State News

Wolf sanctuary at Washington University set to close

The lease is up for the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. The sanctuary has plans to move but has not yet done so.

Urban superintendents prove hard to hold on to

On Friday, Kelvin Adams signed a three-year contract on Friday with St. Louis schools. He will be the district's eighth superintendent in five yeras, reflecting a national trend.

Well, the advertising IS mobile, but it's not what clients expect

Authorities in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are searching for a couple they say are scamming customers by promising mobile advertising that will be seen by thousands. What they deliver is a home flat-screen TV held onto the top of an old van with 2-by-4s, bolts and bungee cords.

MoDot flagman dies in work zone crash

Troopers said an 18-wheeler read-ended a stopped car in a work zone on U.S. 63 in southern Missouri. The impact sent the rig off the road and onto the workman, who was from Rolla.

Latest poll: McCain, Obama tied in Missouri

A new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV poll of 800 likely Missouri voters conducted this week shows the race is about even, with McCain at 47 percent and Obama at 46 percent.

Bedrock tested under proposed river bridge

Ex-collector convicted in federal court

Danny Wayne Gladden, former Crawford County collector, was convicted of federal tax evasion. He could face five years in prison.

Woman jailed in death of 6-week-old son

Lee's Summit police said 29-year-old Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton told them she smothered her son.  Investigators said Halliburton previously had two infants whose deaths were ruled as sudden infant death syndrome.

MSU enrolls record number of students

Springfield's Missouri State University has seen a 1.3 percent increase in enrollment over last year.

12-year-old collapses during football practice

A 12-year-old suburban St. Louis boy is in critical condition after collapsing on the field during football practice.

Hulshof touts child support plan

Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof says he supports the creation of regional child support enforcement units.

2 fraternities at Drury suspended as result of party

The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.

Man convicted of murder requests postponement of execution

Missouri's first scheduled execution in three years may have its current stay extended.

Judge wants mental evaluation of murder suspect

Nicholas Sheley is charged with killing eight people in Missouri and Illinois. A judge is giving attorneys until Wednesday to agree on an expert to evaluate whether Sheley is fit to stand trial in the murder of 65-year-old Ronald Randall.

Humane Society seizes dogs at Iron Mountain Lake

Police say the dogs were abandoned by a woman in pens without food or water. The Humane Society says it took 119 animals from the woman four years ago.

Blunt bashes Bush's bailout plan

The Missouri governor said the president's plan is not the right option for reforming the country's economy.

Anti-abortion group withholds endorsement of Lt. Gov. candidates

When Missouri Right To Life, an anti-abortion rights organization, publishes its endorsements for statewide offices next week, neither the Republican or Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor will be on that list, a group spokesperson said Wednesday.

Blunt holds onto $1.23 million in campaign funds

Gov. Matt Blunt said he's not ruling out another run for public office, and to that end, will not close his campaign accounts. Blunt currently has more than $1.23 million on hand from his previous campaign.

Committee looks at revamping child care regulations

Rising health care costs create problems for Mo. farmers

A survey of farmers and ranchers released Thursday by the nonprofit Missouri Rural Crisis Center shows that one in five reported financial problems caused in part by spiraling health care costs.