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Springfield man charged with killing his mother

A 23-year-old man was arrested Tuesday and charged with second-degree murder in the death of his mother. Her body was found at least three days after she was beaten to death.

UPDATE: St. Louis philanthropist's body found in Missouri River

I.E. Millstone's body was found Tuesday morning in the Missouri River, more than two weeks after a witness saw an elderly man jump from the Daniel Boone Bridge.

Nixon appoints two to Missouri agencies

Jack Magruder has been appointed to the Missouri Higher Loan Authority and Timothy Joyce has been appointed to the Missouri Housing Development Commission.

House GOP opposing new line of credit for IMF; bill includes Boeing cargo planes

House Republicans are set to oppose a $98.8 billion war-funding bill that includes money for eight cargo planes, a top priority of the Boeing Co.

Records show Gov. Jay Nixon bills other departments for flights

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has been charging the cost of his airplane travel to other government agencies during a time when he has been urging departments to hold down their own expenses because of slumping state tax revenues. Nixon defends his billing of other departments because he is highlighting issues they handle.

Recount wanted in Kansas City mayor recall effort

An attempt to throw out Mayor Mark Funkhouser has stalled because of a failed petition drive for a recall election, which election authorities determined was 129 short of the required signatures.

Body found in Missouri River identified as missing philanthropist

Police have identified the body of a man found in the Missouri River as that of I.E. Millstone, a 102-year-old builder and philanthropist.

Storm batters St. Louis hotel

A thunderstorm ravaged the Renaissance St. Louis Hotel, but no injuries were reported. Guests were moved to other hotels.

Petitioners seek signature recount on Kansas City mayor recall effort

A petition to recall Mayor Mark Funkhouser was 129 signatures short of a needed 16,950. No process for a recount is included in the city charter, so it is unclear how a recount would be launched.

$2 million in loans now available to Missouri small businesses

Owners of Missouri small businesses with five or fewer employees are eligible for between $2,500 and $25,000.

Committee to probe study suggesting link between militia members, politicians

Many Republicans objected earlier this year to the report, which says militia members tend to back such presidential candidates as Republican Congressman Ron Paul of Texas.

Probe of bartender's death in St. Louis widens

A St. Louis bartender died after being shot during a robbery Monday at Maggie O'Brien's. Police are investigating whether another man who was shot and killed a short time later was involved in the robbery.

Jackson County prosecutor announces new cold case unit

The program, which is being funded by a grant from the National Institute of Justice, would evaluate cases using DNA technology. About 1,500 cases have been set aside to be looked at in Jackson County.

Jefferson City man admits to trying to defraud Medicaid

The 29-year-old signed log sheets stating that he had worked when he was actually in jail for other charges, acting U.S. Attorney Michael Reap said.

ANALYSIS: Missouri lawmakers criticize transportation director

Missouri lawmakers and the transportation department are at odds, with both sides claiming the other is stepping into its sphere of power. The debate focuses on bills considered during the 2009 legislative session about seat belts and motorcycle helmets.

GM plants in Missouri and Kansas evade closure

General Motors declared bankruptcy Monday, but the company will not close plants in Kansas City, Kan., and Wentzville.

Despite getting HIV injection as infant, teen to graduate

Brryan Jackson has survived his father's attempt on his life to become a spokesman and leader for young people with AIDS. "It took a lot of hope and faith in God to get this far," the St. Charles County teen says. "But I feel my life is blessed."

Report: Black drivers stopped at greater rates than others in Missouri

The Missouri state conference of the NAACP plans to meet Saturday to discuss its response to the attorney general's report.

St. Louis congressman speaks on behalf of condemned inmate

Congressman William Lacy Clay, along with several others, pleaded with the Missouri attorney general on Monday to review the murder case of condemed prisoner Reggie Clemons.

Missouri congressman to speak on behalf of condemned inmate

Time is passing quickly for Reggie Clemons, convicted for the 1991 murders in St. Louis of two young sisters. He is scheduled to die by injection in about two weeks.