Charges against a northeast Missouri man accused of killing his wife and young son have been upgraded to first-degree murder following a preliminary hearing that included gruesome details about the crime.
The pastor of a smallMissouri church in Newton County has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting an underage girl and photographing another in the nude. A plea agreement dropped 18 other counts he was facing.
The owner of a securities firm in St. Louis has been sentenced to almost six years in prison for taking nearly $5 million from investors. He also failed to pay taxes on more than $800,000.
The legislation requires earlier notice of local public meetings on a variety of controversial issues, increases the fines for some violations of open records and meetings laws and requires more of the Missouri Ethics Commission's meetings and documents to be made public.
One person is still being sought after the fight that broke out around 1 p.m. Tuesday at Imagine College Preparatory High School in St. Louis.
A child fatality review board will convene next week to look into the death of a southeast Missouri child killed when an unfinished wooden swing set collapsed on him.
Independence police say they have apprehended one of two burglary suspects believed to have holed up in a medical building that burned overnight. Police do not know the fate of the second suspect, who might still be inside the burned-out structure.
Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce agreed with the wording for an iniative aimed at passing a constitutional amendment that would bar public funds for abortion services and types of stem cell research. Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, who drafts the wording for ballot iniatives, came under fire from both supporters and opponents of the bill for not using their word suggestions in the ballot summary.
The proposed bill lowers income tax rates for middle-income earners and raises some deductions. Sponsor Rep. Scott Lipke, R-Jackson, said though the bill could reduce state revenue by $180 to $360 million, it will stimulate the economy and increase spending.
St. Louis-based AmerenUE has considered building another reactor in mid-Missouri, but talks in the Missouri legislature regarding the issue have stalled. The bill would repeal a current law prohibiting a utility from charging customers before they received power from the reactor. Supporters say it's unlikely the three weeks left in the legislative session would allow enough time for the bill to pass.
Jerry Buck Inman, who confessed to the rape and murder of Clemson University student Tiffany Souers, argued he is too violent for rehabilitation.
A bill that would reinforce student rights to pray in schools and require the Bill of Rights to be displayed in each classroom received initial approval Monday by the Missouri House.
Gov. Jay Nixon will review the case of one of three men involved in killing a man in Callaway County more than a decade ago.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is urging consumers to be wary of any mailings they receive regarding mortgage refinancing, foreclosure relief or loan consolidation.
The Missouri Roundtable for Life, an anti-abortion group, wants a judge to rewrite the ballot summary originally written by the secretary of state's office.
Even though Obama did not get Missouri's electoral votes in November, the White House said the president plans to hold a town hall meeting in the St. Louis area on his 100th day in office April 29.
The longtime president of a western Missouri water district and his wife have been sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for embezzling more than $390,000. In October, the couple pleaded guilty to mail fraud.
Federal and local police worked together to uncover 65 crimes and make five arrests over the course of three days.
The state constitution already guarantees citizens the right to worship as they like.
Archbishop-elect Robert Carlson will oversee more than half a million Catholics after Pope Benedict XVI named him to fill the post vacated in June by Archbishop Raymond Burke.