TOP HEADLINES: Romney tells NAACP he'd be better for blacks than Obama

Among today's top stories, Republican candidate Mitt Romney told the NAACP that he would do more for African-Americans than President Barack Obama.

Lawsuit: Former Missouri fire supervisor claims retaliation for refusing orders

A federal lawsuit claims former St. Louis County Battalion Chief Steve Wilson was fired in 2006 for refusing to disparage two black employees.


St. Jo Frontier Casino takes big hit from 2011 flood

The casino said Tuesday that revenues for the fiscal year from July 2011 through this June dropped to just under $31 million, a 21 percent decline from the slightly more than $40 million from the previous fiscal year.

Man on trial for St. Louis rapes that put another in prison

Prosecutors say DNA evidence points Johnnie Moore in sexual assault of two teenage girls in St. Louis. Another man served 17 years in prison for the crime before being exonerated and freed.

MoDOT awards $125M contract for Missouri River bridge

The new Interstate 64 bridge near Chesterfield will replace a narrower bridge that has stood since 1935.

Yoga teacher fired after glare at Facebook worker

A Northern California yoga instructor said she got fired after she glared at a Facebook employee who texted during a class in June.