Dorothy Lee, a native of Bonne Terre, gathers gifts for those who might otherwise not receive any holiday presents. Last year, she provided gifts for 870 people; this year, it has been more difficult to get donations.
The proposed ordinance would fine goose-feeders a maximum of $500 and a jail sentence of up to six months.
Cole County Judge Patricia Joyce revised her August ruling to lower the original 15-mile buffer zone to a 2-mile zone.
Nixon announced Thursday that he will host a potluck dinner from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Jan 12, immediately after he is sworn in as governor.
Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has already settled with former aide Ruth Bates for $30,000, but Bates is reporterly demanding a bigger settlement.
Nixon's gubernatorial transition team sent a letter dated Tuesday to about 600 employees whose jbos are not covered by the state merit system. The letter directs employees to Internet site to re-apply and asks them to describe their current job duties, their qulifications and "the importance of your current position to the mission of your agency."
The judge had previously ruled that concentrated animal feeding sites couldn't breach a two-mile perimeter around Arrow Rock; the new perimeter is 15 feet.
Five Missouri casinos took in less money in November than they did a year earlier, according to figures released by the Gaming Commission. But five others had higher revenue.
The Missouri Department of Transportation is rebuilding an 8-mile stretch of I-64 over the next two years, which will cost about $535 million.
A spokesman for the Governor-elect said Nixon is looking for ways to consolidate and make the state more efficient.
The Gaming Commission said revenue is down at some Missouri casinos, but that the industry is still doing well.
Joe Miller said his unethical actions stemmed from instructions given to him by the mayor concerning a document about a former parks board member and from his work on a fall light-rail tax campaign.
After shooting a woman with BBs from an Airsoft gun in a dorm courtyard, the Kansas freshman forward agreed to 20 hours of community service and will not have to appear in court Friday.
A St. Louis officer being investigated in a child pornography case jumped out of a police car, ran away and killed himself, authorities said.
Powerball is moving its televised drawings to Florida, with the first drawing on Jan. 7. It will feature new odds, a bigger jackpot and a new host.
The taxpayer bill has hit $1 million for the legal battles over Blunt's e-mails and the firing of a governor's office attorney.
Missouri Roundtable for life has filed a lawsuit similar to one dismissed by Cole County Judge Richard Callahan in November. The suit seeks to block $21 millon in life science research funding.
A judge has blocked efforts to take the sworn testimony of Gov. Matt Blunt in an investigation into his office’s e-mail practices.
About 90 people testified in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday. Some asked for additional funding during this time of national recession and others asked that the expected cuts not affect their program.
Missouri's female offender population has risen by 150 percent over the last decade and the Vandalia women's prison has struggled to hold all of the offenders.