A confirmed sixth infestation of the invasive snail threatens to upheave the ecological sanctity of Niangua River, considered one of Missouri's best fishing streams.
As more information continues to detail the dangers of texting and driving, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood and a handful of federal legislators are looking to introduce federal laws to impose harsher penalties for drivers who keep their eyes on their cell phones while behind the wheel.
In July, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that the government will increase the prices paid for dairy products through the Dairy Product Price Support Program. The dairy industry cycles with extreme highs and lows, taking its toll on Missouri's dairy farmers.
Former Missouri Gov. Warren Hearnes is gravely ill at his home in Charleston. Hearnes' wife and three daughters have gathered by his side. The 86-year-old politician is weak and fading from natural causes related to his age.
Mark Woodworth, who was convicted in connection to a 1990 murder, has filed an appeal for a new trial with the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City.
The "Boonie Hat Bandit" was sentenced to six years in prison and ordered to more than $105,000 in restitution Thursday after admitting to robbing 12 banks.
The Canadian man admitted he stole a Cesna airplane from an Ontario flight school on April 6 and flew it for seven hours from Ontario to its final landing spot — a road near Ellsinore.
The 86-year-old former governor is said to be weak and fading from natural causes related to his age. His wife and three daughters have gathered by his side at his home in Charleston.
The Gaming Commission Executive Director said the repeal of the state's $500 loss limit, Missouri's central location and a preference of gamblers to gamble close to home contribute to the increase.
According to a report by RealtyTrac, Missouri had 3,175 foreclosure filings in July — one for every 834 housing units in the state. These filings include default notices, aution-sale notices and bank repossessions.
State treasury officials will attempt to return $500 million in unclaimed property by answering questions, filing claims and helping search for property at the Missouri State Fair, which opens Thursday.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said that a crackdown on dog breeding facilities identified more than 170 kennels that might be violating the law. Most of the breeders have agreed to apply for licenses, but at least 24 could face criminal charges.
Actions by Gov. Jay Nixon and state lawmakers to reshape the process of selections to driver's license offices as political rewards have been criticized by Republicans because of past partisan campaign contributions.
Thousands of cards have been returned, and about two-thirds of Missouri Gas Energy customers haven't even received them yet. Utility customers can still comment on proposed rate increases during public hearings, on a hot line and on the commission's Web site.
Neither the 17-term Democratic congressman nor his staff were present at the Wednesday evening event, organized by the group Americans for Prosperity and others unhappy that Skelton hasn't held public meetings about health care.
Roughly two-thirds of Missouri's public schools failed to meet tougher progress standards established under federal law. State officials, however, were pleased by the mixed results.
Gov. Nixon says the expanded high-speed Internet access to rural areas would improve doctor/patient relationships, open educational doors and expand small business markets.
Margaret Bush Wilson was the former chairwoman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the second black woman to pass the Missouri Bar.
Overwhelming number of responses lead to scaling back to public hearings and Web site postings.
The cause of death for 16-year-old player is unknown. He had no known medical conditions.