Ralls County, near Hannibal, was No. 2 on The Progressive Farmer's list of the Top 5 safest rural counties in the U.S.
Nathan Stice, 21, and David Ater, 22, are accused of killing 45-year-old Rodney Wood in early August.
The Missouri Gateway Taskforce will employ 18 troopers to staff offices in Kansas City, Springfield and St. Louis.
The governor has about two more weeks to choose a Supreme Court appointee.
According to court documents, 18-year-old Robert William Sapp of Gibbs told police he wanted his grandparents "dead because they were rude and were always telling him what to do."
A northwest Missouri lawyer will spend four years and two months in federal prison for defrauding a bank of nearly $867,000.
A teacher at a Kansas City charter school has been suspended after video of his public school students chanting praise of Barack Obama was posted on YouTube.
Radio's Rush Limbaugh is among those on hand for the dedication of a new federal courthouse in Cape Girardeau named for his grandfather. A ceremony on Monday cut the ribbon for the $62 million Rush Hudson Limbaugh Sr. courthouse.
A man accused of murdering and beheading a 3-year-old girl says it wasn't a premeditated act.
370 animals were rescued from a single property during an August raid in southwest Missouri.
The state Conservation Commission voted in September to remove the bald eagle, barn owl and western fox snake from the state endangered list. That decision takes effect after a 30-day public comment period.
Authorities say the 18-year-old was trying to catch up with friends when he slipped off a cliff at Cliff Cave Park in south St. Louis County.
After serving time for his first robbery in 2003, John Pogue will be serving 12 years in prison for doing it again.
The replacement will come from inside the system and will be decided by the St. Louis Board of Police Commissioners by next week.
The St. Louis-based invites people vote on its website the best 'stache of the country. The 16 finalists include Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Barr, New York Yankees first baseman Jason Giambi and former baseball MVP Keith Hernandez.
The Missouri woman and her four children, ages 7, 10, 12 and 15, were found at an Olympia, Wash., motel. The children were safe and are now in protective custody.
The potential revenue from Missouri’s repeal of casino loss limits would not reach the state’s largest school districts. Proposition A will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot as a measure called Schools First Elementary and Secondary Education Funding Initiative.
Since the country’s financial troubles have deepened, polls that once gave John McCain, the Republican presidential nominee, an early advantage in Missouri now show him even with Barack Obama. Plant closings and high gas prices have taken a toll on residents rural Missouri.
Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof’s gubernatorial campaign said there is no link between the donation and the announcement of an urban school reform plan, which would include taxpayer subsidies for private school tuition.
In 2005, four years after her headless body was found in the woods, “Precious Doe” was identified as Erica Green. Jackson County prosecutors have charged Harrell Johnson, 29, with first-degree murder. Michelle Johnson, Erica’s mother and Harrell Johnson’s wife, will be called as a witness by prosecutors.