Jasmine Lynn, 19, of Kansas City was shot in the chest as she was getting on the ground to avoid the gunfire. She was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where she died.
The task force will support criminal investigators, criminal analysts, a part-time administrator as well as overtime for local police.
An Illinois man accused of strangling his wife and sons says he can't afford an attorney and wants aid from the Illinois Capital Litigation Fund.
Joe Bindbeutel, former DNR deputy director, said he didn't release a report that showed high bacteria levels at Lake of the Ozarks because he first wanted to know what was causing the bacteria problem.
The Office of Administration reported that Missouri revenues through August are down 5.6 percent from a year ago. Tax refunds rose 9.4 percent through August, contributing to the decline in state revenues.
The NAACP is urging MoDOT to hire more minority contractors, who now only receive 1 percent of stimulus-related contracts from the department.
The 40-acre Carondelet Coke production plant will be developed into a park using over $6 million in state money.