The director of MU's Research Animal Diagnostic Laboratory stepped down to a researcher because of a conflict of interest, according to a statement issued by the university.
Violent crime has increased in St. Louis in the past two days. Rep. Jamilah Nasheed called a town hall meeting Thursday night so that politicians, police and members of the public could discuss the issue.
Kansas City, Kan., is now at 22 homicides in 2009, up from 14 this time last year. But police say violent crime has been steadily declining overall.
On Friday morning St. Louis police discovered a man who'd driven through a fence near the Laclede's Landing area after being shot.
Robert Blurton of Garnett, Kan., is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
The driver of a semitrailer suffered minor injuries after driving off U.S. 63 Friday morning.
Chris Nicastro was selected as Missouri's first female education commissioner Thursday. She will start on Aug. 1.