State News

Mo. judge blocks $7 fee for driver’s license records

Cole County Judge Richard Callahan ruled that the increase from $1.25 violated the state Sunshine Law.

Judge expresses reservations over fee increase for driving records

A circuit court judge challenged an increase of fees for Missouri’s vehicle and driver’s license records and said the fees appear to fall under public records law.

Missouri law would fine employers for requiring microchip implants

Critics of the chips argue there are tangible medical, privacy and religious worries driving attempts to pass laws banning forced implants around the country.

Natural gas bills could increase this winter

AmerenUE, Atmos Energy and Missouri Gas Energy were approved Thursday to charge consumers $100 to $200 extra.

St. Peters man wins Missouri lottery

The winning ticket, bought at an O'Fallon Quick Mark, had a $2.2 million prize.

World Bird Sanctuary returns eagle to wild

A month after arriving at the sanctuary for treatment of toxin poisoning, the bald eagle was released. The sanctuary has worked to promote bald eagle conservation in Missouri.

Attorneys seek injunction against Mo. license fee raises

A judge is considering whether the Department of Revenue violated laws by raising fees on driver's license records.

McCaskill takes hot seat on 'Colbert Report'

Sen. Claire McCaskill made an appearance on comedian Stephen Colbert’s show Wednesday night. She was asked why, as a woman, she didn’t support Hillary Clinton over Barack Obama.

Hospital begins to ‘Think Outside the Bottle’

A St. Louis-based hospital is going to cut out water bottles in an effort to reduce the environmental impact of producing bottles.

Settlement calls for attorney general's office to pay $26,000

Attorney General Jay Nixon’s office has agreed to pay $26,000 to a quadriplegic woman who claimed employment discrimination. The settlement includes no admission of wrongdoing.

Town refuses occupancy permit for another unmarried couple

Another unmarried couple is being told by a suburban St. Louis town they’re not welcome.

Accident leaves corn syrup spilled on interstate

An accident on a busy St. Louis-area interstate left a sticky mess.

Woman pleads guilty to lying about being raped and shot by Hispanic men

Angela D. Wilburn, 44, whose husband is a founder of the Ozarks Minutemen, faces a possible six months in prison and $500 fine.

Springfield utility tests storing carbon dioxide underground

A Springfield utility plans to inject carbon dioxide into the ground to test whether air pollution from power plants can be stored safely.

Dog attacks 2 children in Jefferson County

Two 12-year-old Jefferson County boys are recovering after being attacked by a dog that got out of a fenced yard.

Missouri’s share of Kansas City will have streetcars included in the new transit plan

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has unveiled a $1.2 billion rail-transit plan for the metro region.

St. Charles woman to be arraigned in LA in MySpace suicide case

A St. Charles County woman indicted for her alleged role in a MySpace hoax against a 13-year-old neighbor who committed suicide will be arraigned June 16 in Los Angeles.

Washington Co. sheriff's employee accused of abusing police dog

A Washington County Sheriff’s Department worker faces two misdemeanor counts of animal abuse after the department’s police dog was found to be sick and malnourished.

Kansas City’s Liberty Memorial to stay lit

Despite recent budget cuts by Kansas City, donations are helping to keep the Liberty Memorial alight until July 4, but more donations will be needed to keep it going afterwards.

St. Louis residents worry about possible Anheuser-Busch buyout

Reports that Angeuser-Busch might be purchased by Belgium-based brewer InBev have St. Louis residents worried they might lose a company as closely identified with their city as the Gateway Arch.