Missouri contractor charged in bungled New Jersey kidnapping

Authorities say the Nevada, Mo., contractor concealed his involvement in last month's abduction of pet store owner Jeffrey Muller outside his Newton, N.J. store, and a November home invasion in western Missouri that allegedly precipitated the mistaken-identity kidnapping.

Central Missouri residents consider adding wind farm

A meeting was held last week for Benton County farmers and property owners to discuss the idea of adding a wind farm to their area, which could create many jobs for those in the area.

Senators, with teachers on their side, seek control of Missouri tax credits

Some Missouri senators are calling for limitations on the states tax credit system while facing stiff opposition. In the 2009 fiscal year, Missouri redeemed about $585 million of tax credits.