UPDATE: Judge finds probable cause in Jetton assault case

Following testimony on Wednesday from a 35-year-old alleged victim of sexual violence, a judge set arraignment for former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton.

Missouri teen allegedly planned to kill classmates

Authorities are looking into a Facebook photo as a source of evidence to the planned attack.

Missouri schools getting notice of midyear reductions

The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a memo Wednesday detailing that a funding shortfall could result in a 2 percent reduction in what Missouri schools otherwise would receive.

Discovery Parkway project public hearing scheduled

A public hearing on a proposed construction project to extend Discovery Parkway is scheduled for Monday night.

Missouri gets 'C' for dental health care

Missouri is average in its dental policies, according to a report by the Pew Center.

Former Missouri House speaker Jetton faces hearing on assault charges

Rod Jetton, former Missouri House speaker, was scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday afternoon. He is accused of assaulting a women last November. Jetton has denied wrongdoing.

Public Works considering doubling Olivet Road Bridge weight limit

The Olivet Road Bridge over Gans Creek near Route WW will undergo testing to determine the current strength of its steel beams. This testing will verify if the bridge is strong enough to increase the weight limits of crossing trucks.

Expert says economy has at least five more years before recovery

Jack Strauss, director of the Simon Center for Regional Forecasting at Saint Louis University, said that consumers are being cautious about buying cars and homes, the very expenditures that would help the U.S. recover. He is scheduled to speak today at aint Louis University's John Cook School of Business.

Catholic Charities appeal raises $1.8M in Missouri

The fundraising effort supports programs including homelessness prevention, substance abuse rehabilitation, tutoring and elderly housing.

Saint Louis Zoo to honor boy slain by drunk driver

Luke Maue, 7, was struck and killed by a drunk driver outside the entrance to Saint Louis Zoo in 2001. Now the zoo is planning to create a pedestrian foot bridge at the zoo as a memorial to the boy.

Missouri teen suspected of planning to kill classmates

Police arrested a girl on suspicion of plotting to kill her classmates at a small high school in southeast Missouri.

Midwest college students commemorate 21st birthdays with 'shot books'

Some Midwest college students are starting a tradition with 'shot books.' The scrapbooks include a collection of photos from drinking rituals on 21st birthdays.


Florida company considers building a wind farm in Missouri

NextEra Energy Resources is talking to landowners about a possible 200-megawatt wind farm in DeKalb and Clinton counties.

Lobbyists ignore ban, pay for lawmakers' trips

A 2006 law required permission before lobbyists could pay for public officials' out-of-state travel. Since then, lawmakers have made dozens of trips while the Senate committee and the House panel have received a total of seven requests.

Kansas City pediatric therapist faces child porn charges

Fifty-five-year-old Michael Toal, a pediatric therapist in Kansas City, is facing child pornography charges. Investigators say he admitted to inappropriate contact with at least one child.

Kansas City police shoot, kill woman after chase

Police officers shot a woman who was driving toward them after a chase in Kansas City.

Judge postpones hearing in tractor-trailer death

Associate Circuit Judge Linda Hamlett granted a continuance Wednesday, postponing the hearing until April 14.

Springfield park receives national recognition

Park Central Square in Springfield was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

Judge finds probable cause in Jetton case

The alleged victim in the assault case against former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton testified in a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

St. Louis mayor questions control of police department

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the current system of control of the police department makes it so no one is directly accountable to the voters.