State News

Palin stops in Missouri, says Obama hiding true tax plans

Republican vice presidential candidate, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, swung through southern Missouri Friday, speaking to an estimated 20,000 supporters, according to the Springfield News-Leader.

Work starting on new Missouri federal courthouse

The new $70 million courthouse will be built on the site of the old Missouri State Penitentiary in Jefferson City.

Judge questions oversight of St. Louis police brutality complaints

A case of alleged police brutality brought before a U.S. district judge has raised concerns that police brutality is more widespread — and more overlooked — in St. Louis than is currently reported.

Rep. Graves' father wants son's rival to change ad

The disputed ad says an airstrip on Graves' property was renovated with taxpayers' money.

Missouri Democrats counter Republicans with automated phone calls

Columbia residents might be hearing something new when they pick up their phones. A Democratic automated telephone call that began circulating in Missouri this week is intended to be a "counter-punch" to those being sent by Republican Sen. John McCain's campaign, former Missouri Gov. Roger Wilson said Thursday morning. 

Missouri Supreme Court building celebrates 101st birthday

The red-brick building was constructed in 1907, about a decade earlier than the current state Capitol.

Venue changed for Palin rally

A rally with Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin is being moved to a larger site in Springfield.

Luetkemeyer brings jack-of-all-trades background to race

He'll tell you it's the story of Small Town, USA, where hard work and conservative values eventually meet opportunity.

Boeing told to pay at least $370M for breach of contract

A jury in Los Angeles said the company's satellite division must pay ICO Global Communications for failing to build and launch satellites.

Man gets life for Jeff City stabbing death

A Jefferson City man was sentenced to life in prison for the May 2006 stabbing death of a woman he had lived with.

Park Service moves forward on Arch grounds plan

The National Park Service said Tuesday it favors a plan that would allow for changes to the look of the Gateway Arch grounds.

HIV testing this week at Normandy

The virus could have possibly been transmitted through sexual activity, IV or steroid drug use, piercings or tattoos.

Man may be reimbursed for money mutilated by mice

A southeast Missouri man is expected to be reimbursed for mutilated $20 bills that had been munched on by mice.

Les Bourgeois plans to bring in record grape harvest

A season of steady rain and improved viticulture practices produced a record crop for Les Bourgeois Winery and Vineyards, which expects to boast a 170-ton harvest of wine grapes this season. That harvest would trump the old record by 62 tons.

Palin to visit Springfield on Friday

The "Road to Victory" rally is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the university's McDonald Arena. Doors open at 9 a.m.

Sprint to trim cell phone termination fees

Sprint Nextel Corp. will soon join other wireless industry leaders in trimming the costs customers face for canceling their cell phone services early, the company's chief executive said Tuesday.

Missouri tops national job growth list

Missouri gained 3,800 jobs and its unemployment rate fell from 6.7 percent in August to 6.4 percent in September, according to figures released Tuesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. It's the first decline in the Missouri unemployment rate since June.

Attorney general candidates criticize DNR in third debate

Democratic candidate Chris Koster said the Natural Resources Department has not done its job of adequately regulating the environment, while Republican candidate Mike Gibbons said the relationship between the department and the attorney general's office needs to be repaired.

Signs erected to remember Missouri trooper

He died in a 1987 crash in Buchanan County.

Fort Leonard Wood soldier charged with murder

The man was accused of killing another soldier's wife.