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Missouri to use stimulus money for jobs program

Vandal targets buses in De Soto-based district

Students in the Sunrise R-9 district won't have to attend school Tuesday after the headlights and tail lights were smashed out of 11 school buses.

Companies in line to take advantage of tax credits

The state will be able to offer an additional $30 million in tax credits once the governor signs the authorizing legislation.

ANALYSIS: Missouri governor gets mixed legislative results

One major economic issue passed the General Assembly, but Nixon's health care plan did not. Regardless, the governor said relationships built this year will be helpful in the future.

Sentencing delayed for Missouri woman in MySpace hoax

Lori Drew's sentencing has been rescheduled to July 2 so the judge can review testimony by prosecution witnesses.

Lobbyist's father crafts new Missouri Senate gavel

Tom Rhoads made the gavel in the garage of his Joplin home.

Missouri Supreme Court rejects execution delay

Missouri high court rejects stay of execution for Dennis  Skillicorn.

Army Corps begins 'spring pulse' on Missouri River

On Monday, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers started the "spring pulse" on the Missouri River. 

Prison ministers urge clemency for Skillicorn

Dennis Skillicorn is scheduled for execution at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday

Missouri Supreme Court hears school funding challenge

The high court is hearing claims that Missouri fails to provide enough money to public schools and that the state does not distribute funds fairly.

Suu Kyi, Missouri man face trial Monday in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi could be sentenced to five years in prison for being visited by John Yettaw in violation of her house arrest.

Mobile home fire in southwestern Missouri kills 5

The victims were two adults and three children: 3 years, 2 years and 7 or 8 months old.

'Sleeper cell' Republicans band together in Missouri Senate

A group of six conservative Missouri senators, known as the "Republican Sleeper Cell," has worked to defeat legislation that is aimed at government growth.

Thermal imagery equipment illegal in Missouri starting next year

The use of thermal imagery equipment while hunting will be banned starting in March 2010. The technology, which has been compared to night vision equipment or spotlights, allows hunters to see animals at night they otherwise wouldn't be able to see.

St. Louis-area builder, philanthropist I.E. Millstone missing

The 102-year-old Millstone disappeared Saturday, the same day a witness reported seeing an elderly man jump off a bridge and a car belonging to a caretaker was found neaby.

Awakened motorist hits officer with car, drives on

The police were still looking on Sunday afternoon for the man police shocked with a Taser after he drove into an officer.

Director of Airline History Museum resigns

Paul Sloan's salary was more than half of the museum's 2008 revenue.

History in the digging

Seniors at the McCluer North High School are staging an archaeological dig at the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant, home to one of the oldest settlements in Missouri. The students' findings will eventually go on display in a museum at the shrine.

Legislators attribute heightened partisanship to term limits

Some say the personal attacks, the unwillingness to compromise, the filibustering — all stem from lawmakers having to conduct their business in too little time.

Hopes for health care legislation end with session

Despite promises on both sides of the aisle to pass health care legislation, no bill passed in 2009.