State News

Columbia man charged with possession of child pornography

A Columbia man faces federal child pornography charges stemming from an arrest in May, after he allegedly drove to a Carthage hotel to meet someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl.

Joplin mosque's sign set ablaze

After a Joplin mosque's sign was set on fire early Thursday, the FBI has begun a hate crime investigation.

Mother confesses to killing 6-week-old son

Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton had another two babies who died, but the ruling of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is being questioned by police who have decided to reopen the Aberdeen, S.D. case in light of Halliburton's arrest this week.

Fenton woman arrested in Nebraska car chase

The pursuit began shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday when state troopers found the car on eastbound I-80 near Giltner, Neb. driving at speeds topping 100 mph.

Bush to appear at Hulshof fundraiser in St. Louis Co.

The president is scheduled to appear at the dinner at Hunter Farms on Oct. 3. The invitation requests a donation of $10,000 to $25,000 per couple to attend a private reception and photo opportunity with Bush.

Wolf sanctuary at Washington University set to close

The lease is up for the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. The sanctuary has plans to move but has not yet done so.

Urban superintendents prove hard to hold on to

On Friday, Kelvin Adams signed a three-year contract on Friday with St. Louis schools. He will be the district's eighth superintendent in five yeras, reflecting a national trend.

Well, the advertising IS mobile, but it's not what clients expect

Authorities in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are searching for a couple they say are scamming customers by promising mobile advertising that will be seen by thousands. What they deliver is a home flat-screen TV held onto the top of an old van with 2-by-4s, bolts and bungee cords.

MoDot flagman dies in work zone crash

Troopers said an 18-wheeler read-ended a stopped car in a work zone on U.S. 63 in southern Missouri. The impact sent the rig off the road and onto the workman, who was from Rolla.

Latest poll: McCain, Obama tied in Missouri

A new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV poll of 800 likely Missouri voters conducted this week shows the race is about even, with McCain at 47 percent and Obama at 46 percent.

Bedrock tested under proposed river bridge

Ex-collector convicted in federal court

Danny Wayne Gladden, former Crawford County collector, was convicted of federal tax evasion. He could face five years in prison.

Woman jailed in death of 6-week-old son

Lee's Summit police said 29-year-old Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton told them she smothered her son.  Investigators said Halliburton previously had two infants whose deaths were ruled as sudden infant death syndrome.

MSU enrolls record number of students

Springfield's Missouri State University has seen a 1.3 percent increase in enrollment over last year.

12-year-old collapses during football practice

A 12-year-old suburban St. Louis boy is in critical condition after collapsing on the field during football practice.

Hulshof touts child support plan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof says he supports the creation of regional child support enforcement units.

2 fraternities at Drury suspended as result of party

The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.

Man convicted of murder requests postponement of execution

Missouri's first scheduled execution in three years may have its current stay extended.

Judge wants mental evaluation of murder suspect

Nicholas Sheley is charged with killing eight people in Missouri and Illinois. A judge is giving attorneys until Wednesday to agree on an expert to evaluate whether Sheley is fit to stand trial in the murder of 65-year-old Ronald Randall.

Humane Society seizes dogs at Iron Mountain Lake

Police say the dogs were abandoned by a woman in pens without food or water. The Humane Society says it took 119 animals from the woman four years ago.