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.
Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi can expect a verdict in her trial by the end of the week. Final arguments concluded the trial's proceedings on Tuesday.
The Missouri Insurance Information Service said more than 20,000 vehicle thefts were reported in the last year, about half of them in St. Louis and Kansas City. American cars are still the top picks for theft.
Dr. Mark Manary, of St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine, is now working with scientists from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center to use biotechnology to fortify crops.
The farms in Greene County will be honored Aug. 2 as part of the Missouri Century Farm Program, which recognizes farms that are still productive and have been in the same family for at least 100 years.
Tim Klein, chief operating officer of National Beef Packing Co. LLC, has been promoted to CEO of the company. Klein has worked for National Beef since 1997.
In south St. Louis, a man has been posing as a Laclede Gas worker to gain entry to the homes of victims ranging in age from 80 to 92.
The bomb squad disposed of the 89-year-old woman's grenade, which was believed by authorities to be from World War II.
The anti-abortion activist accused of fatally shooting late-term abortion doctor George Tiller in May pleaded not guilty Tuesday after ushers at the church where Tiller was killed testified that they saw him open fire on the doctor. Suspect Scott Roeder has said homicide is justified as a means of stopping abortions.
Gov. Jay Nixon's controversial appointments could lead to a dispute when the Senate reconvenes next year.
A second usher at abortion doctor George Tiller's church, where Tiller was fatally shot in May, testified Tuesday about the shooting and about suspect Scott Roeder's threats against the ushers who tried to stop him.
The man suspected of fatally shooting late-term abortion provider George Tiller in May at Tiller's church pleaded not guilty Tuesday. He will be tried in September.
Gov. Jay Nixon recently appointed Joseph Bindbeutel and John Temporiti to state jobs, but the appointments might be disputed by the state Senate when it reconvenes next year.
Gov. Jay Nixon's tours of two Missouri task force units included the announcement of cyber crime grants to police agencies across the state.
Missouri's director of the Insurance Department is surveying the 20 largest homeowner insurers in Missouri to find out
what earthquake coverage they offer, along with rates and deductibles.
Jury selection began Monday for a new trial on the $20 million awarded from a tobacco company. In 2005, a Jackson County jury awarded $20 million in punitive damages from Brown & Williamson to Lincoln Smith of Independence for the 2000 death of his wife, Barbara.