State News

Missouri colleges get $20 million from federal grants

The Missouri funding was included in $450 million of job-training grants announced Monday by the White House and federal education and labor departments.

Political action group drops marketing firm over reporter flap

The PAC backed Republican-led efforts to reduce Missouri's income tax, which led to a law this year prescribing a gradual income tax cut. A marketing firm had contacted writers, including five reporters, asking for articles.

Bidder selected for Missouri Senate renovations

The state Office of Administration says work should begin in mid-to-late October on the project.

Missouri turkey population rebounding

After a population downturn in the early 2000s, wild turkey numbers have gone up in three of the past four years.

UPDATE: St. Louis challenge to gay marriage ban in court

Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster has said he personally supports gay marriage but is obligated under the law to oppose the city's move.

Nov. 19 execution date set for Missouri inmate

Leon Taylor had been scheduled for execution in September, but the court withdrew that execution warrant after his lawyers argued for more time to work on his case.

UPDATE: COMMENTARY: City of Ferguson demands high fees to turn over files

The city has demanded high fees to produce copies of records that, under Missouri law, it could give away free if it determined the material was in the public's interest to see.

8 arrested in Ferguson protest

Police said they would enforce a noise ordinance at 11 p.m., and police made a few arrests involving those who continued to make noise.

Missouri Supreme Court to hear child abuse case

Peter D. Hansen, who is a Seventh Day Adventist, said his religion encourages vegetarianism and that his son's punishment of food restriction didn't constitute child abuse.

New group to talk about Missouri energy plan

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday announced the names of more than 50 business, labor, education and energy leaders who will start work to hash out a plan for state energy use Oct. 1.

Jefferson City woman killed in Arkansas motorcycle crash

The report said Tanya Marie Humphrey was a passenger on the motorcycle when the driver lost control in a curve on state Highway 16 and overturned.

Missouri turkey population rebounding

The growth should mean hunters will see more turkeys in the woods. 

Farmers: Failure to override veto jeopardizes future of Missouri dairies

An agriculture bill that some say could have led to more chronic wasting disease in deer galvanized support against a dairy insurance bill.

Gov. Nixon's Ferguson response: a no-win situation

Gov. Jay Nixon received thousands of phone calls, emails, letters and faxes from people throughout the nation and around the world about his actions in response to the events in Ferguson. Most of the correspondence was critical of the governor.

Plan to privatize Cape Girardeau psychiatric center stuns workers

Employees of a southeast Missouri youth psychiatric center say a new state plan to keep the center open might be better than shutting it down, but they're afraid the change will leave children without appropriate treatment.

Nixon expresses concern about Islamic State during Afghanistan trip

Nixon was part of a delegation of four U.S. governors who traveled to Afghanistan over the weekend to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops.

UPDATE: Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

Although there were two separate Michael Brown protests happening around the time the officer was shot Saturday night, the St. Louis police chief said he didn't think they were related to the attack.

Browns unmoved by Ferguson police chief's apology

Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson apologized to the Brown family in video, but Michael Brown's mother said she wants actions, not words.

Wynton Marsalis to christen St. Louis jazz center

New St. Louis facility looks to revitalize jazz music in the city that's produced many famous jazz musician.

State plans $1 million fix of Roaring River lodge

After years of disuse, the Roaring River lodge built in the 1930s will be undergoing a $1 million renovation.