Joshua Kezer, charged by Kenny Hulsolf with the murder of a 19-year-old college student 17 years ago, is freed thanks to the diligence of a small-town sheriff.
Blunt, a Republican, joins Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, as announced candidates for U.S. Senate seat. Republican Sen. Kit Bond said last month he will not seek reelection.
Blunt previously served as Missouri's secretary of state and also as House minority whip in the U.S. Congress. The only previously announced candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, currently held by Republican Kit Bond, is Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat.
Southeast Missouri residents are said to all have power after a three-week-long outage following an ice storm in late January.
Other states that have banned the vaporizers say they are dangerous because users don't have time to feel the effects of the alcohol before it enters their bloodstream.
Two girls, aged 16 and 10, were relatives of one of the suspects. The younger of the two acquired two sexually transmitted diseases. The two men are each being held at $250,000 bond.
Officials have found no link between two fatal cases of bacterial meningitis this month, though soldiers are being instructed how to help avoid the illness. Thursday's community meeting is at 4 p.m. at the base's Nutter Field House. The Center of Disease Control and Prevention will host it.
Two zoo animals have contracted a type of herpes that targets young elephants.
At a Thursday meeting addressing previous meningitis cases at Fort Leonard Wood, officials announced two more people affiliated with the base have become ill. A nurse was diagnosed with viral meningitis, while the other man's illness is unconfirmed. The two fatal cases from earlier this month were from bacterial meningitis.
Gov. Jay Nixon and Attorney General Chris Koster said Thursday that they support legislation that would stiffen penalties for Missouri government officials who violate the state's open government and meetings laws.
More e-mails from former Gov. Matt Blunt's office were released Thursday in an attempt to resolve a lawsuit brought by The Associated Press, The Kansas City Star and St. Louis Post-Dispatch last year.
A male nurse at Fort Leonard Wood and a Florida National Guard soldier who recently trained at the base appear to have meningitis. Two other soldiers from the base have died this month from the disease.
AmerenUE's nuclear plant in Fulton was evacuated as a precaution Thursday after flammable hydrogen gas was detected.
The Humane Society rescued more than 150 dogs and one tiger from a puppy mill in Newton County. Two years earlier, a raid at the same breeder did not result in charges.
Brad Robinson, a former Missouri representative, had allegedly injured a pedestrian in Bon Terre with his vehicle. The accident took place New Year's Day 2008. The case was decided Wednesday in St. Louis County Circuit Court.
Some residents say Mayor Blundell did not have the backing of village officials for an ordinance legalizing medical marijuana.
When the warning period ends for a camera-monitored intersection, drivers who fail to stop at red lights will be mailed a ticket.
Gov. Jay Nixon said he advocates using all $4.4 billion allocated by the federal stimulus plan for the state hours after a bill that would require the monitoring of those funds was praised in the state Senate chamber. In his Wednesday press conference, Nixon gave no specifics on stimulus-induced changes to the budget.
About 200 people attended a hearing hosted by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission about a possible second nuclear power plant in Callaway County. Residents were split at Wednesday's meeting over the possible impacts.
Joshua Kezer, who was imprisoned in 1992 for the murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless, was freed Wednesday after Cole County Circuit Judge Richard Callahan ruled Tuesday that Kezer was wrongly convicted. Callahan condemned the courtroom conduct of the case's prosecutor, former U.S. Rep. Kenny Hulshof.