U.S. jobless rate rises to 9.5 percent

The U.S. unemployment rate continued to climb in the month of June, reaching a 26-year high of 9.5 percent.  Economists are conflicted about how long it will be before that number starts to go down.

Missouri mom set to be sentenced in MySpace hoax

Missouri mother Lori Drew's case has been called the nation's first cyberbullying trial. Prosecutors say Drew sought to humiliate neighbor Megan Meier using the social networking site MySpace and sending flirtatious messages to the girl in his name. Meier later committed suicide.

UPDATE: Nixon signs veterans legislation

The legislation establishes a highway designation program to honor those killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since the Sept. 11 attacks as well as allows veterans' service organizations to bury unclaimed remains,  and to honor those who help wounded veterans.

Rhode Island town boasts longest-running July Fourth festival

The Rhode Island town of Bristol has the longest history in the nation of celebrating Independence Day — a history with as much controversy as proud symbolism.

UPDATE: Judge clears way for Kansas City mayoral lawsuit

Jackson County Judge Ann Mesle refused the dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by Ruth Bates against Kansas City and Mayor Mark Funkhouser. The former mayoral aide is alleging that Funkhouser's wife made sexually offensive comments.

Woman rescued from car that turned out to have been stolen

After driving into a pond and being rescued, a woman was arrested in Poplar Bluff on suspicion of auto theft.

St. Louis Symphony claims successful season

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the second-oldest orchestra in the nation, is declaring a successful season in terms of attendance and ticket sales.

Kansas City police: Red light cameras make money but create extra work

Traffic light cameras in Kansas City are making good money from tickets, but not enough to pay the police officers tracking the traffic violators.

Interstate 64 roadwork in St. Louis ahead of schedule

St. Louis roadwork along Interstate 64 could be completed before the end-of-the-year deadline.