Community members voice concerns about misuse of eminent domain

A proposed amendment is meant to make blight designation more difficult, but opponents of the proposal think it could broaden the city government's power and cause the opposite effect.


Police make 27 arrests at checkpoint Friday

Approximately 1,322 vehicles were checked at the intersection of Stadium Boulevard and Mick Deaver Memorial Drive.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Two candidates vie for Eastern District commissioner in Cole County

Ed Williams will be going up against incumbent Jeff Hoelscher for Cole County Eastern District commissioner. 

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: UM System student financial aid data

The University of Missouri System's Institutional Research and Planning department offers data about how much and what kind of financial aid UM students are receiving.

Cards top Reds to clinch tie for 2nd wild card

St. Louis clinched a tie for the second National League wild card and spoiled Dusty Baker's return from a mini-stroke with a 4-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.

Akin claims McCaskill's husband benefited from stimulus

Rep. Todd Akin is the most recent in a line of political candidates to bring the finances of Sen. Claire McCaskill's husband, Joseph Shepard, to the political playing field.

VOTERS GUIDE 2012: Proposition 1 would finance child mental health services

Proposition 1 will be on ballot this November. If it passes, there will be a quarter-cent sales tax in Boone County to fun children's mental health services.

Federal contraception mandate lawsuit dismissed in Missouri

U.S. District Judge Carole Jackson rejected a lawsuit by a Catholic St. Louis business owner as to whether his business can be compelled to provide health insurance covering contraception.

Akin parses his stance on earmarks

Although he has a history of supporting bills with earmarks, Rep. Todd Akin is now aligning himself with a group that wants to ban them.

Cassel faltering at quarterback for Chiefs

Kansas City starter Matt Cassel has thrown a league-leading seven interceptions, including three first-half picks in Sunday's 37-20 loss to San Diego.

Rams adjusting to short workweek

St. Louis is coming off a 19-13 victory over Seattle on Sunday relatively healthy and gets a second consecutive home game for its Thursday night matchup with Arizona.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Does cutting taxes create growth? Not so much

The Congressional Research  Service published a report that concludes there is little evidence to suggest that "trickle down economics" actually works.

Bacon shortage 'baloney,' but prices to rise

The economics of the current drought are likely to nose up prices for bacon and other pork products next year, by as much as 10 percent.

Missouri conservation officials release lake sturgeon

All of the more than 12,600 fish were marked and chipped before biologists released them into the Grand, Osage and Gasconade rivers on Sept. 27.

Tigers beat Royals to clinch AL Central title

Miguel Cabrera had four hits, including a home run, and the Detroit Tigers held off the Kansas City Royals 6-3 on Monday night to clinch the AL Central title.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Due diligence reinforced in Mamtek audit

State Auditor Tom Schweich released an audit Tuesday that faulted a state agency, a municipality and private entities for insufficient due diligence before awarding state tax incentives to a proposed manufacturer.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: U.S. lawmakers should behave like grown-ups

The next Congress must show Americans they are the “grown-ups” worthy of high office, willing to compromise to move the nation forward.

Banking regulator with Kansas City ties to speak in Fulton

Thomas Hoenig's 4 p.m. lecture at Westminster College's Coulter Science Center is free .

UPDATE: Street racing blamed in fatal St. Louis wreck

Police said the driver lost control of a car and slammed into a concrete pillar on Broadway.