The Bush administration wants federal agencies to decide for themselves whether highways, dams, mines and other construction projects might harm endangered animals and plants. New regulations, which don’t require the approval of Congress, would reduce the mandatory, independent reviews government scientists have been performing for 35 years, according to a draft obtained by The Associated Press.
Schools will have to examine cost-cutting policies, including reducing portion sizes and providing seasonal produce.
A 46-year-old man is dead of suffocation after getting lodged between a boat motor and its tow bar at Lake of the Ozarks.
A Hannibal man is dead after reportedly trying to stop two men from attacking awoman, and his alleged assailants face charges of second-degree murder.
The Barry County Sheriff says a Kansas City-area man is dead after his single-engine plane crashed in southwestern Missouri.
Jury selection begins in the trial of a man accused in the ambush killing of a rural Warren County grandfather.
Technically, there is no “challenger” in Missouri’s open governor’s race. But Republican Rep. Kenny Hulshof has a big challenge in his gubernatorial campaign.
Criminal proceedings in the case of Thomas H. White, 15, have been suspended indefinitely.
Tracy McClard has signed on with an effort to keep teen offenders out of adult prisons, a crusade that is getting a political test as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee works on a bill reauthorizing federal juvenile justice programs.
Witnesses who called 911 after the crash of a Missouri-bound chartered bus that killed at least 16 people described a chaotic scene, telling emergency workers of bloody passengers crushed beneath the smoking wreckage, according to calls released Saturday by police.
Rachelle Morris, 25, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her ex-husband, a former Republic alderman.
Charles "Cookie" Thornton fatally shot 5 people at Kirkwood City Hall in February, but Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said his investigation said his investigation found that Thornton wanted to kill the entire City Council and other officials.
The tire that blew on a charter bus that crashed on Friday had been refitted with a new tread, which is a violation of safety standards. Fifteen people died in the crash and dozens more were injured.
The charter bus was said to be operating illegally. It was carrying a Vietnamese-American Catholic group to Carthage for the Marian Days pilgrimage.
The St. Louis County prosecutor says evidence shows Charles "Cookie" Thornton wanted to kill more people before being shot.
One of the victims was air lifted to a Columbia hospital.
The engineering report blamed the workmanship of the National Park Service and outside contractors.
The project was authorized by lawmakers a year ago and has yet to begin because of a tight credit market and delays in negotiating a contract.
A man opened fire outside the Tool Shed, wounding three people before bystanders took the guns away.
St. John's Mercy Medical Center says the two boys and two girls born to Chris and Jill Schwartz on Friday are doing well.