Respected deputy US marshal to be tried in mob secrets case

John T. Ambrose faces charges on leaking secrets to the mob. Witnesses in the trial will testify behind screens and use pseudonyms, so their identies will be protected. This will sensationalize the trial, says Ambrose's defense attorney Francis C. Lipuma.

Kansas City school reform program not making the grade

The Raising the Bar program was supposed to improve high school students' progress and get parents involved through weekly reports, however, some parents aren't seeing improvements.

Biden to debate higher education costs in Missouri

Vice President Joe Biden to come to Missouri to discuss higher education costs and the Economic Recovery Act

Lawrence, Kan., hospital switching from bottled to boxed water

In an effort to be more environmentally friendly, Lawrence Memorial Hospital says it will be the first hospital in the nation to sell water in paper cartons instead of plastic bottles.

Series of explosions rock St. Charles chemical plant

One person remains hospitalized with burns after the explosion and fire Sunday night at the SantoLubes LLC plant. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

St. Louis-based Express Scripts to buy WellPoint subsidiaries for $4.68 billion

About 25 million NetRx customers could benefit from more aggressive pricing. Express Scripts is currently the third-largest pharmacy benefits manager, and this deal could push it past No. 2 CVS Caremark.

St. Louis woman pleads guilty in sex slave case

A St. Louis woman will be sentenced in July after pleading guilty to a sex trafficking charge. The charge was for forcing a captive woman to work as a prostitute.

Former Missouri doctor gets 15 years for trying to hire former patient to kill ex

Esther Wadley attempted to hire Paul Bell, one of her former patients, to kill her ex-husband, Joshua Millager. Bell instead contacted the FBI and helped the Missouri State Highway Patrol gather evidence against Wadley.