North Korea says it is in 'a state of war' with South Korea

Analysts say a full-scale conflict is extremely unlikely, noting that the Korean Peninsula has remained in a technical state of war for 60 years.

Cleaning up Missouri meth labs not state regulated

Houses have been used to manufacture meth in Springfield, but no comprehensive effort exists to ensure those homes have been cleaned of hazardous remnants.

St. Louis woman creates fashion line with a conscience

Using only eco-friendly materials that are sustainable, biodegradable or recycled from vintage pieces, Sarah Riley designs and sews totes, bags, clutches and zipper pouches that are both eye-catching and functional for her own label, Lucky Penny Couture.

Musicians debate use of beta blockers for stage fright

The traditional treatment is a quick swig of alcohol, but that has obvious risks. Today, the possibilities include Valium, hypnotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation and the class of drugs known as beta blockers.

WHAT OTHERS SAY: Tide may be turning for Missouri River

Wild weather — from flooding to drought — has created havoc on the river the last two years. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has acknowledged management practices need to be reconsidered to account for these events.