The trial date for a lawsuit challenging the state's flag desecration law was delayed after Attorney General Chris Koster joined the federal case.
The bill would have given group homes an extra two years to install fire sprinkler systems.
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.
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.
The recovery from the Great Recession has been longer and tougher than any recent recession.
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.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is considering how to address flooding issues in the area.
We have survived wars, financial crises, periods of great unemployment and moral crises before, and we will again.