State News

Tax incentives OK'd for nuclear weapons plant in KC

The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site that a development agency voted unanimously Friday to support replacing the current weapons plant at the Bannister Federal Complex with a 1.4-million-square-foot complex across from the former Richard-Gebaur Memorial Airport.

Man dies after run-in with train

Macon County deputies say Richard Scott of LaPlata was hit by a train that he ran toward while drinking with friends.

Suit against Blunt over e-mail access is dismissed

But the ruling tossing out the case was put on hold for 10 days to give the special investigators seeking access to e-mails from the governor’s office an opportunity to amend their lawsuit.

UPDATE: Anheuser-Busch reportedly near deal with InBev

The Wall Street Journal said InBev has raised its bid to $70 a share — an offer the Anheuser-Busch board is likely to accept this weekend. News of the deal hit hard in St. Louis.

Allstate to settle in disputed claims policy case

The case, which stemmed from an accident on Interstate 70, attracted national attention when the

10 state troopers complete immigration training

Ten state troopers have completed special immigration training, allowing them to start enforcing federal immigration laws in Missouri. Six of the officers will be used to speed up processing after traffic stops; the other four will be assigned to casinos.

InBev buyout of Anheuser-Busch could now come as early as this weekend

After weeks of public bickering, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that talks have turned friendly between the two companies. The Journal has reported that InBev has boosted its takeover offer by $5 a share to $70, a sweetened deal that Anheuser-Busch is likely to accept.

First 4-H dairy judging camp hosted by MU

Students visited three different dairy farms and participated in discussions to learn how to properly evaluate dairy cows.

First Bank Mortgage’s ex-president allegedly funneled away $35 million

U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said Mark Turkcan began the fraud after losing millions of dollars on an investment for the bank in 1987.

High-stakes gambling initiative survives court challenge

An initiative to allow high-stakes gambling in Missouri overcame a court challenge Thursday from opponents who claimed its official ballot summary could mislead voters.

Man accused of being fake drug agent could face real prison time

On Thursday, a judge read a 23-count indictment against Bill Anthony Jakob, which could lead to 105 years in prison. His lawyer said Jakob perpetrated an elaborate scheme — risking his own life to arrest potential drug dealers — because he wanted to be a police officer.

Jailer charged with accessing law enforcement database

A Greene County jailer has been fired and charged with misdemeanor misuse of official information by a public servant.

Man charged with selling $10,000 Daniel Boone plaque for scrap

The plaque for years marked the final resting place for Boone and his wife, Rebecca, near Marthasville.

Man gets life sentence after pleading guilty to murder of toddler

A 23-year-old man receives life in prison plus 10 years after pleading guilty to second-degree murder and child abuse.

Murder charges now filed in Missouri against Sheley

The man suspected of bludgeoning eight people to death last month had already been charged in two of the killings.

Blunt's attorneys ask judge to dismiss e-mails suit

Former state Supreme Court Judge John Holstein, who is representing the governor, called the suit so flawed that he hopes it “never serves a model for any pleading in this court or anyplace else.”

Sales tax holiday signed for energy-efficient appliances

The bill signed by Blunt is scheduled to run from April 19 through April 25 each year.

UPDATE: Women share concerns with Michelle Obama in KC

Obama held a roundtable discussion at the University of Missouri-Kansas City on Thursday.

Columbia woman to compete in Ms. Missouri Senior Pageant

Judith McKenney, 66, is one of 12 contestants in the pageant. Her pageant mentor, Susan Groves, of Fulton, won the contest last year.

Anheuser-Busch asks stockholders to reject InBev

Anheuser-Busch filed a consent solicitation on Wednesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission that outlines why shareholders should turn down InBev’s proposal to fire all of the St. Louis brewer's board of directors and replace them with a slate chosen by InBev.