State News

Doe Run lowering pile of mining waste

One million yards of chat will be removed in Park Hill to identify the land underneath and create a plan for cleanup and property preservation.

Maxim Crane Works fined $14,000 for violations in deadly Platte County crane collapse

One worker was killed, three were injured, when the crane collapsed at Kansas City Power & Light’s Iatan plant in May.

Oilman Pickens plans to build wind power corridor in the Midwest

Pickens is promoting his alternative energy plans to both McCain and Obama, saying America is on the brink of economic disaster if something isn't done soon.

Mo. state representative pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Scott Muschany, R-St. Louis, was indicted by a grand jury last month.

Obama, GOP exchange pork-barrel barbs

Obama and Palin used their campaign stops over the weekend to fire off accusations over enormous earmarks each have asked to use in their respective home states.

McCain, Palin visit KC area retirement community

Focusing on Obama’s spending habits, McCain and Palin returned for the second time in eight days to a critical swing state.

Discovery of endangered bats suspends cave tours

On Sunday, a boat tour of Sequiota cave in Springfield disturbed a colony of more than 1,000 gray bats. Fears that the bats were going into hibernation left future tours up in the air.



Arizona group treats beagles rescued from Missouri puppy mill

Twenty-eight of the dogs are now in the care of Arizona Beagle Rescue.

Ag secretary calls for unified energy plan

The Agriculture secretary talked about ethanol and developing a comprehensive energy plan in a speech Monday.

3 chosen as St. Louis superintendent finalists

Three school administrators from New Orleans, North Carolina and Rhode Island were named as finalists to be the superintendent of St. Louis public schools.

Renewable energy initiative will be on November ballot

A proposal that will require Missouri utilities to use more renewable energy will now be on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Jail inmate suffered seizures for more than 30 minutes before dying, report says

A guard ordered that the Lincoln County inmate be moved to an observation room, but no ambulance was called.

Services for Kirkwood mayor set for Thursday

Mike Swoboda died after being shot twice in the head in a February rampage caused by a disgruntled resident.

Kansas City police shoot sword-wielding man

Two Kansas City police officers shot and killed a man after he tried to swing a sword at them.

Kansas City airport prepares for future expansion

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers are arrested less often than their constituents

Despite eight arrests since the beginning of 2007, the rate of arrests for Missouri legislators falls well below the rate of the other state residents.

Greene County likely to turn to MU for forensic services

The county has been unable to hire a medical examiner, and MU has provided forensic pathology services for other counties.

Hulshof drains campaign account in primaries, lags behind Nixon financially

Hulshof rebuilds his campaign account with contributions made after Missouri’s contribution cap was lifted last week. The primary elections left several losing candidates in debt.

State court delays another execution

For the second time in less than a month, the Missouri Supreme Court has given a reprieve to a death row inmate. John Middleton was scheduled to die by injection Sept. 17 for the 1995 shooting deaths of three people in northwest Missouri.

Biden to campaign in Missouri on Tuesday

The Delaware senator is slated to meet with voters to discuss the country’s economic challenges. Campaign officials have not indicated which city Biden will visit.