Preschool-age children were denied enrollment in a before- and after-school care program after a state inspection showed lead at their school.
A former staffer is suing because she said she was paid less than her peers and because the mayor's wife used racial slurs around her.
After reporting an $833 million surplus this summer, the state drew lower-than-expected tax revenues and now anticipates a deficit by the end of June 2009.
The residents said they have suffered health issues and that family and friends have refused to visit them because of the hog farm.
Eric Feltner was sentenced to 10 days in jail for violating probation on a pornography conviction. Feltner was found accessing the Internet for personal use, and one of the terms of his probation was that he not use the Internet except for business purposes.
Adolph Belt Jr., a retired state trooper, was found liable for running the red light in municipal court in September and fined $100. He has filed a lawsuit challenging the city of Springfield over its use of red-light cameras.
Emily Altom's son, Ethan Patrick Williams, died after being hopitalized with an infection. Charges of voluntary manslaughter against her and Michael Altom will be dropped.
A Fulton man died after losing control of his sports utility vehicle Monday morning on icy roads and veering into the path of a utility truck.
The groundwork was laid Monday to make the 2009 legislative session a repeat of the 2008 debate over a proposal abortion bill.
A proposal to require all U.S. cell phone towers to have at least eight hours of backup power in case of a natural disaster was shot down by federal regulators.
Among the first bills filed in the 2009 legislative session is a possible ban on beer bongs, kegs and beaded necklaces on Missouri's rivers.
The jury forewoman in a landmark cyberbullying case says the defendant, Lori Drew of O'Fallon, didn't expect the teenage victim to harm herself.
After Randy Goodman shot a nine-point buck, the animal attacked him. The hunter was eventually able to take down his prey but then had to go to the hospital to get treatment for his injuries.
Authorities in southern Missouri's Laclede County say the woman found by hunters on Nov. 15 was between 25 and 45 years old.
The economic recession in Mid-America will rival the 1981-82 recession for unemployment, according to professor Ernie Goss of Creighton University. The primary index from his Mid-America Economic Survey, which includes Missouri, has plunged to its second record low in as many months. The November index hit 37.8 in November, down 2.1 percentage points from October.
The term has been called derogatory and groups are pushing for legislation to change the language on parking signs.
John "Jack" Bardgett served 12 years on the state Supreme Court, co-founded his own law firm, as well as served in the Navy during WWII.
The new law will enforce Amtrak's right of way to freight traffic and help more trains arrive on time.
St. Louis CrimeStoppers is following in Kansas City's footsteps, displaying fugitive wanted ads on city standard and digital billboards in hopes of obtaining tips leading to arrests.
More than 2.9 million people in Missouri voted for president — nearly 200,000 more than in 2004. But compared with four years ago, tens of thousands more voters trailed off, skipping races for the state legislature and even for governor.