Investigators say that the Fenton man beat and fatally stabbed his neighbor before setting fire to the apartment building in an attempt to cover up the crime.
The Rev. Larry Rice said Monday he has made formal application to obtain the former federal building. Under federal law, an application to use a surplus federal building as a homeless shelter has priority over other potential uses.
Missouri health officials said Sunday that four more probable cases of swine flu have been identified in the Kansas City metropolitan area, bringing the total number of cases in Missouri residents to eight.
The system — modeled on Amber Alerts — notifies the public when cognitively impaired adults are missing, and it's already been adopted in Missouri and 14 other states. A measure to set up a national Silver Alert awaits approval by the U.S. Senate.
The Health Department is investigating four other cases.
The defense attorney in the MySpace case related to the suicide of Megan Meier of O'Fallon asked a Los Angeles judge for probation and a fine as punishment. The lawyer said the defendant cannot afford to pay a fine larger than $5,000.
The gang is also being investigated in connection with the disappearance of another man.
A tally of swine flu's impact and scope throughout the United States and the rest of the world.
A second case of swine flu in the Kansas City area was confirmed. The most recent victim is hospitalized in Nebraska.
Swine flu information from World Heath Organization; cases by country and state
The two probable cases — a father and son from Howard County — had recently traveled to Mexico and have been advised to stay home to avoid contact with others.
Adella Fae Patton, 47, of Monett, overdosed on medication at her home Friday after being found guilty of second-degree murder and armed criminal action Thursday. Patton was awaiting sentencing for killing Kevin L. Madison of Exeter in December 2005.
Southeast Missouri State University and Three Rivers Community College, in Poplar Bluff, will be working together to create a joint bachelor of science program for social work next year.
Judge orders second psychiatric evaluation of Joplin teen accused of firing assault weapon at middle school.
However, there is a lawsuit pending in Missouri appeals court that would force the state to spend more of the money on life science research.
The Secret Service and authorities from southeast Missouri are investigating Internet threats against President Obama, local officers and a school. The threats were made Tuesday as four postings on Topix, an Internet message board with a Poplar Bluff local page.
The rescue happened near Center, southwest of Hannibal on Thursday evening. The car was found on a bridge surrounded by water for several hundred yards.
The 24-year-old man charged with shooting a mail carrier in the head and shoulders will remain in the facility until able to assist in his own defense at trial.
The university in St. Louis will not send a group of students to study in Mexico this summer because of the swine flu.
The National Archives' display begins May 23 and focuses on the Spanish flu, which began in Kansas 91 years ago and killed 50 million people.