State News

Police officers join family at ill boy's send-off before weeklong dream trip

Benton's Keaton Fitzgerald had a dream come true when the non-profit Dream Factory provided him with a tour in a police car and his family a trip to Tennessee.

Missouri city opts not to pay for flood protection

Clarksville, a tiny community along the Mississippi River, has paid for sandbags to protect its business district and waterfront homes from river flooding for years. But this year, despite rising water levels, the city says it can't afford sandbag protection.

Corps closing lock and dam amid flooding

The Mississippi remains below flood stage from St. Louis to the south.

Midwest prepares for the worst amid flood threat

Cities along the Mississippi and Iowa rivers could experience severe flooding if water rises above an emergency spillway.

Kansas City man found guilty in triple homicide

The Jackson County jury found that Derek Hubbard shot and killed all three victims at an east Kansas City home after his estranged girlfriend refused to leave with him.

Missouri court to hear challenge to gun measure

The court scheduled arguments for July 14 in a case that tests whether it is too late for a judge to order changes to the measure's ballot summary.

Nixon signs religious liberties bill for schools

The bill signed Wednesday says students cannot face discrimination for expressing their religious viewpoints in homework, artwork and other class assignments.

Fundraising for Blues Museum nearly complete

Developer Amos Harris says the idea is to create a highly entertaining experience that also provides education about the blues.

UPDATE: Ameren Missouri seeking $264 million rate increase

Ameren Missouri said Thursday the increase is needed to cover the costs for various improvements, including new equipment at some of its coal-fired and nuclear power plants and new electrical substations in the St. Louis area.

UPDATE: St. Louis man released after 2 decades in prison

St. Louis Circuit Court Judge Bryan Hettenbach reduced Anthony Williams' first-degree murder conviction to second-degree murder and ordered his immediate release on a 20-year sentence, with credit for time served.

Gov. Nixon signs bill on heroin overdose antidote

A single dose of naloxone, when administered in time, can reverse an overdose of heroin or legally prescribed opioid pain medication. Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey signed a similar measure there last month.

Change of venue sought in Springfield death case

Attorney Patrick Berrigan argued in a motion Monday that media coverage had made Greene County residents prejudiced against Craig Michael Wood, who is accused of raping and killing fourth-grader Hailey Owens in February.

UPDATE: Gov. Nixon vetoes 72-hour abortion wait

The governor said the bill showed "a callous disregard for women who find themselves in horrific circumstances."

UPDATE: Feds investigating Missouri S&T, 11 others about sex assault responses

The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla is among a dozen campuses added to the growing list of schools being investigated by the federal government for their handling of sex abuse complaints.

Missouri revenues fall short of projections

Figures released Wednesday show that Missouri's net general revenues declined 1 percent for the 2014 fiscal year when compared with the previous year. That translates to $308 million short of what Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon projected and $241 million short of the forecast by Republican legislative leaders.

Schmitt announces 2016 bid for Missouri treasurer

Eric Schmitt is seeking to succeed State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, a Democrat who can't run for re-election because he's reached his term limit.

Missouri revenues falling short of projections

The shortfall was due primarily to a decline in individual income tax collections.

Man who faked death to avoid blackmail sentenced

Raymond Avett disappeared in June 2013, after leaving suicide notes. He was later found in Maryland.

Wentzville day care provider charged in toddler's death

St. Charles County Prosecutor Tim Lohmar says his office investigated the case again last year and concluded the death was not an accident.

AB InBev buys Czech 'Budweiser' brewer

Budvar and Samson are based in the town of Ceske Budejovice, also known as Budweis, from which the traditional Budweiser beer is made.