Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue said that Social Security is not as dire of a situation as many in the public seem to believe. He said the economic situation is of a higher priority for the Obama administration right now, but that he hopes the administration will address the solvency issue before the 2012 elections.
The Salvation Army will paint its red kettles green for St. Patrick's Day. The kettles, along with bell-ringing volunteers, will be posted along the 1.3-mile St. Patrick's Day parade route in Kansas City to raise money for emergency assistance to people in need.
A state representative proposed a bill making it illegal to rough up a referee. The maximum penalty would be a $1,000 fine or one year in jail.
Missouri's overall index has indicated a shrinking economy for the fifth month in a row, according to economic researchers.
Several flights from nearby airports have been cancelled because of a snow storm in the east.
There was a smaller turnout for the opening of trout season than expected at Roaring Rive State Park Sunday, but those who did brave the cold temperatures were rewarded with an abundance of fish and fun.
The stimulus package will help balance budgets in the short term but won't quickly solve unemployment, low consumer spending and the housing crisis.
Eight-year-old Muchana apparently pulled apart some climbing rope and it became wrapped around his neck, a zoo official said.
Business owners and residents in the Ozarks are worried about water levels one year after significant flooding. Corps officials do not want to lower water levels for fear of lack of spring rains.
According to the Kansas City Star, Gov. Jay Nixon is paying staff members from departments other than the office of the governor. Additionally, Nixon is also paying staff members more than his predecessors received under former Gov. Matt Blunt.
County prosecuting attorney estimates $400,000 to $500,000 has been stolen since 2004.
The man asked for a lesser charge, which would have made him eligible for parole, on the grounds that he didn't intend to kill her.
O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, was the keynote speaker during an MU law review symposium Friday.
After losing 11,500 jobs in January, Missourians are looking at the highest unemployment rate since 1984.
James Lowe, 71, had refused to let Justin Lowe, then 23, take his car to Iowa.
Curt and Deborah Sleeper bought a cave in Festus in 2004, which they converted into a home. But they've got a big payment coming due on the property and don't think they can afford it. If they can't secure new financing, they've got a backup plan — eBay.
Under current law, Missouri utilities must wait until a new power plant is online before charging electric customers for the cost of building it. The Legislature is considering a bill that would let them charge for the capital costs during construction.
The million-dollar industry is difficult to fit into a legal category, such as fraud, making it nearly impossible to convict anyone, said Zora Aubochon, assistant commissioner for the state Higher Education Department.
For the second time in 17 months, a Kansas City funeral home had to return a homicide victim's body that was mistakenly ruled a natural death by the medical examiner.