The Missouri House approved legislation that would allow life prison sentences for people convicted of particularly vile child rapes. The measure will now go to the Senate.
House Bill 11 was two steps away from Gov. Jay Nixon's desk when it was voted down 85-75 in the House and sent back to committee for revision by House and Senate budget leaders.
Sprint Nextel Corp.'s prepaid phone subsidary Boost Mobile has added 674,000 prepaid customers since it launched its $50 unlimited calling and texting offer in February.
A 3-year-old Missouri boy was found alive Wednesday after two days in Mark Twain National Forest. His rescuer recalled the events that led to finding him alive, and the boy's father expressed his thanks for the rescue as well as his pride that his son was able to survive.
Joshua Childers — wearing only sneakers, a T-shirt and a diaper — was found in the Mark Twain National Forest, three miles from his home in southeast Missouri.
Gov. Jay Nixon will visit the Kokam America plant outside Kansas City on Thursday. He is lobbying Missouri senators to pass a bill which he said will benefit companies like Kokam. That company is considering an expansion of their current plant and construction of another one in Missouri.
A recall effort needs a few thousand more signatures to bring the issue to a public vote.
A mudslide damaged a two-month old trail, a surrounding fence and seating area.
Investigators suggested in court Wednesday that a man accused of stabbing a housemate should have a mental examination.
The Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed three more cases Wednesday. Two of which previously had been listed as probable.
A gas station surveillance video showed the sequence of events, but police do not know what prompted the shooting.
The Missouri General Assembly approved legislation increasing the government's ability to oversee prearranged funeral services Wednesday. Gov. Jay Nixon is currently deciding weather he will sign it into law.
Legislators have approved a bill that allows Missouri judges to decide whether to disclose the names of victims of sexual and domestic assault.
Authorities say the pastor was trying to arrange a meeting with a teenage girl.
Fee covers cleanup of illegal tire dumps.
Legislation designed to clear the way for farm tractor parades is moving to the governor.
U.S. Attorney Mark Krause wants Lori Drew to receive the maximum 3-year prison sentence following the suicide of a teenage neighbor. He says the harm caused by the hoax Drew set up suggests a more serious sentence than probation and a fine, which is what probation officials recommended. Jurors found Drew guilty in November of accessing computers without authorization, but did not convict her on more serious charges.
The Supreme Court upheld a ruling from last year that found a Missouri car dealership owed $82,000 in back taxes and interest for not paying Missouri's corporate income tax on vehicles sold to residents of other states.
A cemetery in Lawrence, Kan., is jumping on the "green burial" trend. The first plot has been sold in a city-owned cemetery that offers a chance to be buried without being embalmed, in a biodegradable casket, with no concrete grave liner or a traditional cut or polished headstone.