Dan Thornton, of El Dorado, claimed that his three businesses had been targeted for arson because he is gay. Investigators, however, determined that Thornton caused the fires to collect the insurance money.
After a four-hour deliberation, jurors found the former representative not guilty of forcing a then-14-year-old girl to touch him inappropriately.
Manuel Cazares, 32, is accused of the Feb. 28 deaths of two people who were stabbed in the Mississippi River community of 17,000.
The Toys for Tots Literacy Program honored Alferd Williams' dedication to learning to read by creating an award in his honor.
A Newton County circuit judge approved the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services' motion to be removed from wrongful death lawsuits filed on behalf of victims of a November 2006 fire at the Anderson Guest House and their families.
In Friday's deal, Eiken Elam Saimon received three life sentences without parole, plus four 30-year sentences for the assaults and two seven-year sentences for sex offenses.
Attendance was at 85 percent on Friday, significantly lower than average. School is expected to reopen Monday.
Two former employees have been charged with defrauding a Clayton-based company of $300,000.
After surviving the sale of Anheuser-Busch to InBev last year, the restaurant in south St. Louis has fallen to a struggling economy.
Kansas City funeral directors organized the cremation and burial of a man thought not have any family until his widow showed up at the services.
The Missouri Police Chiefs Association announced Wednesday that it supports red light cameras. The announcement came almost a week after the St. Louis Police Officers Association said it opposes the cameras.
A Kansas City man is accused of shooting his 26-year-old daughter after she dumped his bottle of gin out on St. Patrick's Day. The woman's injuries are not life threatening.
The Missouri transportation commissioners approved an $833 million plan for improving roads, bridges and other modes of transportation with federal economic stimulus money.
A jury found 28-year-old Jacob Boles innocent of both counts of second-degree statutory sodomy.
Crystal City restaurant Jade Gardens caught on fire Thursday; the investigation is ongoing.
A Missouri kindergarten teacher is charged with having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old student working as a tutor in her class.
A mother and son have been charged with arson in connection with a fire that gutted a tobacco store, pizza shop, video store and an empty building at a strip mall in Stockton.
With the Senate's approval, a graduate of MU's law school will fill the State Board of Education's vacancy.
The scholarly publication had its best sales year in 2008 but still has a budget deficit.
An increasing number of states are considering getting rid of the death penalty as a series of recent surveys have revealed that it is cheaper to imprison killers for life than to execute them.