Cape Girardeau-based flag desecration lawsuit delayed

The trial date for a lawsuit challenging the state's flag desecration law was delayed after Attorney General Chris Koster joined the federal case.

Nixon vetoes bill delaying sprinkler mandate

The bill would have given group homes an extra two years to install fire sprinkler systems.

Kansas City police find more children's images on priest's computer

A search warrant indicates that police found images of a child on a computer at the residence of a priest facing charges of three counts of possessing child pornography.

Joplin's Missouri Southern State University faces no penalty for tuition increase

David Russell, the state commissioner of higher education, said the nearly 10 percent increase won't be penalized because of the need for Joplin to recover from the May 22 tornado.

Economic recovery turns two

The recovery from the Great Recession has been longer and tougher than any recent recession.

Nixon announces $2 million grant for Joplin trauma center

The money will go toward the Joplin Child Trauma Treatment Center, which will focus on training personnel to identify children experiencing trauma. Six organizations are partnering to launch the center.

Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District weighs flood prevention options

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is considering how to address flooding issues in the area.

DAVID ROSMAN: July Fourth is about hope for the future

We have survived wars, financial crises, periods of great unemployment and moral crises before, and we will again.