The father of a 2-year-old who died in a weekend ATV crash said he looked down to check a text message while the boy somehow pushed the throttle, prompting the dad to fall off the vehicle before the toddler sustained fatal injuries.
Police say a St. Louis woman is jailed after suspected marijuana was found in her shoe while she was visiting an inmate at a state prison in south-central Missouri.
The unemployment fund could be insolvent by the end of the year. But the state can borrow from the federal government.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is poised to begin its largest building campaign in state history to repair 802 of Missouri's worst-rated bridges.
Former Gov. Bob Holden, as well as Republican legislators, say communication and compromise will be key to Jay Nixon's success as governor.
Jay Nixon wants to launch his Show Me Jobs initiative. Problem is, it would tap the same source of funds as Matt Blunt's DREAM program for downtown revitalization. Can both programs survive?
A new federal database rating facilities on health inspections, staffing levels and quality of care.
AmerenUE put in the 900-foot-wide net to keep the fish out of the turbines.
He was arrested, authorities said, after he made a threat to a flight attendant who asked him to close his laptop computer before takeoff.
She died Friday at Kansas City Hospice House in Kansas City of pancreatic cancer. She had been appointed to the Board of Curators by Gov. Mel Carnahan in 1999 and served as president in 2005. Mrs. James was active in many organizations.
Like Matt Blunt, both are opponents of the state's "nonpartisan" method of appointing some judges.
They can't get the insurance they're now required to have by the state.
Prosecutors say Maurice J. Robinson was charged for causing the death of 45-year-old Linnie Andrews by striking him on the head with a pistol and stomping his head.
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.