The Springfield City Council is considering the removal of a local ordinance that makes it illegal to entice a member of the same gender to engage in sexual activity in a public place.
Because of budget cuts, the mayor of Springfield is asking residents to help the city by adopting a park, manning City Hall phones or donating to the history museum, among other activities.
Unlike their colleagues in Washington, where policy work isn't hindered by the need to pay as you go, state lawmakers generally can't leave for home without settling on a spending plan.
The fireworks, called "Run Hadji Run," included packaging that showed a bomber jet flying over a group of Arab men on camels.
Three of the seven tribes that operate northeast Oklahoma casinos contributed to the increase.
Lori Drew, a St. Louis-area mother convicted of cyberbullying in November, had her case tentatively thrown out Thursday. Drew created a fictitious teen boy on MySpace and flirted with — before dumping — a 13-year-old girl who ended up committing suicide.
In the first half of 2009, the state's insurance department has assisted in returning nearly $6 million dollars to customers from insurance companies.
The youth mentoring program received $85,000 in tax credits from the Missouri Department of Economic Development on June 30.
Violent crime has increased in St. Louis in the past two days. Rep. Jamilah Nasheed called a town hall meeting Thursday night so that politicians, police and members of the public could discuss the issue.
Kansas City, Kan., is now at 22 homicides in 2009, up from 14 this time last year. But police say violent crime has been steadily declining overall.
On Friday morning St. Louis police discovered a man who'd driven through a fence near the Laclede's Landing area after being shot.
Robert Blurton of Garnett, Kan., is charged with three counts of first-degree murder.
Chris Nicastro was selected as Missouri's first female education commissioner Thursday. She will start on Aug. 1.
The special master in the Reginald Clemons case will conduct hearings much like a trial, collecting evidence and creating a record for the Missouri Supreme Court to review, a communications counsel for the court said.
Lori Drew was convicted in a trial, but the judge says that if she is to be found guilty of illegally accessing computers, anyone who has ever violated the social networking site's terms of service would be guilty of a misdemeanor.
The legislation would have allowed people 21 and older to ride without helmets on all roads except interstate highways.
Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday vetoed a bill that would have relaxed motorcycle helmet laws, citing concerns about safety and cost.
For the year, sales tax collections fell 5.8 percent; individual income tax collections dropped 2.9 percent; and corporate tax collections fell 13.9 percent.
The economic stimulus bill included $1 billion for aid to police departments, but there have been applications for more than $8.3 billion.
Gov. Jay Nixon has requested that a statue of former President Harry Truman, who grew up in Independence, be placed in the U.S. Capitol.