State News

Dog attacks 2 children in Jefferson County

Two 12-year-old Jefferson County boys are recovering after being attacked by a dog that got out of a fenced yard.

Missouri’s share of Kansas City will have streetcars included in the new transit plan

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has unveiled a $1.2 billion rail-transit plan for the metro region.

St. Charles woman to be arraigned in LA in MySpace suicide case

A St. Charles County woman indicted for her alleged role in a MySpace hoax against a 13-year-old neighbor who committed suicide will be arraigned June 16 in Los Angeles.

Washington Co. sheriff's employee accused of abusing police dog

A Washington County Sheriff’s Department worker faces two misdemeanor counts of animal abuse after the department’s police dog was found to be sick and malnourished.

Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial to stay lit

Despite recent budget cuts by Kansas City, donations are helping to keep the Liberty Memorial alight until July 4, but more donations will be needed to keep it going afterwards.

St. Louis residents worry about possible Anheuser-Busch buyout

Reports that Angeuser-Busch might be purchased by Belgium-based brewer InBev have St. Louis residents worried they might lose a company as closely identified with their city as the Gateway Arch.

ACLU files lawsuit against town over Harry Potter dispute

A library worker in Poplar Bluff says she was disciplined for refusing to work at a “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” promotional event.

Rising lake prompts state assessment of earthen dam in Warren County

Emergency management officials urged residents living below the dam to seek higher ground.

MOHELA to discontinue rate reduction on automatic withdrawals

The change in interest rate discounts, which takes effect June 1, will only apply to new loans, not existing ones.

Body of 9-year-old boy recovered from crash site

Divers have found the body of a 9-year-old boy who had been missing after a helicopter carrying him and four others crashed into the water at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Living to learn, learning to live: A lifetime of dealing with autism

All the small yet extremely celebrated successes in Chad Winkler’s 22 years have led him to his biggest success yet: college graduation.

Analysis: Blunt retaliating with records requests

Under investigation for alleged Sunshine Law violations, Gov. Matt Blunt’s administration is retaliating with its own use of Missouri’s open-records law.

Anesthesiologist joins Missouri’s execution team

The state of Missouri has added an anesthesiologist to its team that will carry out executions, despite professional guidelines against doctors taking part in executions.

Last known U.S. born WWI veteran honored at Liberty Memorial

Frank Woodruff Buckles’ photograph was hung in the main hallway of the museum, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States presented him with a gold medal of merit, and on Monday he will be presented the American flag flying outside the memorial.

Rep. Hulshof introduces anti-cyberbullying bill

The proposed legislation would impose criminal penalties over harassment via computers, text messages and other electronic devices.

Heart specialists suggest buying personal blood-pressure monitor

The recommendation to keep tabs on blood pressure during the day mirrors that of diabetics checking insulin levels.

Wind farm stirs trouble in northwest Missouri

The wind industry, which produces about 1 percent of the nation’s energy, has gained considerable purchase in the U.S, growing by 45 percent last year. But now come claims that industrial windmills cause what one researcher calls “wind turbine syndrome,” a range of symptoms that include headaches, anxiety, sleep problems and dizziness in some people who live close by.

State dissolves Shawn Hornbeck Foundation

The Shawn Hornbeck Foundation has been dissolved by the state because of paperwork problems, but its members continue to pursue their mission of finding missing children.

Five Amur tigers born at Saint Louis Zoo

The Saint Louis Zoo has five new tiger cubs born late last month. The critically endangered Amur tigers — two males and three females — were born April 28 and are with their mother, Kalista, in an off-display indoor maternity den.

Law on copper thefts tightened

Gov. Matt Blunt was traveling throughout the state Wednesday to sign legislation that helps police track people who plunder copper and aluminum and sell to it scrap metal dealers.