State News

Business survey: Midwest, Plains economy growing

The region's overall economic index crept up to 60.6, a three-year high. Survey organizers say any score about 50 suggests growth.


Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese fined $1.1 million

After an earlier lawsuit settlement, 44 of the 47 plaintiffs in that lawsuit filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit in Jackson County Court accusing the diocese of violating the settlement by doing such things as failing to report  suspected abuse and withholding evidence of possible child pornography for months.

UPDATE: Archdiocese wins injunction in birth control case

Dozens of similar suits have been filed by Catholic archdioceses, hospitals and groups nationwide.

Groom chases thief who grabbed wedding gifts

Wedding reception interrupted when thief  took off with wedding cards. But the groom  took off  after the thief, and police arrested the suspect and recovered the gift cards.

UPDATE: Missouri offers truce in Kansas business battle

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit Missouri from offering incentives to businesses that relocate from one of four Kansas counties to any of four Missouri counties in the Kansas City area.

Saint Louis Zoo joins honeybee health effort

Other members of the Honeybee Health Coalition include California almond growers, Ducks Unlimited, Monsanto and the United Soybean Board.

Court ruling could affect Missouri union fees

The high court ruled Monday that Illinois workers who provide home care to disabled people through the Medicaid program cannot be compelled to pay fees to unions.

Missouri offers truce in Kansas business battle

Nixon said the law can only work if Kansas takes similar steps.

Missouri sets August execution for Worthington

Worthington was convicted of first-degree murder, rape and first-degree burglary. He is now 43 years old.

Targeted Metrics moving to Kansas City

Targeted Metrics' decision is expected to bring 535 jobs to the area in the next two years.


Linn State's new name reflects statewide mission

The state-owned college in central Missouri will officially change its name on Tuesday to State Technical College of Missouri.

Flash flooding, wind damage reported in Missouri

The weather service said it received reports of possible tornadoes Sunday evening in Nodaway, Buchanan and Mercer counties.

Local opposition to St. Louis merger builds

Elected leaders in Fenton last week voted to oppose the merger, which supporters say would save money and end duplication of services in the city and county.

Missouri hearings set on new power lines

The Missouri Public Service Commission is considering whether to grant a certificate for the transmission lines to be built and operated. Public hearings are scheduled in all eight counties that the power lines would cross.

Northwest Missouri extends president's contract

The university's Board of Regents approved the contract extension for John Jasinski on Thursday.

Auction of Festus cave home continues

A Jefferson County cave home remains for sale as its owners hope for a higher purchase price than the $220,000 bid offered at a weekend auction.

Analysis: Funds questioned for struggling school

The Normandy School District currently is unaccredited, meaning students have the right to transfer to other nearby schools at Normandy's expense under the terms of a 1993 state law. But that is about to change.

Jefferson City police search for missing man at landfill

Two people have been charged with interfering with the police investigation into Christopher Cray's disappearance.

Teenager drowns while swimming in Kansas City park pond

It took divers from the Lee's Summit underwater rescue team about two hours to find the victim in water 10 to 12 feet deep.

Hearing pushed back to August in Missouri HIV case

David Lee Mangum was scheduled to appear in court last Tuesday, but the hearing was moved to Aug. 5 while he remains behind bars without bond.