The state House is considering a version of the spending plan that would cut teacher development funds as well funding for regional development centers and their programs. Legislators will vote on the plan next week.
An elderly couple, who had been separated, were found shot to death in a senior citizens home.
Aim4Peace, a program that matches reformed criminals with people still in the street lifestyle in an effort to reduce violence, may be cut because of budget constraints in Kansas City. There were 126 killings in Kansas City in 2008, and police and community members credit Aim4Peace with curbing some of that violence toward the end of the year.
Heavy rain forecasted for the Missouri River basin has forced the cancelation of a planned water release into the river. The pulse would have hopefully prompted spawning among the endangerd pallid sturgeon.
The Missouri House is considering a version of the budget that would cut teacher deveopment funds, which accounted for $15 million in the current spending plan.
Danny Scwartz, a member of the Old Order Amish sect, took his building skills to Texas to help rebuild the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Ike.
Health officials think the student, whose name has not been released, has meningococcal meningitis, a highly contagious and potentially deadly form of the illness.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol said the Sunset Hills police officer was driving in the wrong lane when she struck a 1997 Honda, killing its four passengers and hospitalizing its driver and the officer.
Dan Thornton, of El Dorado, claimed that his three businesses had been targeted for arson because he is gay. Investigators, however, determined that Thornton caused the fires to collect the insurance money.
After a four-hour deliberation, jurors found the former representative not guilty of forcing a then-14-year-old girl to touch him inappropriately.
Manuel Cazares, 32, is accused of the Feb. 28 deaths of two people who were stabbed in the Mississippi River community of 17,000.
The Toys for Tots Literacy Program honored Alferd Williams' dedication to learning to read by creating an award in his honor.
A Newton County circuit judge approved the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' motion to be removed from wrongful death lawsuits filed on behalf of victims of a November 2006 fire at the Anderson Guest House and their families.
In Friday's deal, Eiken Elam Saimon received three life sentences without parole, plus four 30-year sentences for the assaults and two seven-year sentences for sex offenses.
Attendance was at 85 percent on Friday, significantly lower than average. School is expected to reopen Monday.
Two former employees have been charged with defrauding a Clayton-based company of $300,000.
After surviving the sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev last year, the restaurant in south St. Louis has fallen to a struggling economy.
Kansas City funeral directors organized the cremation and burial of a man thought not have any family until his widow showed up at the services.
The Missouri Police Chiefs Association announced Wednesday that it supports red light cameras. The announcement came almost a week after the St. Louis Police Officers Association said it opposes the cameras.
A Kansas City man is accused of shooting his 26-year-old daughter after she dumped his bottle of gin out on St. Patrick's Day. The woman's injuries are not life threatening.