The state unemployment rate decreased six-tenths of a point from March to 8.1. percent, but Missouri still reported less than the usual seasonal gains expected in April.
David Jettson was also sentenced to six months of house arrest for stealing more than $30,000 from the Metro North Fire Protection District. A district civil suit claimed he had taken more than $200,000.
The man died Tuesday morning at an undisclosed St. Louis area hospital. His death brings the global total from the flu outbreak to 80. The majority of those deaths have been in Mexico.
The co-director of Fair Tax for Missouri says his organization has more than 20,000 members in the state, including more than 300 in Columbia
The female laborer was working on a concrete placement when the accident happened Tuesday morning. She was taken to a St. Louis hospital.
The U.S. Department of Labor says that Missouri would be ineligible for federal stimulus money because of wording used in legislation passed by the General Assembly last week.
Relatives of a 44-year-0ld man who died Tuesday after contracting swine flu also have been given medication for the virus. Officials are trying to determine why the man's case was so aggressive.
That's because the new Missouri legislation would only temporarily expand jobless benefits until the federal money ran out. The federal government wants those changes to be permanent.
Replacing income tax with sales tax didn't pass this year, but advocates say it's an idea whose time is coming. The fair tax, also known as a consumption tax, is a simple concept: Instead of paying taxes based on how much money you earn, you pay taxes based on how much you spend.
A former pharmacist at Family Pharmacy in Nixa has been indicted on charges of diluting a cough suppressant and forging prescriptions for a painkiller.
The opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was scheduled to be freed May 27 after spending more than 13 of the past 19 years under house arrest. She has been charged with violating the terms of her house arrest by allowing a Missouri man to stay at her home without official permission.
The state Supreme Court heard arguments on Monday about whether Missouri has shortchanged its schools because of a flawed local property tax system.
More than $7,000 was sent to state and federal agencies from a former Jasper County public administrator's account without authorization, and at least $80,000 was spent in five other cases, most to state health care agencies.
U.S. Sens. Claire McCaskill and Kit Bond and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson oppose using the old federal building for ashelter proposed by the New Life Evangelistic Center.
Dubbed the "fair tax" by one legislator, the consumption tax has garnered criticism from another legislator as being "not sound."
Students in the Sunrise R-9 district won't have to attend school Tuesday after the headlights and tail lights were smashed out of 11 school buses.
The state will be able to offer an additional $30 million in tax credits once the governor signs the authorizing legislation.
One major economic issue passed the General Assembly, but Nixon's health care plan did not. Regardless, the governor said relationships built this year will be helpful in the future.
Lori Drew's sentencing has been rescheduled to July 2 so the judge can review testimony by prosecution witnesses.