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.
U.S. Attorney John F. Wood, appointed to the post in 2007 by former President George W. Bush, declared his intent to leave office and join a Washington, D.C., law firm effective Feb. 28.
National, state, and local flu numbers are drastically lower this year compared to last, but last year's flu season was particularly bad.
The power, which remains out after an ice storm in late January, should be restored by the end of the week, officials said.
An Amber Alert has been canceled after a 3-year-old northwest Missouri girl was found safe. She had been abducted by her grandmother, whom police said suffers from mental problems.
Ameren Corp. is filing for rate increases in both Missouri an Illinois to make up for the rising operating and financing costs. There is no definite timeline or amount for the increase.
The new trial would include statements about the crashes that occured after the trooper's death. Those statements were deemed irrelevent in the previous trial.