Tom Burcham, a Farmington attorney, has sued a number of other Missouri towns, citing state law that limits cities to one, 1-cent sales tax for general purposes.
The grants came from city, county, state, federal and international agencies, businesses and non-profits and were directed at a broad range of projects.
The ferry connecting southeast Missouri and western Kentucky will use the money to buy more powerful engines and a larger barge.
The health officials suggest that parents talk with their family doctors about appropriate medication and with school staff about triggers.
The Lawrence County Jail has been closed following an escape attempt and subsequent melee between inmates and prison guards on Saturday. The 35 inmates housed there have been transferred to other jails.
A trio of internationally known organizations based in St. Louis have formed the Global Harvest Alliance, which aims to help the world's hungry and undernourished. They will also seek to improve enriched foods already used to treat malnourishment.
John William Yettaw swam to the home of Nobel Peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent 14 of the past 20 years in detention for her nonviolent promotion of democracy.
The Department of Natural Resources has come under fire for revelations that it withheld the report for a month. A Senate environmental committee has said it will investigate.
As the divorce trial for Lisa Payne-Naeger and Jeff Naeger began Tuesday in St. Charles County, Payne-Naeger supporters rallied outside the courthouse expressing concern over whether the mother would be able to continue to home-school the couple's two teenagers.
Joe Bindbeutel, deputy director of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, asked for a copy of a report on high levels of E. coli in the Lake of the Ozarks weeks before the report was released to the public, according to the Springfield News-Leader.
With the addition of the Farmers City wind farm in northwest Missouri, the state's wind energy capacity increased from 146 megawatts to 306 megawatts, the largest jump in any state over the the second quarter of the year.
Missouri is ranked below the median in new data released on children's health and well-being.
A Columbia man is one of five Missouri students returning from Nigeria, where violence has broken out in several parts of the country.
Although ethanol, biodiesel and hydrogen get more buzz, propane is the most commonly used alternative fuel in the U.S. — and its reach is expanding.
The Las Vegas company managing the President Casino have asked state regulators for permission to rebuild the nearly 70-year-old St. Louis riverboat, a decision that could affect the development of new casinos in Missouri.
Grato Ndunguru, a Columbia resident, is exected to return to the U.S. on Monday after a trip to Nigeria, where violence has left hundreds dead.
A look at coverage of the situation in Nigeria from around the Internet.
After stalling construction projects at seven veteran homes over financial worries, Gov. Jay Nixon is once again allowing the renovations to continue.
The Midwest Rail Steering Group will lobby for stimulus funds to upgrade rail routes in eight states.
Saint Louis University is hosting the largest death scene investigators' conference in North America this week to allow professionals to discuss the latest methods of interpreting crime scenes.