The Missouri retirement system is putting $162,258 in staff bonuses on hold because of state budget cuts stemming from the economic downturn. Gov. Jay Nixon's administration declared the move "an appropriate first step."
Swine flu and strep throat cases prompted officials to send hundreds of campers home a day early last week.
The Missouri Department of Conservation says May storms damaged 204 million board feet of timber on 113,000 acres.
A private funeral service for the former CBS anchorman is scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday at St. Bartholomew's Church on Park Avenue. But, his final resting place will be beside his wife in a family plot in Kansas City.
Former Blunt aide Scott Eckersley settled the lawsuit against Blunt's administration in May for $500,000, but has not spent the money because he has been holding out for an official state apology.
The St. Louis-based humane group says its shelters are packed with great, adoptable dogs, cats and kittens. It's urging the public to adopt some this weekend, and has discounted adoption fees.
The Environmental Protection Agency's plans to spread tons of lead-laced soil over old mining grounds in Leadwood have angered some citizens, since Leadwood already has elevated levels of lead found in many yards. The EPA says it would grow grass over the mining spots of land and prevent lead from washing into the streams after it rains.
The Missouri Clean Water Campaign has filed a complaint against the Missouri Department of Natural Resources for withholding public documents.
The Missouri Department of Transportation plans to replace existing road signs with flourescent ones over the next decade.
After initiating a review of state contracts this past January, Gov. Jay Nixon's administration said it has saved roughly $2 million through renegotiations in contracts and travel reimbursement reductions.
Missouri will receive $41.7 million in Federal Recovery Act money for improvements to the St. Louis transit system.
The Cardinals are set to enter the second half of the season against the Diamondbacks on Friday.
The federal plan to help cities recover from auto plant closures will incorporate training programs for their former workers to learn the skills of high-growth industries, such as health care.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster plans to review a clean-water group's complaint that the Missouri Department of Natural Resources withheld public documents.
Loud-noise complaints led police to a car with two dead men inside.
The St. Louis Fire Department is focusing on disaster preparedness and has applied for a federal grant to buld three new firehouses.
A Missouri truck dealer is offering vouchers for AK47 assault rifles with the purchase of a pickup truck in August.
In 1974, Sedalia played host to the Ozark Music Festival, which was attended by about 160,000 concertgoers. While some remember the concert as a brief blight on the landscape, many recall a peaceful celebration by fun-loving individuals.
The Lambert Airport in St. Louis is opening the "Windows on St. Louis" exhibit, an interactive display designed to help visitors learn about the city as a tourist destination.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is offering dozens of Missouri libraries a total of about $956,000 in grant money. Other states also received grants.