Missouri House backs tax breaks for exporters using St. Louis airport

The issue is being revived from a plan in a special session last fall, but that plan failed when the state House and Senate were unable to reach a final agreement.

UPDATE: Missouri ruling makes school harassment cases easier to prosecute

Under the Missouri Human Rights Act students and parents can sue school systems over harassment that the schools "knew or should have known" about.

Competition cuts down Medicare costs by $200 million

Competitive bidding for medical equipment could create almost $26 billion in savings from 2013 to 2022, government officials say.

Retired Illinois couple claims share of $656 million jackpot

Merle and Patricia Butler of Red Bud, Ill., 40 miles southeast of St. Louis, won $111 million after buying a $3 quick-pick ticket. 

Costumed dogs to parade in Kansas City in Guinness record attempt

The parade, to be held on Cinco de Mayo, will predominantly feature Chihuahuas.

Hannibal to keep National Tom Sawyer Days downtown despite concern

Some downtown merchants in Hannibal thought the festival, which includes events like frog-jumping and fence-painting, can hurt business.