The U.S. unemployment rate continued to climb in the month of June, reaching a 26-year high of 9.5 percent. Economists are conflicted about how long it will be before that number starts to go down.
Missouri mother Lori Drew's case has been called the nation's first cyberbullying trial. Prosecutors say Drew sought to humiliate neighbor Megan Meier using the social networking site MySpace and sending flirtatious messages to the girl in his name. Meier later committed suicide.
The legislation establishes a highway designation program to honor those killed in Iraq or Afghanistan since the Sept. 11 attacks as well as allows veterans' service organizations to bury unclaimed remains, and to honor those who help wounded veterans.
Jackson County Judge Ann Mesle refused the dismissal of a discrimination lawsuit filed by Ruth Bates against Kansas City and Mayor Mark Funkhouser. The former mayoral aide is alleging that Funkhouser's wife made sexually offensive comments.
After driving into a pond and being rescued, a woman was arrested in Poplar Bluff on suspicion of auto theft.
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, the second-oldest orchestra in the nation, is declaring a successful season in terms of attendance and ticket sales.
Traffic light cameras in Kansas City are making good money from tickets, but not enough to pay the police officers tracking the traffic violators.
St. Louis roadwork along Interstate 64 could be completed before the end-of-the-year deadline.
Missouri Southern State University and Kansas City University of Medicine in Biosciences are partnering to create a four-year osteopathic medical doctorate program. Officials hope this could help relieve the physician shortage in the state.
Michael Wayne Ford Sr., who was eligible for parole when Gov. Bob Holden granted him clemency in 2005, was released from prison Wednesday. Ford was convicted of murdering a hitchhiker in 1977.
The chief executive officer of the combined company, which is to be renamed CenturyLink, said the focus of its approach is to provide broadband service in their markets.
Hexavalent chromium, a known carcinogen, was detected but not at levels that posed a danger to human health, an administrator with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services said.
After opening his first store in 1934, Buchheit expanded with more locations and branched out into agricultural and trucking operations in two states.
The law requires Missouri to seek competitive bids for offices that handle vehicle and driver's licenses and collect vehicle sales taxes.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Wednesday signed a bill naming a half-mile stretch of U.S. 160 in Springfield the "Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel Memorial Highway."
Creating a medical school at the university could potentially address the physician shortage in the southern half of the state.
With Gov. Jay Nixon's blessing, Missouri has taken its first steps toward adopting a common core of primary and secondary educational standards, pending the appointment of a new state education commissioner. Among other expected advantages, the standards would allow officials to compare Missouri test scores to those of other states.
The Mid-America Business Conditions Index rose to its highest level since September of last year, indicating that the region's economy is improving, but despite the rise, job losses persist.
State health officials said exposure leads to 20,000 new skin cancer cases in Missouri each year and recommend using sunscreen, wearing sunglasses and avoiding the sun between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.
Despite the decline in the number of West Nile cases over the past six years, Missourians should still be cautious over the next few months.