Holcim CEO: Missouri plant environmentally sound

An event to celebrate the August opening of the plant in Ste. Genevieve County took place Friday at the sprawling complex that sits amid rolling woods along the Mississippi River about 50 miles south of St. Louis.

Army Secretary McHugh attending Missouri events

Army Secretary John McHugh was at Whiteman Air Force Base Friday to dedicate a new, $34 million hangar and maintenance facility for Army National Guard helicopters.

Cape Girardeau becoming meth destination

Cape Girardeau is becoming a top destination for meth manufacturers because it does not have an anti-methamphetamine law requiring a prescription to buy a key ingredient.

Southeast Missouri man dies in fire

The Southeast Missourian reports that firefighters were called at 3:48 a.m. Friday to a home near Sedgewickville.

Scout leader finds woman tied up in Forest Park

A Boy Scout leader and his family found a woman tied up Friday in a creek bed not from from Muny theater.

St. Louis Zoo to expand; will include new homes for bears, sea lions, elephants

The total cost of the upgrade at the free zoo is about $120 million.

Photos of the Week: May 30 to June 4

Check out a slideshow of the top photos of the week from Missourian staff photographers and from The Associated Press.

Regulators approve rules for renewable energy

Voters in 2008 approved a ballot measure that forces investor-owned utilities to use renewable energy sources for at least 2 percent of their electricity by 2011.