Then-chief of staff Ed Martin was seemingly at odds with his boss when he tried to encourage conservative groups to block the nomination of Judge Patricia Breckenridge. Such a use of state e-mails was not unique.
A summary of the major figures in this story.
The e-mails released show Scott Eckersley went from being praised by his bosses to banished from the office in a matter of weeks — just as he was raising red flags about their handling of e-mails.
Here is a timeline of events surrounding Scott Eckersley's firing. Ecklersley, a former legal cousel for Missouri Gov. Matt Blunt's office, had raised concerns about the office's handling of e-mails.
The former president of Allen Village Charter School in Kansas City was ordered to pay restitution for embezzling money from the school.
O'Fallon man arrested after being charged in a 78-year-old woman's death.
Police have released the name of a man who fatally shot his ex-girlfriend at a medical center near St. Louis before he was killed by officers.
James Adams, 23, of Overland Park, Kan., was crossing Belcher Branch Lake when his boat started taking on water.
Officials in Jackson, Clay and Platte counties say they will take the lead on a regional mass transit plan in wake of Kansas City's failed light-rail proposal.
Washington University is phasing out almost all of its sales of bottled water because of its costs to society in energy and expense.
Two Illinois brothers were charged Thursday in the shooting deaths of a waitress and cook at a Steak 'n Shake restaurant where the suspects had worked, authorities said.
President George W. Bush has declared a major disaster in Missouri and ordered federal aid for areas recovering from severe storms, flooding and a tornado in September.
St. Charles and Kansas City casinos will lay off as much as 6 percent of their work force.
A northwest Missouri man draws a 22-year sentence in federal prison for a loan scheme that defrauded investors around the country, including a church in Las Vegas.
Sen. Kit Bond is one of two Republican senators to back the Democrats' $25 billion bailout plan for the auto industry, which is being pushed by General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler.
Officials in the western Missouri town of Clinton have rescheduled a prayer breakfast to celebrate the reopening of an Elks Lodge that was the scene of a deadly collapse.
AmerenUE has teamed up with St. Louis University and created Quantum Weather, a network of 100 weather stations, mounted on existing utility poles, that record close to real-time feedback about storms, which helps utility crews respond more effectively.
Members of the Teamsters union have overwhelmingly approved modifications to their contract with Interstate Bakeries Corp., clearing the way for the maker of Twinkies and Wonder Bread to come out of bankruptcy no later than February.
The hospital will be cutting 160 jobs, 20 of which were cut last week.
The coroner will not say if the Taser shock was the direct cause of death