Government executives often get praise when the economy thrives and get the blame when it doesn’t. But executives, in the form of presidents or governors, might not be deserving of either. All the same, Missouri’s gubernatorial candidates claim their ideas — their election to the office — would change things for the better.
The flooding that swept the area earlier this month has left homes in the area unlivable, pending repairs. Compounding the problem, is the fact that many living in the flood plain do not have flood insurance and will not be eligble for money that would help them repair and rebuild.
Congressman Kenny Hulshof's proposal for replacing Missouri's procedure for judicial appointments is being met with strong opposition from the Missouri Bar Association, a group that disagrees with the gubernatorial candidate's belief that the Court Plan has become "very partisan."
A Columbia man faces federal child pornography charges stemming from an arrest in May, after he allegedly drove to a Carthage hotel to meet someone he thought was a 13-year-old girl.
After a Joplin mosque's sign was set on fire early Thursday, the FBI has begun a hate crime investigation.
Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton had another two babies who died, but the ruling of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is being questioned by police who have decided to reopen the Aberdeen, S.D. case in light of Halliburton's arrest this week.
The pursuit began shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday when state troopers found the car on eastbound I-80 near Giltner, Neb. driving at speeds topping 100 mph.
The president is scheduled to appear at the dinner at Hunter Farms on Oct. 3. The invitation requests a donation of $10,000 to $25,000 per couple to attend a private reception and photo opportunity with Bush.
The lease is up for the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center at Washington University in St. Louis. The sanctuary has plans to move but has not yet done so.
On Friday, Kelvin Adams signed a three-year contract on Friday with St. Louis schools. He will be the district's eighth superintendent in five yeras, reflecting a national trend.
Authorities in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma are searching for a couple they say are scamming customers by promising mobile advertising that will be seen by thousands. What they deliver is a home flat-screen TV held onto the top of an old van with 2-by-4s, bolts and bungee cords.
Troopers said an 18-wheeler read-ended a stopped car in a work zone on U.S. 63 in southern Missouri. The impact sent the rig off the road and onto the workman, who was from Rolla.
A new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV poll of 800 likely Missouri voters conducted this week shows the race is about even, with McCain at 47 percent and Obama at 46 percent.
Danny Wayne Gladden, former Crawford County collector, was convicted of federal tax evasion. He could face five years in prison.
Lee's Summit police said 29-year-old Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton told them she smothered her son. Investigators said Halliburton previously had two infants whose deaths were ruled as sudden infant death syndrome.
Springfield's Missouri State University has seen a 1.3 percent increase in enrollment over last year.
A 12-year-old suburban St. Louis boy is in critical condition after collapsing on the field during football practice.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof says he supports the creation of regional child support enforcement units.
The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.