A western Missouri judge will decide whether the case of a 16-year-old boy accused of killing a 14-year-old girl will be handled in juvenile or adult court. Investigators said the suspect, whose name has not been released, stabbed Katio Rios to death Thursday.
Aunts and uncles of James McNeely, an Ohio man whose body was found stripped and frozen in an abandoned trailer in northeast Missouri, said he told them about a scheme to sell drugs with the Harvey family of Laddonia, about a week before his death. Most of the Harvey family have been accused of kidnapping McNeely, then beating and suffocating him in their basement.
Oscar Richardson, 61, of Ridgedale was arrested at his home Friday on two outstanding warrants. He is accused of escaping a Florida prison 30 years ago.
One idea discussed would expand state representatives' terms to four years and extend term limits to 16 years.
An ABB employee opened fire on his co-workers Thursday then killed himself. The Webster Groves man had been involved in a dispute with the company over pension benefits.
Col. James Keathley has been with the Highway Patrol since 1977 and has been superintendent since 2006.
Recommended changes include barring felons from getting bail bond licenses and increasing fines for violations.
Legislators began Wednesday with calls for ethics reform in both houses. The fiscal 2011 budget was also listed as a major issue by legislators.
Students from kindergarten through eighth grade are asked to decorate large trash cans with creative message urging people not to litter.
Police swarmed an office building near the Missouri Capitol on Nov. 10 after an employee reported that a voice from an elevator speaker warned of a hostage situation on the fifth floor. More than two dozen unauthorized calls were placed into the elevators, three of which falsely warned of a hostage situation.
His attorney says a change in judge would not delay Jetton's trial on one count of second-degree assault.
A new judge will be assigned to the case of former Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton. He was charged with second-degree assault in November.
The officer admitted to having sex with two boys, ages 12 and 14. He is charged with 16 counts of sodomy.
A Mexico, Mo., resident facing murder charges appeared in court Wednesday. Investigators say she told her husband how to suffocate the victim and hide the body.
Eighty percent of Missouri's counties don't have enough physicians, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. An MU School of Medicine program has been part of the solution to that problem.
The former deputy director of the Department of Natural Resources told a Senate committee that he thought it would have been irresponsible to publicize last May's bacteria test results without explaining what they meant and presenting a plan for cleaning the Lake of the Ozarks.
Craig F. Swoboda also was ordered to pay $2.4 million in restitution.
Smith pleaded guilty to charges of obstruction of justice in August.
The state insurance department surveyed 69 hospitals and found more than $500 million in outstanding claims, more than a quarter of which had been unpaid for at least 90 days.
The "Missouri First" initiative would allow the Department of Economic Development to exceed normal tax credit caps for established Missouri businesses that chose to expand. Gov. Nixon said current tax incentives often make no distinction between longtime Missouri employers and out-of-state companies looking to relocate.