Mayor: Grant will prepare Fenton auto plant for new use

Fenton will get a grant of $1.5 million after the closure of a Chrysler plant complex left a gaping hole in the city's 2009 operating budget.

Missouri Senate initially OKs amendment allowing collection of criminal's DNA

The proposed amendment would ensure DNA samples continue to be taken from those 17 and older leaving prison.

Missouri treasurer announces low-interest business loans

The state is supporting banks in granting hundreds of low-interest rate loans to small businesses in northeast Missouri, according to State Treasurer Clint Zweifel.

Medical examiner says Taser did not contribute to Springfield death

Michael Hawkins died after being Tasered and bitten by a police dog, but the medical examiner said the incidents were unrelated to his death.

Kansas City receives funding for infrastructure improvements

The grant, part of a national transportation innovation effort by the Department of Transportation, will focus on the urban core of Kansas City.

Possible damaging spring flooding predicted in Hannibal

Based off the high amount of snow and rain in the Mississippi River Valley, experts predict the area around Hannibal has a 16 percent higher probability of damaging floods this spring.

Waynesville officers seize $10 million in drugs

Police found 89 pounds of methamphetamine with a street value of $4.1 million and 99.6 pounds of cocaine valued at $6.1 million.

Missouri House backs decreases in phone access rates

Missouri's intrastate access rates are among the highest in the nation. The legislation would gradually lower those rates.

St. Louis art program to aid children's hospice

More than 50 large fiberglass butterflies will be painted by local artists and put on display in Forrest Park in St. Louis before being sold by auction in May 2011.