Leo Morton will take on the role effective Aug. 1. He will not be a candidate for the permanent position, however.
Their campaign agenda includes making government more transparent and accountable, increasing funding for higher education, focusing on economic development and increasing access to affordable health care.
Blunt is scheduled to make stops in Great Britain, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands.
The five candidates for attorney general on the Aug. 5 primary ballot explain their positions on some of the more important issues in the race.
After some recent involvement in Sunshine Law dramatics, Rep. Jeff Harris of Columbia, a Democratic candidate for attorney general, has come up with a plan to improve the current policy.
A social activist had a two-story-high mural painted on the outside of a duplex in St. Louis to oppose the city’s use of eminent domain.
The lieutenant governor is scheduled to appear with the congressman on Monday in Cape Girardeau for the announcement.
A Torah scroll valued at about $30,000 reported stolen from a St. Louis-area synagogue is one of a handful of Torah scrolls stolen in the past year in the United States. The motive may be a hate crime or the profit from selling sacred documents on the black market.
The Career Explorers Program sponsored by Walgreens and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy lets high school students work as pharmacists for four weeks each summer to learn the basics of the trade — and fill fake prescriptions for their favorite celebrities.
The man who helped buy much of the northwest corner of the state and who refused an order to kill Mormon founder Joseph Smith has been added to the Hall of Famous Missourians.
Gov. Matt Blunt said Friday that he has signed legislation repealing the limits on campaign contributions. The change in the rules goes into effect Aug. 28, in plenty of time to affect the November elections.
The leader of the Archdiocese of St. Louis was named last month as the first American to lead the Vatican supreme court.
The governor vetoed a bill that would have given every lawmaker a key to the Capitol dome. He cited concerns by Capitol police and the Department of Public Security.
The Kansas City Star reports on its Web site that a development agency voted unanimously Friday to support replacing the current weapons plant at the Bannister Federal Complex with a 1.4-million-square-foot complex across from the former Richard-Gebaur Memorial Airport.
Macon County deputies say Richard Scott of LaPlata was hit by a train that he ran toward while drinking with friends.
But the ruling tossing out the case was put on hold for 10 days to give the special investigators seeking access to e-mails from the governor’s office an opportunity to amend their lawsuit.
The Wall Street Journal said InBev has raised its bid to $70 a share — an offer the Anheuser-Busch board is likely to accept this weekend. News of the deal hit hard in St. Louis.
The case, which stemmed from an accident on Interstate 70, attracted national attention when the
Ten state troopers have completed special immigration training, allowing them to start enforcing federal immigration laws in Missouri. Six of the officers will be used to speed up processing after traffic stops; the other four will be assigned to casinos.
After weeks of public bickering, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal are reporting that talks have turned friendly between the two companies. The Journal has reported that InBev has boosted its takeover offer by $5 a share to $70, a sweetened deal that Anheuser-Busch is likely to accept.