Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri tax on medical service providers that helps fund the state Medicaid program has been reauthorized by the governor. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed legislation to continue the tax for another year. The measure extends taxes on...
BINGHAM, Maine (AP) — Construction has begun on a wind farm in Bingham that is anticipated to be the state's largest wind energy project. SunEdison announced Wednesday it had secured $360 million in financing for the wind farm that is expected to produce 185 megawatts of...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Students living on Missouri public college campuses now must be vaccinated against bacterial meningitis. A state law requiring the vaccine for those living in on-campus housing took effect Wednesday. Students can seek a religious or medical exemption...
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A new report says federal judges in Kansas authorized 29 wiretaps in drug investigations in 2014, compared to five the previous year. The report to Congress says the number of wiretaps nationwide decreased slightly last year. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) —...
NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Missouri's New Madrid County say a man being served a search warrant killed himself after a several-hour standoff at his home. KFVS-TV ( http://bit.ly/1LIjti7 ) reports that police who entered the man's home about 5 p.m. Tuesday...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Missouri counties are still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, and an advocacy group is threatening legal action to force compliance. Katie Stuckenschneider of St. Louis-based PROMO, which advocates...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say a Columbia businessman charged with paying a man to set fire to a trailer hid in an attic of his home for hours before surrendering. Mehrdad Fotoohighiam is charged with first-degree arson. He is being held on $5 million bail in the Boone County...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $350,000 settlement in a lawsuit alleging a teacher repeatedly slapped an autistic boy at a Springfield school. The boy's father said in the lawsuit that teacher Janet Carrie Williams slapped and insulted the boy, now 8, at...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The competition to become Missouri's next lieutenant governor is growing. Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson announced this week they're running for the office in 2016. They join Democratic doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 29 people have died in South Sudan's latest cholera outbreak, the U.N. children's...
MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to...
MOSCOW (AP) — Lawmakers in the Russian parliament on Friday voted for a bill forcing online search engines to...
Enjoy this extra peice from Todd Starnes in honor of the 4th of July holiday. America is the greatest nation on...
LONDON (AP) — British police say they have closed an investigation into who supplied Peaches Geldof with the...
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A trailer containing $30,000 worth of music equipment has been stolen from a St. Louis-based...