State News

Relocated prairie chicken population continues to drop

Missouri was once a stronghold for the species, and 45 males were brought from Kansas in hopes of raising the population count.

Mo. national guard to help out damage relief from Gustav

If Hurricane Gustav hits Louisiana as hard as predicted, Missouri is sending more helpers and preparing to shelter evacuees.

Palin gets warm reception at McCain rally in O'Fallon

The Republican presidential campaign made a stop in O’Fallon on Sunday in preparation for the upcoming convention in Minnesota, but the focus was more on Sarah Palin and the impending hurricane.

Analysis: Hulshof hopes to tap hospitals for Missouri health plan

To expand health coverage to the uninsured, Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof wants to dip deep into the money now paid to hospitals as reimbursement for their charity care.

MU students to help investigate fatal explosion

The Midwest Innocence Project is reopening the case of five people convicted of causing a 1988 explosion that killed six Kansas City firefighters.

Thousands didn't get stimulus checks; they didn't file returns

Many of those who haven't are more than 65 years old. But there's still time to file and collect a check. The deadline is Oct. 15.

Chef Jeff urges youths to cook up better future

The former drug dealer who has become a top chef, author and impending TV show host was in St. Louis to encourage youngsters to make better choices for themselves.

Prosecutors won’t seek death penalty in ‘Precious Doe’ case

Harrell Johnson, accused of killing a 3-year-old girl in 2001, won’t have to face the possibility of the death penalty after prosecutors ruled it out.

McCain will bring running mate Palin to St. Louis this weekend

McCain will appear with his vice presidential choice and other Missouri legislators Sunday at a minor league baseball park in O’Fallon.

Wilderness groups to hold conference focusing on forest protection

Wilderness advocates are trying to win support for a plan to protect Missouri’s Mark Twain Forest. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson, who represents southeast Missouri, strongly opposes the plan.

Kansas City woman wins half of Missouri Lottery jackpot

With the money won, she says she will help her granddaughter go to college.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch cuts 18 jobs

The new cuts follow cuts in March and an offer of voluntary early retirement a year ago.

Families still looking for tips about missing daughters

The families of Amanda Jones and Heather Kullorn are still looking for information regarding their loved ones disappearances in eastern Missouri.

SEAL America campaign to make stop in Jefferson City

SEAL America is a grassroots movement to bring prayer and communion services to every state capitol in 2008.

Volunteers search for more than 100,000 eligible for stimulus checks

The majority of those who haven’t applied for the checks are over the age of 65, leaving much of the burden for notifying them with organizations that cater to that population.

St. Louis Zoo’s newest endangered addition: A baby zebra

The St. Louis Zoo’s newest addition is a 105-pound baby zebra.
The birth of the male Grevy’s zebra was announced Thursday, a week after he was born. It is named Kalama after a community in northern Kenya.

St. Louis shooting injures four

Four people, including a 2-year-old girl, were shot Thursday afternoon while on their porch.

Two St. Louis police officers injured in hit-and-run

Two St. Louis police officers suffered minor injuries after pursuing a suspect they believed had stolen a car.

CPSC issues warning on bassinets

After a second baby in Missouri was killed by a Simplicity bassinet within a year, the CPSC says the company has failed to make necessary changes to prevent future incidents.

Gasconade Courthouse issue gets at heart of north-south rift

A proposal to renovate the courthouse in Gasconade County, which has a population of 15,300, is reigniting old north-south tensions between Hermann and Owensville.