Missouri businesses are about to get a shove toward a federal database for screening newly hired employees for illegal immigrants. And cities will risk getting punished if they become havens for illegal immigrants. Those new laws take effect Thursday.
Gov.-elect Jay Nixon chooses a former health care executive to lead the Department of Social Services. Nixon said Tuesday that he will appoint Ronald Levy to direct the agency that oversees Missouri’s Medicaid, juvenile justice, foster care and public aid programs.
Wyandotte County Sheriff Leroy Green Jr. says he’s deeply saddened that his 35-year-old son is charged with child sex crimes.
A man and woman are facing drug charges after two children stumbled across a working methamphetamine lab in a wooded area near a Missouri apartment complex.
A Jennings man allegedly stole a tractor-trailer, then climbed on top of it to break into a convenience store from the roof.
Prosecutors are considering upgrades to charges against four men in an assault during a home robbery that has now claimed the life of a southeast Missouri man.
A St. Louis-based conservation group is suing over a development in the floodplain in St. Peters. The Great Rivers Habitat Alliance has fought against the construction of the Premier 370 Business Park since it was proposed in 2000.
The St. Louis County and St. Charles County executives are challenging a state law designed to boost pay for sheriff deputies. Lawmakers added a $10 fee that sheriffs can charge for serving subpoenas and other court documents. The money is deposited in a state fund to boost deputy salaries.
Two colleagues from the state’s Western District Court of Appeals in Kansas City have been named to key posts in Chris Koster’s attorney general office. Joseph Dandurand was picked to be the deputy attorney general, and Ron Holliger will be the office’s general counsel.
Authorities identified a Webb City man who died while skydiving in southwest Missouri. The Lawrence County Sheriff’s Department says 37-year-old Larry V. Miller was killed in Sunday’s skydiving accident.
Weekend storms brought up to 2 inches of rain through much of Missouri. Combined with snow melt, that’s causing minor flooding along some rivers, including the Mississippi. No significant damage is reported or expected.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 12 people died on Missouri roads during the four-day Christmas holiday.
A Roman Catholic women’s order that has been in eastern Kansas for 113 years plans to leave next year and merge with another Ursuline order in Kentucky. The Ursuline sisters plan to sell their grand convent in Paola — a local landmark — and begin moving in May.
Candidates for area House, Senate seats raised and spent more than ever
Missourians competing for public works contracts can actually benefit from high unemployment rates, thanks to a 1993 law that restricts who can be hired for public construction projects during times of high unemployment.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reviewed more than 1,000 pages of FBI documents on Thomas Eagleton and reported it found no direct evidence countering the FBI's denials that it had gathered information on the Missouri senator's treatment or leaked information about it.
Flood warnings were posted Sunday over sections of Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and northwest Ohio, the National Weather Service said.
State Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, has proposed a bill to make it more beneficial for health care providers to see Medicaid recipients.
Graham, who sculpted Kansas City's 18-foot monument to jazz great Charlie Parker, died Saturday in Santa Monica, Calif.