Officials worldwide have begun to take measures against the spread of swine flu, including more frequent cleaning of public restrooms and the slaughtering of pigs.
The swine flu virus claimed its first victim in the U.S. on Wednesday morning. The 23-month-old boy, of Mexico City, was visiting relatives in Brownsville and developed flu symptoms four days later.
A four-bullet survivor of the Virginia Tech shootings urged Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday to abandon the idea of letting students carry concealead weapons on campus. The proposed bill passed through the House and has had an initial reading in the state Senate.
Gov. Jay Nixon says Missouri has a probable case of the swine flu. Nixon announced the suspected case involving a Platte County resident Wednesday evening at a hastily called Capitol news conference.
The Wally Byam Caravan Club International, a society of Airstream trailer owners, will hold a rally at the fairgrounds this week.
Heavy rain earlier this week and the forecast of more precipitation has prompted the National Weather Service to issue a flash flood watch from 7 p.m. Wednesday through Thursday morning for much of central Missouri.
"Human Trafficking: Ears and Eyes Wide Open" aims to promote awareness of modern-day slavery and freedom of expression.
Police arrested a Maryville man Wednesday morning on charges related to sexual misconduct with a child, according to a news release from the Mid-Missouri Internet Crimes Task Force. The arrest was a result of a task force investigation.
Two Columbia residents were arrested after the search of an apartment turned up nearly 20 pounds of hallucinogenic mushrooms and about 23 grams of marijuana.
A Senate committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would issue up to $800 million in bonds for capital improvements; $550 million of that would go to improve college campuses.
As Hickman High School celebrates the 100th anniversary of its mascot, one die-hard alumnus of the school, Charley Blackmore, keeps cheering on his Kewpies and serving the community by sharing his time and vast music collection.
Through community involvement and donations, 35 mid-Missouri veterans are able to take an Honor Flight to visit the war memorials and Arlington Cemetery in Washington, D.C.
An Audubon Society event this weekend will feature 15 field trips to observe birds in the wild.
The bill that has passed in the House of Representatives would not effect the non-tipped minimum wage, which would still increase twice per year.
NBC television affiliate KOMUis laying off four employees in its production department and cutting the hours of a morning anchor. Management said a drop in advertising revenue, tied to the recent economic downturn, led to the cutbacks.
The amendment, which passed in the House, was attached to a bill that would lower the age for obtaining a conceal-and-carry permit from 23 to 21.
Father Vitale speaks at MU of terrorism, torture and war.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan estimated some 230,000 Missouri voters lack a photo ID from comparing a voter database to a government-issued identification card database.
A man who was shot during the Virginia Tech rampage said more guns would have worsened the situation.
The dogs were living in inadequate cages and many appeared to need veterinary care. the dogs were removed and taken to the Humane Society in St. Louis.