Worries over lead paint in mass-market toys made the holidays a little brighter for handcrafted toy makers last year, but now the federal government's response to the scare has some workshops fearful that this Christmas might be their last.
Authorities identify the victim of a 13-vehicle pileup on Interstate 70 in eastern Missouri as a 50-year-old man from North Carolina.
Embarq Corp. is facing a lawsuit from a shareholder seeking to halt its acquisition by telecommunications company CenturyTel.
Exeter, a small town in southwestern Missouri, has again closed its Police Department as revenue has dwindled and people aren't paying their speeding tickets.
Two carjackings in St. Louis end with both vehicles crashing on the Illinois side of the region. Police say two of the suspects, ages 18 and 20, were involved in both crimes. No charges have been filed.