Helmig asks Missouri court for DNA test

Dale Helmig, who is serving a life sentence for the 1993 murder of his mother, is asking the Missouri Supreme Court for an order that would allow the defense to test evidence for DNA.

Missouri sees increase in meth lab busts

Missouri continues to lead the nation, by a wide margin, in methamphetamine lab busts, despite a law making it harder to buy the ingredients needed to manufacture the drug.


U.S.: Leaked nuclear facilities list posed no security threat

The list, which details the location of U.S. nuclear sites and what is being done there, was published May 6 as a transimission from the president to Congress.

Susan Montee's ex-husband awarded Lee's Summit fee office

Gov. Jay Nixon awarded a contract to run the Lee's Summit driver's license fee office to James Montee, the ex-husband of State Auditor Susan Montee.  Mike Smith, the former operator, says he is "blown away" by the decision.

Trial extended for Missouri man in Myanmar

The court agreed to hear a defense appeal to readmit three witnesses, extending the case into at least next week, a defense lawyer said.

Filing: Couple to plead guilty in tainted pet food case

Stephen S. Miller and Sally Miller, ChemNutra and two Chinese companies were indicted in February 2008 on charges of bringing wheat gluten tainted with the chemical melamine into the U.S., which was then sold to pet food makers.

Thousands in St. Louis area still lack power after storm

At its peak, about 50,000 AmerenUE customers lost power.

Missouri group aims to back Democratic women seeking office

The new Missouri group is patterned after the national organization Emily's List.

School district revamps tiger mascot after MU agent's concerns

A South Dakota school district stopped using a logo that resembled MU's tiger and chose instead to merge several of the dozens of art submissions made by students and teachers into a new image.

Upgrade work underway at Truman Home in Independence

Fixes include improvements to heating and cooling systems, and the reinstallation of the home's historic wallpaper.

Capitol improvements: Roof repairs planned for Missouri state building

Workers are expected to brace a concrete wall around the roof to withstand earthquakes, among other plans.

Springfield man charged with killing his mother

A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother. Her body was found at least three days after she was beaten to death.

Mill Creek parents celebrate end of school with block party

In the hot hours before rain fell Tuesday, Mill Creek parents threw a surprise block party for their kids to celebrate the last day of school and the beginning of summer vacation.

Today's Question: Is North Korea an imminent threat?

North Korea reported carrying out its second nuclear test late last month. The U.S. and other countries have condemned it as an act of hostility.


MU builds ties between veterinary and human researchers

Two MU doctors are researching a new type of artificial knee surgeries, testing the technique that could be beneficial for humans on replacement knees and hips for dogs.

Society should change its attitudes about fear, death

Whether it's politicians or terrorists, fear mongering is used too often in our society.

Government has become the supreme nanny, both locally and nationally

Each morning as I have coffee with my morning paper, I realize just how lucky I am to have grown up in the era before my government assumed the role of supreme nanny.

Vigil to be held in Peace Park for slain abortion doctor

The candlelight vigil will be held for George Tiller at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Peace Park.

Rams might have found a buyer

St. Louis Blues owner Dave Checketts is heading a group seeking to buy the NFL's Rams and keep the team in St. Louis.

Severe thunderstorm watch until 8 p.m. for Boone County

A severe thunderstorm watch has been posted for Boone County until 8 p.m. Tuesday. In addition, a flash flood watch remains in effect from Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.