The ability to change the governor's annual budget proposal before it hits the legislature has given the House budget chair a strong role in Missouri's budget process.
Department of Agriculture officials are calling Cathy Gieseker the "Madoff of the Midwest." State officials claim that Gieseker ran a pyramid scheme offering up to 30 percent higher prices on crops before the scheme fell through. At least 140 farmers claim they have been taken advantage of by Gieseker and losses could total over $15 million.
The baby Coquerel's sifaka is at the St. Louis Zoo's Primate House.
Sixty-year-old Shirley Harless died in a head-on collision on U.S. 69. The other vehicle was drive by Lucas Bates, 28, of Lawson.
Kansas City is the first stop of 28 for the Women of Faith tour. Since it began in 1996, 4 million women have attended. Women of Faith is scheduled to be in St. Louis June 26-27.
The defense of a 16-year-old boy accused of firing a rifle inside a Joplin middle school have asked for a second evaluation of the boy's mental health. A judge-appointed mental health professional has already found the boy not competent to stand trial as an adult.
Bobby Joe Stogsdill was arrested Thursday after a sting in Miami, Okla. Amber G. Barr died Sunday in a Joplin hospital, reportedly of serious dehydration.
Heather Sheree Balven, 31, was pregnant with her second child. The crossing has no lights or gates to warn of trains.
Hannibal Christian Academy will operate on the site of the St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, which closed in 2002 amid accusations of sexual abuse by an instructor.
Rather than adopting a bill aimed at job creation that Gov. Nixon had requested, legislators this week introduced a substitute bill that would phase out certain tax credits pending legislative review.
In a nearly unanimous vote, Missouri senators on Thursday gave approval to a bill that would make private jails subject to state regulation.
The bill would give motorcylists who run red lights after waiting an "unreasonable" amount of time a defense if pulled over by police officers. Proponents say many motorcycles are not large enough to activate traffic lights sensors, leading to backups in left-turn lanes.
About three-quarters of Missourians receiving jobless benefits — or about 100,000 — receive payments through MasterCard debit cards while others use alternatives such as direct deposits into their bank accounts.
The trial for the former Republican House member from Frontenac will begin Thursday.
The man charged with shooting Rev. Fred Winters of Maryville, Ill., has been released from the hospital.
Loren Ryan, 20, lost control of his motorcycle while being pursued by state trooper.
Police took an 18-year-old man in custody.
Man serving five-year sentence says hazing resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder.
Items used to make meth and heroin were found in the police bust, in which two other people were arrested.
A Kansas man serving a five-year sentence for a fatal hit-and-run says he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder after fraternity hazing at a Lousiana university. He filed a federal lawsuit earlier this month against the fraternity, saying that his disorder affects his decisions.