The current Missouri Tobacco Tax is only 17 cents per pack (lowest in the nation) and yet, according to the CDC, the smoking-related health care cost in Missouri is $7.61 per pack. Unfortunately, this means that Missouri taxpayers must pick up the tab for $532 million of annual smoking-related Medicaid bills and that costs every Missouri household $565 every year.
Debbie Dixon enlisted in the National Guard in 1978 as a way to supplement her income. Through her military service, she has developed a greater appreciation for those who came before her.
This is a list of candidates in Benton County running for circuit judge in the 30th Judicial Circuit and district commissioner in the South District.
Almeta Crayton leads a yearly effort to help people in need get a full Thanksgiving meal. Applications to receive food are due Oct. 15; donations of canned and dry goods are being accepted now.
Boone County deputies arrested the two residents Wednesday night.
Robert Quinn had three of the Rams' nine sacks on Kevin Kolb to keep the previously unbeaten Arizona Cardinals in check in a 17-3 victory Thursday night.
The Atlanta Braves haven't lost a start by right-hander Kris Medlen in more than two years.
The effect on teen pregnancy was striking: There were 6.3 births per 1,000 teenagers in the study. Compare that to a national rate of 34 births per 1,000 teens in 2010.
Mr. Boggs served in the Navy in South Pacific during World War II.
The money, from the Superfund program, will help Joplin test and cleanup soil that was contaminated with lead and cadmium during the tornado that hit the city in May 2011.
Analyses of last night's presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Gov Mitt Romney were impressed by Romney's enthusiasm and aggression.
Todd Akin described the lack of information about his pension payments as a mistake that only recently came to his attention.
The fire was controlled within 10 minutes, and no one was injured in the blaze.
Pew Research Center reported Wednesday that a record one in five U.S. households owed student debt in 2010. That's more than double the share from just 20 years ago.
Officials are trying a technique in southern Missouri that involves insects, such as a beetle that attacks the roots and eats seeds.
A Boone County judge appointed by the court in an advisory role wrote in May that Mark Woodworth was the victim of "a manifest injustice" and deserves to be freed or receive a third trial.
Mark Geier has had his license revoked or suspended in several states, and is now allowed to practice at only two of his clinics.
The remains of the USS Inaugural are now visible on the Mississippi about a half mile past the MacArthur Bridge in St. Louis.
Detectives have forensically linked the rapes of two young women to the same man.
In a plea deal in January, Rickey R. Smith admitted that he shot Ryan Bailey during an attempted robbery at Bailey's home in Pittsburg.