Missouri homeowners gain protection from property tax spikes with new law

The new law requires tax-rate reductions when assessed property values rise significantly; expands tax breaks for low-income elderly and disabled property owners; and requires faster notification when taxes are likely to increase.

McCain names Jack Jackson as co-chairman of Missouri campaign

Jackson is a Vietnam veteran like McCain. He had planned on working for the McCain campaign since dropping out of the lieutenant governor’s race.

Ex-convict is sought in killing of 8 people in Missouri, Illinois

Nicholas T. Sheley, 28, is a suspect in the killing of a 93-year-old man, a child and six other people.

Woman says she didn't hear 3-year-old open car door, jump out

The southwest Missouri woman said she didn’t hear what happened because of loud music she was playing to calm her daughter, who is autistic.

InBev pitches buyout bid to Anheuser-Busch shareholders

The Belgian brewer encourged Anheuser-Busch shareholders to challenge the U.S. beer company's rejection of its $65-a-share offer, saying it would give them immediate certainty as stock markets plunge.

Man robbed, assaulted in central Columbia on Monday

Two men asked him for cigarettes, initially acting friendly, and then demanded his wallet, police said.

Kinder says Mo. elected officials shouldn't double as consultants

The lieutenant governor’s proposal would prohibit state elected officials from working as either a strategic consultant or fundraiser for other elected officials or candidates.

FEMA opening 2 disaster recovery centers in eastern Mo.

The centers are at the Clarksville Visitors Center and the Winfield-Foley Fire Station No. 3.

Blunt signing property tax relief bill

The bill requires tax rate reductions when property values rise significantly, even if the tax rates are already below the maximum amount.

Deputy hailed for rescuing baby from floodwaters

Alexander County, Ill., Deputy Brandon Craig rescued the baby, who was strapped in a car seat, from the Big Muddy River.

Anheuser-Busch to cut health, pension benefits

The benefit cuts for its salaried employees are part of its effort to cut $1 billion in costs and fend off a takeover bid by InBev.

St. Louis woman offers to give Obama the shirt off her back

The offer came when the Obama was making his way toward Harry Truman's house in Independence.