Missouri House mulls special elections for vacancies

Republican House member Jason Smith is sponsoring a bill that says Missouri voters should be guaranteed the right to pick their elected officials rather than vacancies being appointed by the governor.

Nixon proposes upgrade to Bowling Green prison

The governor asked for $280,000 to remodel the prison, which is 12 years old and cost $70 million to build.

Fourteen horses rescued, nine found dead in eastern Missouri

The rescued horses were taken by the Humane Society of Missouri, which will put the horses up for adoption if it can gain custody.