State News

Snowman snow globes pose fire hazard

About 7,000 snow globes in the shape of snowmen have been recalled. There have been reports of the globes causing fires as sunlight passes through and ignites surrounding objects.

UPDATE: Nixon outlines economic plan for Missouri

Gov.-elect Jay Nixon released details of his Show Me JOBS economic plan Monday.

Nixon outlines plan to create new jobs in Missouri

The governor-elect says the bipartisan effort aims at new jobs through small business development and incentives for working training and retraining.

Subzero wind chills blow across Missouri


The National Weather Service says the state will warm up by the weekend.

Hunter, 83, dies in fall from cliff

An 83-year-old man is dead after falling from a bluff while hunting at the Lake of the Ozarks.

Build-A-Bear to donate 20,000 stuffed animals to toy drive

Donations to the Marine Corps Reserve's toy drive are down this year.

Missouri affirmative action ballot proposal draws challenges

The secretary of state's office cleared the proposed 2010 ballot measure for circulation earlier this month. An identical proposal for the 2008 ballot never qualified.

Financial meltdown slowing wind-power boom

Companies that bankrolled the boom, including AIG, Lehman Brothers and Wachovia Corp., are facing financial problems that dry up their contributions to wind projects.

Some megafarms slipping past Missouri laws

Large companies are working with several smaller farms instead of building megafarms, The Kansas City Star reported today.

ANALYSIS: Nixon not using e-mail archive system

Gov.-elect Jay Nixon and his transition team have not been using the e-mail archive system that Gov. Matt Blunt began using after an open records controversy began over deleted e-mails.

St. Louis police spent $1,987 each on top badges

The badges were a nearly $10,000 line item in a unanimous vote on Wednesday by the Board of Police Commissioners. The department bought the ornate badges for the chief, two assistant chiefs and two lieutenant colonels.

Bill would bar businesses from restricting firearms in employees' personal cars

Sen. Delbert Scott, R-Lowry City, introduced S.B.3, which also says businesses would no longer be responsible for security measures to protect customers.

Faltering economy might aggravate consumer problems

Consumer protection officials anticipate a greater number of complaints with customers watching every dollar.

Lt. Gov. Kinder's role alongside Nixon remains unclear

As the lone Republican in Missouri's executive branch and as president of the Missouri Senate, Kinder has offered to play a role in bridging the gap between a Democratically-controlled administration and a Republican-controlled legislature.

School bus wreck closes Interstate 70 in downtown St. Louis

A school bus accident forces the shutdown of Interstate 70 near downtown St. Louis.

Missouri job gains erased by November losses

Missouri led the nation in job growth in September and was second highest in October. But those gains were lost in November with the total number employed falling to its lowest mark in more than two years.


Missourians won't pay more to hunt and fish

Bombarded with sometimes angry comments from Missouri hunters, anglers and landowners, the state Conservation Commission voted Friday to pull a plan charging more for hunting and fishing permits and requiring more land to qualify for free permits.

Kansas City, Kan., passes smoking ban

Kansas City, Kan., officials have approved a smoking ban after reviewing the idea for almost two years.

Man who posed as federal agent to be sentenced

A man who posed as a federal agent for two months in the eastern Missouri town of Gerald faces sentencing.

UPDATE: Man who posed as federal agent gets 5 years

He was armed with guns, threw people to the ground and handcuffed them, and conducted warrantless searches.