A 19-year-old is charged with with burglary and arson after St. Mary's Catholic Church was destroyed in a fire in February.
The man's sentence was reduced because he was not found to be a prior offender before the trial, and thus he could not be sentenced as one.
He and his wife are two of the people accused of stealing from the city.
Gov. Jay Nixon is proposing an expansion of Medicaid on Monday, but the GOP-led House Budget Committee begins debates on a spending plan not including the governor's expansion.
Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, a Democrat, said she was not familiar with the details of the federal stimulus law but that action needed to be taken.
Police have labeled the father of a 4-year-old Kansas City girl, missing since Friday, a 'person of interest' in the child's mother's death.
An Oklahoma woman, who was admitted into intensive care for dehydration, claims she was held hostage.
Larry Covington, a former superintendent of streets, now faces a charge of felony stealing, in addition to an earlier charge of stealing by deceit.
The Missouri Army National Guard is retiring its last flying UH-1 helicopter. The chopper was built in 1974 and has spent its entire service with the Missouri Guard.
The Windor Board of Education unanimously voted this week to place Superintendent Rudy Duran on immediate paid leave.
Two foals, Cooper and Rachel, were born at the branch of the Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale farm located near Boonville. Cooper was named after Cooper County.
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson is renewing a bill to allow U.S.-licensed pharmacies and wholesalers to import FDA-approved medications from Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan.
Some residents of Vandalia say they plan to file a formal complaint with the city, alleging that police are shooting their pet dogs without provocation. Vandalia's police chief said he stands behind his officers and that citizens need to be more responsible.
St. Louis firefighters rescued a 46-year-old man after he fell through a manhole sewer after the firefighters had practiced a similar drill Thursday morning.
About 90 people gathered at the Capitol on Wednesday to advocate for increased funding for brain-injury services. March has been designated Brain Injury Awareness Month by the Brain Injury Association of America.
The bill would require women to be informed of abortion alternatives and make the act of coercing a woman to have an abortion a crime.
The bill, prompted by a mother of octuplets in California, would require that physicians in Missouri implant no more embryos into a woman than is recommended by the American Society for Reproductive Medicine's guidelines.
Dylan Graber, a 10-year-old Missouri boy, asked a Missouri House committee to name the Missouri River as the state'a official waterway. Lawmakers, though, have become increasingly reluctant to create new state symbols.
Experts had projected a smaller drop of about 20,000 jobless claims from Feb. 14 to Feb. 21. Instead, 639,000 requests were filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending Feb. 21, down 31,000 from Feb. 14. However, Missouri had the nation's third highest increase in jobless claims for the week.
Missouri senators discussed the need for horse slaughterhouses on Thursday and touched on factors such as the suffering of the horse, current horse exportation to Mexico for slaughter and the the popularity of horse meat.