Spotted knapweed, a plant not native to the Missouri area, is taking over many pastures and wildlife habitats. The Missouri Department of Conservation is asking for help in eradicating the wildflower.
With the federal minimum wage rising to $7.25 an hour on Friday, Missouri's minimum wage workers will receive a pay increase. The state minimum wage could go above federal guidelines in January, based on the national Consumer Price Index.
State Sen. Chuck Purgason announced Thursday that he is running for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Sen. Kit Bond.
At issue is the potential union representation of about 13,000 workers who help people living in their own homes perform daily activities such as bathing, dressing, cooking and cleaning.
The Missouri Department of Health is collecting and sharing data on the connection bewteen environmental hazards and chronic disease, in the hopes that the information will be used in making health care decisions and tracking health care statistics.
The council voted 7-3 to approve paying a former aide $550,000 to settle a lawsuit claiming the mayor's wife made racist and sexual comments to her in the office.
The committee said Thursday that it would hold hearings on how the Department of Natural Resources handled a report showing unsafe levels of E. coli in the Lake of the Ozarks.
John Gehm faces two years in prison and must make resitution of $123,000 after embezzling $104,000 and depositing counterfeit checks.
Officials hope to better warn people of places where toxins exist and contribute to illness.
Missouri officials in 2002 started the program, which is designed to reduce repeat visitors by coordinating efforts between state agencies and social service groups.
Forty people marched around the State Capitol and in front of the state Supreme Court calling for the release of Reginald Clemons, who was sentenced to death for the 1991 murders of Julie and Robin Kerry.
With Kit Bond leaving the U.S. Senate in the coming year, several Missouri politicians are eyeing his vacated seat. State Sen. Chuck Purgason, U.S. Rep Roy Blunt, and Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan have all expressed interest.
Lisa A. Shinkle, of Agency, was convicted of two counts of felony receiving stolen property after being given two macaque monkeys that had been stolen from a Jackson County sanctuary in 2007.
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is scheduled to compete in the basketball skills competition in the Show-Me State Games on Saturday.
Saint Louis University is one of the National Institutes of Health's main study sites for swine flu vaccine research. There are seven other sites across the country that are to begin the series of studies in August, with the first shots to go into the arms of healthy adults, of any age.
The new Missouri Home Care Union will represent about 13,000 workers who help people living in their own homes. They are hired by consumers but paid for through Medicaid programs. The Union's director, Carolyn Klinglesmith, said many of the personal care attendants receive no health insurance, sick leave or vacation time.
President Barack Obama has requested weapons systems including funding for nine additional F-18 Super Hornet fighter jets, built in St. Louis, and $674 million for three C-17 jumbo cargo jets in Long Beach, Calif.
Mike Ferguson announced the move Wednesday on his Web site and endorsed Republican Rep. Roy Blunt in his campaign for the U.S. Senate.
An Ohio man accused of threatening a St. Louis business was not provoked by the employee who answered his phone call, a prosecutor said.
Scientists plan to begin testing the first swine flu vaccines on healthy adults at eight medical centers around the country.