State News

Thieves targeting catalytic converters

Thieves in the St. Louis area have been breaking into vehicles to steal the devices, which contain expensive metals such as platinum.

Officer finds Cape Girardeau man hanging in holding room

Lawrence Adolphe Thompson III was involved in a single-car accident and was being held on pending charges of driving while intoxicated when an officer discovered his body hanging in the holding room.

Kansas City World War I Museum displays replica of German U-boat

The model will boost an area of the museum that had previously been lacking.

St. Louis boxer arrested on traffic violations, cleared in altercation charge

Middleweight boxer Cory Spinks was cleared of allegations he had an altercation with a woman after surveillance video showed he was shopping at the time.

Former Branson mayor Lou Schaefer dies

Schaefer served from 1995 to 2007 and oversaw major development for the town

Mo. senator to try overriding student curator veto

Gov. Matt Blunt denied voting privileges to the student member of the University of Missouri System Board of Curators despite the legislation passing in the House and Senate.

UPDATE: Graham to challenge Blunt’s veto of student curator bill

Sen. Chuck Graham is sponsoring a measure that would give the student member of the UM System Board of Curators a vote.

UPDATE: Lawmaker charged with sexual assault quits House

Scott Muschany resigned Tuesday from the Missouri House just hours after pleading not guilty to felony charges of deviate sexual assault.

Mo. lottery offers refunds for discontinued game

The Missouri Lottery discontinued its Show Me 5 Paydown and is offering refunds to the 473 people who think they bought a ticket for that drawing.

High oil prices complicate, delay Mo. road projects

Jasper County must rebid its remaining 2008 projects after costs rise.

Doe Run lowering pile of mining waste

One million yards of chat will be removed in Park Hill to identify the land underneath and create a plan for cleanup and property preservation.

Maxim Crane Works fined $14,000 for violations in deadly Platte County crane collapse

One worker was killed, three were injured, when the crane collapsed at Kansas City Power & Light’s Iatan plant in May.

Oilman Pickens plans to build wind power corridor in the Midwest

Pickens is promoting his alternative energy plans to both McCain and Obama, saying America is on the brink of economic disaster if something isn't done soon.

Mo. state representative pleads not guilty to sexual assault

Scott Muschany, R-St. Louis, was indicted by a grand jury last month.

Obama, GOP exchange pork-barrel barbs

Obama and Palin used their campaign stops over the weekend to fire off accusations over enormous earmarks each have asked to use in their respective home states.

McCain, Palin visit KC area retirement community

Focusing on Obama’s spending habits, McCain and Palin returned for the second time in eight days to a critical swing state.

Discovery of endangered bats suspends cave tours

On Sunday, a boat tour of Sequiota cave in Springfield disturbed a colony of more than 1,000 gray bats. Fears that the bats were going into hibernation left future tours up in the air.



Arizona group treats beagles rescued from Missouri puppy mill

Twenty-eight of the dogs are now in the care of Arizona Beagle Rescue.

Ag secretary calls for unified energy plan

The Agriculture secretary talked about ethanol and developing a comprehensive energy plan in a speech Monday.

3 chosen as St. Louis superintendent finalists

Three school administrators from New Orleans, North Carolina and Rhode Island were named as finalists to be the superintendent of St. Louis public schools.