EPA proposes Superfund site in Vienna to address contamination

The EPA proposed adding three public drinking wells in Vienna, Mo., to its Superfund National Priorities List, which would make it eligible for federal funds to deal with contamination.

Guns, target names seized from southeast Missouri teen's home

The house was searched recently of a juvenile who authories say threatened to kill 29 classmates. Stoddard County authorities retrieved a laptop, sketch pads, lists of people the female suspect allegedly planned to kill and several firearms from the juvenile's residence.

Missouri schools receive federal grants to burn biomass

The Missouri Department of Conservation estimates that schools can save 25 to 75 percent on heating by burning biomass instead of oil or natural gas.

Missouri unemployment rate fell slightly in January

Missouri's unemployment rate droped to 9.5 percent while the nation's average for January was 9.7 percent.

Homeless youth count rises in Springfield to more than 450

A one-day count found an increase in homeless people between the ages of 11 and 22 in Springfield. Of the 456 youths surveyed, the average age of the first time they were homeless on their own was 15.