Adam Bridgewater, 22, was convicted of shooting two Neosho police officers and firing at a state trooper who pursued him after he fled a traffic stop.
The Sikeston Area Humane Society director said financial pressures are causing more people to give up their pets.
They say closures of facilities, layoffs, cuts in police security and more are likely if the most severe budget cuts under consideration are made.
Lowell Pearson, Matt Blunt's general counsel, has been named to a national committee that drafts uniform legislation for state lawmakers.
The publisher of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and other papers said it will have trouble paying its debt over the next two years because of plunging revenue. The company also said its auditor questioned Lee Enterprises' ability to remain a "going concern" if it can't refinance its loans.
They didn't set records, but both cities reported spikes in homicides — and the bad economy may be partly to blame.
But the Midwest and Plains states are expected to fare better than the nation, a professor who oversaw the survey said.
Farmers in 11 counties are eligible to participate in the program, which could provide some handy money in return for a good nesting habitat for the scarce birds.
Two of the crashes occurred on the same street within a few hours of each other.
A 14-year-old boy was driving his parents' car when he hit a sewer culvert just before 3 a.m. Friday.
A 14-year-old boy was driving his parents' car when he struck a sewer culvert.
Three people died in 2008 in two separate accidents involving the business.
Donald Keith Giammanco is charged with the robberies of 12 St. Louis-area banks.
Three separate accidents have left five people dead in the first two days of 2009.
Projections indicate the state will average just over 57 inches of precipitation, a fraction above the record set in 1993, when the final numbers are official.
Chet Pleban said he considers the settlement unacceptable and will file an objection during a hearing on Monday . He said a decision on whether Matt Blunt's office violated laws on open records and document retention should be made through the judicial system, not by the investigators.
The use of the projected $130 million annually in new casino taxes figures to spark debate during the legislative session that starts Wednesday — partly because new tax dollars are expected to be scarce.
An appeals court in St. Louis has ruled that a Kansas-based payday lender — which does business in Missouri as Quik Cash — can't prevent customers from filing class-action lawsuits over its lending practices.
Tanya Fredman moved 8,000 miles away from her St. Louis family to spend a year volunteering in Rwanda and the Middle East.
Dairy Farmers of America is accused of buying large amounts of cheese to manipulate dairy prices.