Missouri House backs changes to parole system

New legislation could allow criminals to receive credit toward their sentence for every month they go without a violation of their probation or parole.

PedNet unveils bike-sharing program for True/False Film Fest

The PedNet Coalition organized a bike-sharing program for the weekend festival to alleviate parking problems and be environmentally friendly.

Missouri lawmakers push to prevent Mamtek-like failures

The legislation allows the state to conduct criminal and financial background checks on the executives of start-up companies that ask for government aid.

Missouri bill would expand threshold for unemployment benefits

The proposed legislation would require a worker to have earned at least $1,500 before the employer could be held responsible for unemployment benefits. The limit was previously $400.

Missouri women's tennis player excels athletically and academically

 Missouri senior Jamie Mera is graduating with summa cum laude honors from the Missouri School of Journalism and has been offered a full academic scholarship to Mercer University's School of Law.


Exit poll: Conservatives boost Gingrich to Ga. win 

Roughly seven in ten Georgia voters identified themselves as conservative and nearly half of them voted for Gingrich, who beat both Romney and Santorum by a nearly 2-to-1 margin among those surveyed.

Missouri senators look at changes to insurance firm

The CEO of Missouri Employment Mutual endorsed a proposal to study whether changed are needed.

Missouri Democrats object to Limbaugh honor in state Capitol

Missouri House Speaker Steven Tilley plans to induct radio personality Rush Limbaugh into the Hall of Famous Missourians in the state Capitol. Democrats objected, calling Limbaugh a "divisive and controversial inductee."

Missouri Supreme Court upholds investigator licensing law

After a challenge from a private investigator, the Missouri high court upheld a law that bars unlicensed people from working in the "private investigator business."

Branson faults CodeRED service for not warning residents of tornado

After an extended negotiation time period with the city in January, the CodeRED system did not send alerts to subscribed residents of the city.

Missouri Supreme Court denies tax break for convenience stores

Casey's General Stores had sought a tax break for one month of electricity used to prepare food at stores in Grain Valley and Greenwood.

Missouri gymnast Rachel Updike wins eighth Big 12 newcomer award

Updike has the most weekly awards this season of any Big 12 gymnast.