ANALYSIS: Missouri measure would only tax small tobacco firms

A proposed $1 cigarette tax would not apply to the biggest tobacco companies, which sell the majority of cigarettes.

Residents of Missouri, surrounding states adopt Joplin's displaced pets

More than 600 animals displaced from the Joplin tornado were adopted this weekend at the Joplin Humane Society.

Farmers and Artisans Market vendors call first weekend success

The North Village Arts District Farmers and Artisans Market opened Sunday to more than 500 attendees. 

Free treasures abound at Columbia's Really Really Free Market

Columbia's branch of the Really Really Free Market offers a chance for people to get rid of and acquire new treasures for free. No, really!

Storms knock out power in St. Louis area

Thousands remained without power early Sunday afternoon after storms swept through the area late Saturday and early Sunday.

Trio of pests could damage crops, trees in southeast Missouri

The Japanese beetle, the emerald ash borer and the gypsy moth have moved into southeast Missouri. The insects are a threat to crops and trees.

Riverboat owner views Mississippi River at its best, worst

Steve Terry, owner and pilot of the Mark Twain Riverboat, explains how he's at the mercy of an ever-changing Mississippi River.

Cowboy churchgoers find comfort in simple worship

Jim "J.R." Rantz leads the congregation of the Finley River Cowboy Church in Highlandville, focusing on simple worship without rituals.

Webb City couple works to help families with medical needs after Joplin tornado

After Children's Miracle Network helped their son Colton recover from a near drowning, Cris and John Henkle are looking to assist parents of children injured in the Joplin tornado.