State News

Incumbent legislators did well at the polls

Only one of the 134 lawmakers seeking re-election was defeated.

Officials urge tougher exotic animal laws

Two tiger attacks this week occurred at two different Missouri facilities that had been cited before.

Page, Kinder are nominees for lieutenant governor

Both easily win their primary elections.

Sikeston considers targeting saggy pants

The City Council will discuss changing the law to make drooping drawers indecent exposure.

Moderators named for presidential, vice presidential debates

Gwen Ifill of PBS will moderate the vice presidential debate in St. Louis.

Koster will be Democratic attorney general nominee

Voters share their thoughts at polls

Here’s what Columbia and Boone County voters had to say after casting ballots in Tuesday’s primary election.

Measures on casinos, health care workers to make Missouri ballot

The secretary of state's office announced Tuesday that of the four groups to submit ballot measures earlier this year, only two had gathered enough valid signatures on petitions to be placed on the ballot.

Warrensburg coach faces sex abuse charges

A popular high school girls softball and basketball coach faces sexual misconduct charges following a grand jury indictment.

Fourth quarter glum for ethanol producer Archer Daniels Midland

The results might lead some analysts to rethink their belief that agribusiness profits will grow along with an increasing global demand for grains and meat, an analyst said.

Boone County under severe thunderstorm watch

There is a slight risk of large hail, heavy rain and damaging winds.

Grant provides extra help from student poll workers

A grant that MU received in June to recruit student poll workers resulted in 320 interested students - well beyond expectations.

Morton told to ‘accelerate’ UMKC as interim chancellor

Among his goals are continuing the university’s efforts to increase enrollment and maintaining a good relationship between the institution and the community.

Jury recommends death for videotaped sex slaying

The jury deliberated for less than two hours before giving Richard Davis the death sentence for killing an Independence woman.

State's fiscal year off to encouraging start

The governor’s Office of Administration said the state took in $507.2 million in July, a 5.2 percent increase over the $482.4 million collected in July 2007.

Rick Springfield to hold benefit concert in Cape Girardeau

The singer plans an acoustic concert Oct. 4 at Buckner Brewing Co. in Cape Girardeau. Proceeds will benefit Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Ex-wife of former Republic alderman charged with his murder

Rachelle Morris has been charged with second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of Joshua Morris at a city park in Republic on Sunday. Joshua Morris had served on Republic’s Board of Alderman from 2005 to 2007

$4.9 million Missouri Lotto jackpot remains unclaimed

Two winning tickets for Saturday’s jackpot were sold: one at Apple Market in Kansas City, the other at Amvets 48 in De Soto. The winners will share the jackpot.

O'Fallon man convicted of killing wife with painkiller patches

Gregory Wadlow has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Missouri teen attacked by tigers

A worker at Predator World near Branson was critically injured in a tiger attack on Monday — the second time in two days that a worker at a Missouri exotic animal facility was attacked by a tiger.