State News

Abuse of power tops themes in governor’s race

Governor Matt Blunt and Attorney General Jay Nixon snipe and snarl as gubernatorial race approaches.

Missouri bridges given clean bill of health

Some Missouri bridges found in decent shape and others given repairs in wake of inspections following the Minnesota bridge collapse.

Web site lists state businesses that don't pay taxes

A new site provides the public with a record of businesses with revoked sales tax licenses. The site is updated weekly.

Gov. Blunt creates new position to focus on partnership of education and business

Roderick Nunn was named as the director of education and work force innovation on Thursday.

Missouri moonshiners plead guilty to federal charges

Wayne H. Pettyjohn and his son, Francis Dwayne Pettyjohn, of Howell County, operated the largest illegal still discovered in Missouri in 30 years.

MFA fined after pleading guilty in pollution case

The U.S. Attorney General says the company admitted blame for a 2003 chemical accident in Martinsburg.

Funding strategy plan for Missouri public universities presented to curators

A study group is trying to create a funding strategy for all of Missouri’s public four-year universities.

Jury chosen for pregnant woman slaying case

Opening arguments are scheduled to begin Thursday in a Kansas City federal courtroom in the trial of Lisa Montgomery, who is accused of kidnapping and strangling pregnant Bobbie Jo Stinnett and removing her eight-month-old baby with a kitchen knife.

New supreme court judge hears first arguments

Judge Patricia Breckenridge, the newest judge on the Missouri Supreme Court, questioned attorney’s claims in rape case on her first day on the job.

Severe storms leave behind major cleanup, minor injuries

Several northeast Missouri communities were assessing damage Wednesday, a day after strong storms and several tornadoes moved through the area.

Mall's stores begin charging extra sales tax

The mall, as the city’s newest transportation development district, will collect the tax to help pay for future improvements to the Stadium Boulevard corridor.

UM System has not signed Nixon's voluntary code of conduct

The agreement was drafted to prevent universities from taking kickbacks from student lenders.

Ameren unveils voluntary renewable energy program

AmerenUE on Monday launched a new voluntary program called Pure Power that allows customers to pay an additional 1.5 cents per kilowatt hour to help support development of wind power and other forms of renewable energy.

Senate agrees to audit war contracts

The U.S. Senate has approved the creation of an investigative commission to examine wartime contracts in Afghanistan and Iraq following reports of fraud and mismanagement of contracts worth billions of tax dollars.

Wildlife float reveals new face of Big Muddy

Millions of federal dollars have been directed into mitigation projects along the Missouri River. But few Missourians know about these changes or where to find them. The Big Muddy Wildlife Float led about 85 people down the river this weekend for a first-hand experience of the changing face of the Missouri River.

Blunt, Nixon disagree about Attorney General's role

Twice in the last several months, Gov. Blunt's administration announced it had “terminated” Attorney General Jay Nixon from a high profile case, charging he had conflicts of interest. But Nixon's office says he cannot be removed from his legal responsibility to defend the state.

Mo. official announces recall of nine more Chinese-made toys

High levels of lead paint were found in several of the recalled toys.

Jury duty scam leads to identity theft

Callers posing as court employees are threatening arrest for failure to show up for jury duty.

Doctors troubled by possible reduction in Medicare payments

Unless Congress stops the payment cuts from going through by January, many doctors say they will limit the number of Medicare patients they accept.

Bull makes a break for the big city

A bull is on the loose in downtown St. Louis after the truck carrying it overturned on a bridge ramp.