State News

Winfield battles on against the Mississippi

Hours after the Pin Oak levee broke, workers had built a 4-foot-tall sandbag levee to protect the 100 homes in harm's way.

Voluntary evacuation of Canton lifted

But officials are urging residents to use discretion in making their plans to return.

New state budget includes spending increases

Missouri's finances have fared better than some other states, so spending is greater than expected revenue growth.

Anheuser-Busch releases proposal to make its shares more valuable

The plan is in response to the InBev proposal that Anheuser-Busch officials thought undervalued the company.

St. Louis archbishop gets post at Vatican

Known as one of the most conservative bishops in the U.S., Raymond Burke was named to head the Vatican's supreme court.

Levee break threatens Winfield

The Pin Oak levee has been showing signs of strain. It protects about 100 homes in Winfield.

President of Northwest Missouri State to retire in June 2009

Dean L. Hubbard is the school's longest-serving president.

Barley growers have stake in battle for Anheuser-Busch

The prospect of Anheuser-Busch being taken over by a brewing company with roots in Belgium and Brazil has made some Northern Plains barley growers uneasy.

Closed plant in Cameron to be checked for contaminants

The community is seeking answers to the cause behind an apparent outbreak in tumors among residents.

UPDATE: Anheuser-Busch rejects InBev’s offer

Anheuser-Busch chief says plan to boost stock prices doesn’t include InBev.

MOHELA financial concerns delay June payment for building plan

Financial strains prompt Missouri’s student loan agency to delay a scheduled payment for Gov. Matt Blunt’s college construction plan.

Kansas City man on probation charged in homicide of Columbia man

Darryl Vest was charged Wednesday for fatally beating James Dake of Columbia, who was also on probation.

Anheuser-Busch to quit selling caffeinated alcohol

The St. Louis-based brewer settled with attorneys general from 11 states, who said the beverages targeted at minors.

Blunt signs bills on varying issues

Bills concern microchip implants, gun range noise violations, the Second Injury Fund and money for sheriff’s departments.

Joyriding in flood waters

A man is accused of stealing a boat from a St. Charles County marina and taking a ride in floodwaters, with his young son along for the ride.

Missouri hatchery sends 10,000 replacement trout to Iowa

The donated trout constitute the Neosho hatchery’s surplus of that size rainbow trout for this year.

Top offical for Gov. Blunt says Nixon broke law by mishandling settlement money

Administration Commissioner Larry Schepker said Nixon’s office illegally deposited a $630,00 settlement check from a prescription drug company, Caremark, into an office trust fund.

Tax relief proposal for flood victims pending in U.S. Senate

A tax relief proposal would let Midwest flood victims use planned-retirement money and business tax breaks if passed by the Senate.

McCaskill a valued part of Obama's campaign

Obama calls her one of his closest advisers. Her name has popped up as a potential running mate. Says one strategist: "They want to use her so much because she’s the epitome of the target voter they’re looking for."

UPDATE: Anheuser-Busch reportedly will reject InBev's offer

The Wall Street Journal said Anheuser-Busch is expected to argue that InBev's offer undervalues the St. Louis-based brewer. The rejection could set the state for a hostile takeover battle.