'Precious Doe' trial under way

A man accused of murdering and beheading a 3-year-old girl says it wasn't a premeditated act.

Baker and Luetkemeyer jointly campaign in Hallsville

Democrat Judy Baker and Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer's joint appearance Monday at a community in Hallsville was the first since each won the August primary race in the 9th Congressional District.

Animals from largest Missouri raid up for adoption

370 animals were rescued from a single property during an August raid in southwest Missouri.

Three animals to be removed from Mo. endangered list

The state Conservation Commission voted in September to remove the bald eagle, barn owl and western fox snake from the state endangered list. That decision takes effect after a 30-day public comment period.

Teen dead after falling off of cliff

Authorities say the 18-year-old was trying to catch up with friends when he slipped off a cliff at Cliff Cave Park in south St. Louis County.

Two-time bank robber headed back to prison

After serving time for his first robbery in 2003, John Pogue will be serving 12 years in prison for doing it again.

St. Louis to name new police chief

The replacement will come from inside the system and will be decided by the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners by next week.

American Mustache Institute opens voting for the best 'stache

The St. Louis-based invites people vote on its website the best 'stache of the country. The 16 finalists include Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, New York Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi and former baseball MVP Keith Hernandez.

Woman who didn't return kids to custody found

The Missouri woman and her four children, ages 7, 10, 12 and 15, were found at an Olympia, Wash., motel. The children were safe and are now in protective custody.