved to a new development that will include the United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors Association of America.