State News

Cameras OK at trial of alleged Missouri church shooter

Despite objections by the defense, cameras will be allowed in Greene County courtroom.

Teenage couple found dead in car in Kansas City

Police initially suspected suicide but announced it was a homicide investigation after finding no gun inside the car.

Two killed near KC nightclub

The nightclub was the scene of a violent brawl two weeks ago that left one man stabbed 14 times.

Nixon asks for major disaster declaration

Gov. Jay Nixon requested that areas struck by winter storms last week be declared major disaster areas. Some 13,000 homes are still without power.

Nixon appoints insurance department head

Nixon filled the cabinet post with a Missouri native and industry veteran.

Nixon calls for end to unfunded mandates

At a conference Friday in Jefferson City, Gov. Jay Nixon told county officials no cuts to reimbursments would be a victory.

Curators grant Forsee furlough authority

University of Missouri System president can make workers take time off without pay.

Mother and child killed, LaGrange community shaken

A 24-year-old LaGrange man killed his young wife and infant son Tuesday. He is how being held without bond on two charges of second-degree murder.

Forsee will address State of the University

A live stream of his speech will be available Friday morning on the UM System Web site.

State legislators answer Boone County residents' questions

Democratic state Reps. Mary Still, Chris Kelly and Stephen Webber, all of Columbia, as well as state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, answered questions Thursday night from an audience of about 50 Boone County residents at the Columbia Public Library, which partnered with the League of Women Voters.

More Missouri educators set to pay into Social Security

Some "nontraditional" educators will be required by the federal government to pay into Social Security starting in 2010. These workers have historically paid into the Public School Retirement System. Some believe PSRS has made working at Missouri schools more desirable and fear losing it.

Power still out to 20,000 in southern Missouri

Parts of southern Missouri are still without power with the electrical infrastructure in some areas in shambles.

Missouri House approves tax credit bill for businesses

After much argument, the bill removing a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion, was approved by the Missouri House.


The Missouri House of Representatives approved a job package backed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday that would remove a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion.

Nixon seeks scholarship consolidation in Higher Education Department

Barring legislative rejection of the plan, Gov. Jay Nixon will consolidate various scholarship and grant programs under the Department of Higher Education. Nixon also seeks to extend free tuition under the A+ Schools Program beyond community college.

UPDATE: Missouri lawmakers seek petition regulations

State lawmakers are hoping to pass proposals to clarify ballot summaries by creating a bipartisan review commission and prohibit pay-per-signature petition circulators. A similar bill banning circulators earning money for each signature passed in the house last year, but died in the Senate.

Hearing set for mother in incest, murder case

The mother of the Harrisonville girl who was allegedly molested by her father may face more charges in addition to the one count of endangering the welfare of a child she faces now.

Missouri lawmakers hope to alter ballot initiative process

Missouri lawmakers' proposals would make some petitions harder to pass by prohibiting per-signature circulators in hopes of preventing fraud.

Missouri House OKs $9 million economic development package

The bill would provide business incentives and tax breaks to employers.

Missouri woman convicted in 2003 slaying

Paula Hall, 42, of Sparta, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 68-year-old Freda Heyn of Oldfield. A man accused of cleaning up the crime scene is still at large.

Missouri county leaders rally for inmate reimbursements

Counties are paid $22 per day when the state requires county jails to house prisoners, but county officials say their costs are closer to $40 per day.