Missouri petition backers use poll to combat ballot summary

The Missouri Roundtable for Life, an anti-abortion group, wants a judge to rewrite the ballot summary originally written by the secretary of state's office.

Obama to spend 100th day of presidency in St. Louis area

Even though Obama did not get Missouri's electoral votes in November, the White House said the president plans to hold a town hall meeting in the St. Louis area on his 100th day in office April 29.

Missouri couple gets 30 months in prison for embezzlement

The longtime president of a western Missouri water district and his wife have been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $390,000. In October, the couple pleaded guilty to mail fraud.

Network of colleges calls to aid illegal immigrant students

The College Board, made up of 5,000 schools, released a report Tuesday that cites a need for federal legislation that would open up in-state college tuition, financial aid and legal status to many illegal immigrants in the U.S.

5 registered sex offenders jailed after roundup

Federal and local police worked together to uncover 65 crimes and make five arrests over the course of three days.

Missouri House advances school prayer measure

The state constitution already guarantees citizens the right to worship as they like.

UPDATE: St. Louis archbishop-elect Carlson aims for pastoral role

Archbishop-elect Robert Carlson will oversee more than half a million Catholics after Pope Benedict XVI named him to fill the post vacated in June by Archbishop Raymond Burke.

House OKs bill to keep vehicle sales fees under $200

New legislation passed Tuesday by the Missouri House allows vehicle dealers to charge customers less than $200 for paperwork processing.

Nixon's small-business loan plan gets Missouri board's OK

A new program is expected to give $2 million to small businesses that have five or fewer employees.

UPDATE: Convicted killer's lawyer seeks stay of execution

Convicted of killing a Missouri man 15 years ago, Dennis Skillicorn is set for execution May 20 unless his lawyer can secure a stay.

$15 million settlement announced in Missouri insurance case

Three insurance companies have agreed to pay $15 million to settle a long-standing lawsuit over long-term care policies in Missouri. American Heritage Life Insurance Co. and Mutual of Omaha Insurance will pay $11 million, while Wakely and Associates will pay $4 million.

Pope names new St. Louis archbishop

Sixty-four-year-old Bishop Robert J. Carlson of Saginaw, Mich., has been named as the new archbishop of the city.