State News

Southeast Mo. residents consider buyouts after flooding

Residents of Dutchtown met with officials to learn about government buyouts after their town flooded in March.

AG says dogs for diabetics don't work

The attorney general’s office says Heaven Scent Paws, a Cole County company claiming to train dogs to help diabetics, is ripping off consumers.

Johnson County sheriff's deputy kills burglary suspect after chase and shootout

The body was sent to the Boone County Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and identification.

Mo. man convicted of student's murder wins tentative OK for new forensic tests

A southeast Missouri man convicted 14 years ago in a college student’s murder but who claims innocence moved one step closer Monday toward the chance to clear his name. The man was prosecuted by Kenny Hulshof when he was a special state prosecutor

Government audit reveals problems in FBI name check process for immigrants

The audit says problems in the process used to check the names of immigrants seeking citizenship led to large backlogs and raised questions about the reliability of resulting information.

Missouri man to compete in national rock, paper, scissors contest

Three hand signs and luck are the only things holding Poplar Bluff resident from a $50,000 prize and a chance to compete internationally during the Beijing Olympics.

3 drown in separate weekend accidents

Three people are dead after separate accidents across the state, according to reports from the Missouri State Water Patrol.

Torah valued at $30,000 stolen from St. Louis-area synagogue

Authorities are investigating whether the theft is connected to similar cases across the country.

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof has his record as a prosecutor scrutinized

Hulshof has the reputation for being an aggressive prosecutor, but an AP review shines light on four death penalty reversals in which Hulshof was the prosecutor.

Glasgow battles KC Power & Light's plans to put lines, tower in park

“It’s gotten to be an ‘us versus them’ type of thing,” Mayor Fred Foley said. “I think it’s the first time they’ve been up against a small, rural area like this.

Sedalia businessman accused of embezzling nearly $86,000

Raymond A. Potts, owner of Potts Contracting Group Inc., is charged with failing to pay the money to his company's employee pension benefit plan.

Table Rock Lake safe to swim despite flooding

The director of Table Rock Water Quality tested water from seven portions of Table Rock for bacteria.

Coast Guard says fuel spill clean-up finished in Missouri River

The U.S. Coast Guard said a clean-up effort used a vacuum truck and a skimmer to remove a majority of the fuel that had spilled from a sinking towboat.

Bowling Hall of Fame to split from St. Louis, roll toward Texas

The Museum and Hall of Fame will be moved to a new development that will include the United States Bowling Congress and the Bowling Proprietors Association of America.

Powerful storms continued to drench Missouri

Increasing rain and winds cause several weather warnings throughout Missouri with tornados forming in Washington and St. Louis County.

Kinder's chief of staff quits over porn charges

Eric Feltner, of Columbia, resigned Friday after reports emerged that he had been charged with two misdemeanor counts of providing pornography to a child.

Potential contractor gets OK to begin work on Mo. bridge repair project

No contract has been awarded, but to speed things up, state transportation officials have given approval for a potential contractor to begin the engineering work on the project to repair 802 bridges.

3 dead, 1 injured after apparent murder suicide in Mountain Grove, police say

A woman was critically injured and two of her relatives were killed by her estranged husband before he turned the gun on himself, police said.

33 Muslim immigrants sue, saying U.S. citizenship wrongly delayed

Their lawsuit says many immigrants who have met the requirements to become U.S. citizens are left in limbo for months or years because of slow processing of FBI name checks.

Bad weather forces Blunt to cancel plans to sign cyberbullying law

The governor had planned to sign the measure Friday afternoon just a couple of miles from the neighborhood where 13-year-old Megan Meier hanged herself in 2006 after receiving cruel messages over the Internet.