State News

Mechanical issues may have caused plane crash in Barry County

The Barry County Sheriff says a Kansas City-area man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed in southwestern Missouri.

Jury selection begins in ambush killing trial

Jury selection begins in the trial of a man accused in the ambush killing of a rural Warren County grandfather.

Hulshof faces challenges in Mo. gubernatorial bid

Technically, there is no “challenger” in Missouri’s open governor’s race. But Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof has a big challenge in his gubernatorial campaign.

Joplin teen not mentally competent to stand trial as adult, judge says

Criminal proceedings in the case of Thomas H. White, 15, have been suspended indefinitely.

Mother works to keep teens out of adult prisons

Tracy McClard has signed on with an effort to keep teen offenders out of adult prisons, a crusade that is getting a political test as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee works on a bill reauthorizing federal juvenile justice programs.

Caller told 911 operator of people ‘screaming for help’ after bus crash

Witnesses who called 911 after the crash of a Missouri-bound chartered bus that killed at least 16 people described a chaotic scene, telling emergency workers of bloody passengers crushed beneath the smoking wreckage, according to calls released Saturday by police.

Woman bought gun hours before shooting her ex, documents show

Rachelle Morris, 25, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her ex-husband, a former Republic alderman.

UPDATE: Prosecutor says Kirkwood shooter intended to kill more people

Charles "Cookie" Thornton fatally shot 5 people at Kirkwood City Hall in February, but Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said his investigation said his investigation found that Thornton wanted to kill the entire City Council and other officials.

UPDATE: Blown tire on bus was a retread

The tire that blew on a charter bus that crashed on Friday had been refitted with a new tread, which is a violation of safety standards. Fifteen people died in the crash and dozens more were injured.

UPDATE: Missouri-bound bus crashes in Texas; 14 die

The charter bus was said to be operating illegally. It was carrying a Vietnamese-American Catholic group to Carthage for the Marian Days pilgrimage.

According to prosecutor, Kirkwood shooter could have claimed more lives

The St. Louis County prosecutor says evidence shows Charles "Cookie" Thornton wanted to kill more people before being shot.

Five men stabbed in Moberly

One of the victims was air lifted to a Columbia hospital.

A series of problems caused snapping of Arch tram cable

The engineering report blamed the workmanship of the National Park Service and outside contractors.

Economy making it difficult for Mo. to get started on massive bridge project

The project was authorized by lawmakers a year ago and has yet to begin because of a tight credit market and delays in negotiating a contract.

Three wounded in Kansas City bar shooting

A man opened fire outside the Tool Shed, wounding three people before bystanders took the guns away.

Quadruplets born in suburban St. Louis

St. John's Mercy Medical Center says the two boys and two girls born to Chris and Jill Schwartz on Friday are doing well.

Arkansas man found in Boone County convicted in Branson stabbing

Terry Huey of Harrison, Ark., was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Chuck Berry's former St. Louis home up for historic listing

The modest red-brick house was where Berry developed his distinctive guitar style and wrote such classics as "Maybelline" and "Johnny B. Goode."

World champion soybean grower spills beans on success

Missouri's Kip Cullers shows how extra seed, daily watering and a lot of chicken manure can make a big difference in yields.

Mo. Guardsman charged with kidnapping son

Police say 50-year-old Bruce Nations  took his 3-year-old son shortly after returning from duty in Iraq on July 20.