Most households would avoid higher taxes under Democratic, GOP bills

You are probably in the wide swath of people who Democrats and Republicans agree should not face higher taxes in January, when a slew of tax cuts expire unless Congress acts.

Missouri retailer who sold to James Holmes getting backlash

A suburban St. Louis-based online retailer who sold gear to Colorado shooting suspect James Holmes is being inundated with "hostile and threatening" messages, the company's CEO said Tuesday.

Missouri farmers eligible for help to expand wells

Gov. Jay Nixon said Tuesday the emergency program will cover 90 percent of a well project's cost, with a maximum cost-sharing award of $20,000.

London's public transport under heavy pressure

On Monday night, two lines near the Olympic Park stopped working temporarily as thousands of volunteers practiced their opening ceremony roles.

Missouri conservation officials discuss catfish rules

Conservation officials are considering rules that would allow anglers to bring home 10 fish instead of the current five while establishing slot size limits to allow medium-sized fish to grow larger.

Dade County sheriff's office searching for escaped inmate

The Dade County sheriff's office is searching for an escaped inmate from the Greenfield jail, located about 60 miles northwest of Springfield.


Missouri man sentenced for energy machine scheme

A northern Missouri man was sentenced Tuesday to 78 months in prison for claiming a fictitious device called "Boydoplex" could generate energy.

St. Charles County resident victim of heat

The blistering hot weather is now blamed for another death in the St. Louis area, this time in St. Charles County.

Corps confident Birds Point levee fixed by end of year

The Army Corps of Engineers now believes the Birds Point levee in southeast Missouri will be fully restored by the end of the year, corps officials said Tuesday.

Britain deploys 1,200 more troops for Olympics

The fresh troops come only three days before Friday's opening ceremony and mean that some 18,200 U.K. military personnel are now involved in some capacity in securing the London games.

Kids playing with cellphones called problematic

Official said that if parents are going to give children discarded phones to play with, they need to remove both the subscriber identification module card and the battery.

Headstones toppled at Belton cemetery

A walker discovered the damage Monday. Cemetery officials said they are shocked and the vandalism caused needless pain for families.

Volunteers try to save trees planted after Joplin tornado

About 6,550 trees were donated and planted in Joplin and Duquesne after the May 22, 2011, tornado. Now, the current drought is threatening those trees.

Missouri man sentenced in hate crime against biracial man

A Missouri man who admitted to vandalizing and burning a biracial man's home has been sentenced to 3 1/2 years in prison.

Member of violent biker gang sentenced to prison

A member of a violent nationwide motorcycle gang has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison for making pipe bombs intended for rival gangs.

Woman dies in fire in southwest Missouri

Carl Junction Fire Chief Bill Dunn says the body of Kristi Stockam, who was in her 50s, was discovered inside her home Monday.