Twenty-five-year-old Tommy L. Hawkins III, of Kansas City, was charged Tuesday with second-degree felony murder, first-degree robbery and armed criminal action. The charges stem from the robbery attempt at Jefferson City mobile home on Oct. 5 which resulted in one robber's death.
Ronald E. Elmquist, a 63-year-old millionaire and former Kansas City-area CEO, has been fined and sentenced to 30 months in prison for attempting to possess Internet child pornography.
The Missouri insurance department said it has helped return almost $11 million to consumers filing complaints about insurers through the first nine months of the year.
University of Central Missouri President Aaron Pololefsky has officially gained "lame duck" status until next summer, as the school's board of governers has declined to renew his contract, despite a show of faculty support for the president. The board did not give a reason for their decision.
The second annual Citizen Jane Film Festival begins Friday and ends Sunday. It features workshops, panel discussions and appearances by directors, production staff and other movie insiders.
St. Louis residents Barbara Manzara and Keith Marquard filed a lawsuit Friday challenging a 2009 law that expanded the amount of annual tax credits that could be issued for developers who purchase large swaths of land.
The unemployment rate in Missouri remained the same from August to September. At 9.5 percent it remains slightly less than the national average.
Outside investigation might be necessary to look into an "organized cover-up" concerning the delayed release of E. coli results, says a Republic senator.
The U.S. Attorney's office said Josh Randall McCallum sent a threatening letter to President Barack Obama in August.
More than 1,100 battles were fought in the border state, trailing only Virginia and Tennessee. History buffs hope the upcoming 150th anniversary in 2011 will stire renewed interest in Missouri's battlefields.
Prosecutors charged Francisco Espinoza, 22, with involuntary manslaughter, after the vehicle he was driving went airborne and caught fire killing a 46-year-old passenger.
Gov. Jay Nixon appointed Cynthia Martin to fill a vacancy in the court's Western District.
The battleship is scheduled to be reopened in January. It was the ship on which Japanese leaders signed surrender papers on Sept. 2, 1945.
The Justice Department accused the company of colluding with district officials to get federal contracts.
The Jefferson County R-VII district has temporarily closed its schools because of the flu. It is not yet known if the flu is the H1N1 strain.
In places where agriculture and manufacturing are the business engines, the government's effort to curb climate-changing pollution is viewed widely through an economic prism: Will it increase energy costs and drive businesses and jobs overseas to countries such as China that may not commit to similar controls on fossil energy?
Josh Reyes, 23, of Springfield was charged with the murder of his ex-girlfriend's new boyfriend, 25-year-old Zachary Bryan Porter of Elkland. Police also believe Reyes is connected to the deaths of the woman's parents, 51-year-old Jeffery L. Smith and 48-year-old Glenda Smith.
The federal Agricultural Statistics office is projecting record yields for the state's rice farmers and cotton producers.
Gov. Jay Nixon declared this week Earth Science Week to remind the public that earth sciences are important to health, safety and welfare.
Missouri's law requiring gas stations to purchase fuel with 10 percent ethanol content, as long as it's cheaper than regular gasoline, has rarely been violated since it went into effect in January 2008. That's probably because it makes little economic sense to buy more expensive fuel, mandate or not.