State News

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.

Odessa woman gets 8 years in kidnapping case

Lauren Gash was sentenced to eight years in prison after pleading guilty last month to kidnapping a pregnant woman.

Hurricane Gustav may bring end to decline in gas prices

AAA Auto Club's latest fuel price index on Wednesday indicated Missouri has the nation's lowest gasoline price with an average of $3.42 for a gallon of regular unleaded. Some Missouri cities are even lower, including St. Louis, with an average price of $3.31.

Man found dead, believed to be struck by train

Campbell man found dead by railroad tracks, police believe he was struck by Union Pacific train

Media outlets to join lawsuit against Gov. Blunt over e-mail access.

The Associated Press, Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch can join the lawsuit to gain access to Governor’s e-mails.

AMC Entertainment fined in child labor case

The company will pay $141,570 and display public service announcements about labor laws in all of its 296 movie theaters.

Mo. pet license plate nips at overpopulation

The "I'm Pet Friendly" license plate is being offered for the second year by the Missouri State Humane Association.

Hulshof unveils health care plan

He described it as a voluntary government-administered health savings plan all Missouri residents could buy into, regardless of income or employment status.

Judge orders revocation of hog farm permit near Arrow Rock

The permit was set to expire on Saturday anyway and the owner had apparently lost interest in the project, but the 16-page ruling could have far broader implications for CAFOs in Missouri, the director of the Department of Natural Resources said.

Utility customers will pay more for home heating

Natural gas customers in Missouri and Illinois can expect to see a significant increase in their heating costs this winter. Ameren says customers could pay as much as 30 percent more this winter compared to last.

New Missouri law bans big trucks from left lane

Starting Thursday, trucks weighing more than 48,000 pounds can no longer travel in the far left lane on highways in urban areas throughout Missouri.

St. Louis wins reverse discrimination lawsuit

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled in favor of the city in a lawsuit that alleged reverse discrimination against two white firefighters.

Woman admits leaving kids in car while she gambled

The Texas woman left her granddaughters in the car while she was in the Lady Luck Casino in Caruthersville.

City of Lake Ozark pleads guilty to illegal dumping

The city pleaded guilty and signed a plea agreement in federal court on Monday.

Colleges confront shootings with survival training

The program teaches students and professors to use improvised weapons to fight back. One researcher has concerns.

UPDATE: Court overturns one death sentence, upholds another

The state Supreme Court overturned the death sentence of a man convicted of killing his cellmate. It upheld one given by a judge after the jury was deadlocked.

Something's in the air in Carthage — and it's stinky

The mayor of the city, which has been plagued by bad smells from its plants, said the state needs to develop stricter rules for investigating and enforcing odor problems.

Lawuits demand Mo. lawmakers add cash to trust funds

The Kansas City symphony and two sick Missourians want a court to rule that lawmakers have shortchanged their causes. In separate lawsuits, the Kansas City symphony and Thomas and Margaret Redmond ask that Missouri lawmakers be ordered to increase funding for the arts and life science research.

Song sung raspy: Diamond postpones St. Louis concert

The singer has been diagnosed with laryngitis. But the move to postpone didn't come until after a concert Monday in Columbus, Ohio, that left many fans demanding refunds.