State News

Bill proposes removing limits for abortion lawsuits

Doctors providing abortions could face higher lawsuit liabilities under an anti-abortion measure working its way through Missouri’s legislature.

Soldier from Missouri National Guard killed in Iraq

A sergeant with the Missouri National Guard has been killed in Iraq, the Guard said Thursday.

Commission wants odor control applied to more Missouri farms

JEFFERSON CITY— Missouri pollution regulators want to expand the state's oversight of agricultural odors to more farms.

Quarterback Gabbert headlines MU’s strong recruiting class

MU signed 23 recruits on Wednesday for the NCAA Signing Day, ranking third in Big 12 recruiting.

Obama, Clinton will split Missouri delegates

Despite Barack Obama’s slight majority in the statewide vote, Obama and Hillary Clinton will end up splitting the Missouri delegates.

Education Committee debates Brooker Act

During a one-hour discussion of the issue on Tuesday, the House Higher Education Committee heard multiple witnesses’ opinions of the controversial House Bill 1315, known as the Emily Brooker Higher Education Sunshine Act.

Chief Justice argues in favor of non-partisan selection of judges

Chief Justice Laura Stith defended the state’s non-partisan court plan Tuesday in her State of the Judiciary address to the Missouri General Assembly

Hulshof launches bid for governor at airport

Republican U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof of Columbia kicked off his campaign for governor at a meeting with a couple dozen enthusiastic supporters at Columbia Regional Airport on Monday morning.

High stakes also carry high risk for Mo. Republican primary

Voter interest appears high for Missouri’s presidential primaries. The number of delegates at stake is high, too. But until this weekend, the candidates’ interest in Missouri, particularly Republicans, seemed comparatively low.

Minuteman conference in Kansas City faces opposition because of past controversy

Protestors see the anti-illegal immigration group as activists, particularly after Frances Semler, a member of the city’s parks board, resigned last week because of her Minuteman involvement.

Snowstorm causes airport delays and interstate closings in St. Louis

Thursday’s snowstorm hit eastern Missouri hard, causing several car accidents and closing down Lambert-St. Louis International Aiport for several hours.

Sen. Koster proposes bill to crack down on meth

The bill that was filed Thursday morning would require mandatory substance abuse treatment for anyone convicted of possession of methamphetamines as well as a potential child endangerment charge if a user shares their home with children.

Education Committee chairwoman proposes prohibiting teacher-student interaction online

A section added to a bill Wednesday would prohibit teachers from interacting with students on social networking Web sites, such as Facebook, that parents cannot access.

State bill could make cyber harassment a felony

The legislation was proposed in response to the suicide of a St. Charles teenager.

Missouri bill could deprive MSHSAA control of high school activities

A House committee discussed a bill Wednesday that could take control of high school extracurricular activities from MSHSAA and give it to the state Education Department.

Lawmakers try to block Blunt’s health care plan

A House committee is seeking to enlist the help of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan in its quest to block Gov. Matt Blunt’s government-subsidized health care program.

Shields passes on governor’s race, aims for top Senate position

The Senate majority leader announced he will not be running for governor but instead aims to become Senate pro tem

Bill would bar sex offenders from university housing

Under the proposed measure, a public university would be required to perform a check of the state's sex offender registry for each housing applicant.

Margaret Truman Daniel, President Truman’s only child, dies

She was a writer and singer as well as an honorary co-chair of the Harry S. Truman Library Institute in Independence.

Republican presidential candidate Romney to visit Mo.

Details about his visit are still being worked out, but stops are likely to be scheduled in St. Louis and southwest Missouri.