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.
Missouri stem cell research critics have resurrected a lawsuit to block $21 million from going to life sciences research. The amended suit questions whether there is legal authority to disburse the research grants.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday that new data show St. Louis with a dropout rate of 22 percent. Kansas City's 28 percent dropout rate is even worse. Missouri education leaders say they're worried about the state's two urban districts.
An Independence man pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the November 2007 hit-run death of a 17-year-old bicyclist, resisting arrest and two counts of leaving the scene of an accident .
After voters on Nov. 4 turned down a tax increase for Metro, St. Louis' mass transit agency is developing a plan to make significant cuts in bus routes.
The Missouri Alliance to Curb Problem Gambling, a state oversight panel for problem gambling, named to its panel Deborah A. Neal, a former municipal court judge in Kansas City who was convicted in a fraud scheme related to her gambling habit.
Investigators think Washington University student Elizabeth Barry died of natural causes as there are no apparent signs of foul play.
The fire broke out Monday morning at a two-story house in Desloge. James Medcalf was at a day care next door when he saw the flames.
The Better Business Bureau says the Shawn Hornbeck Foundation has not provided an audit of its financial records or filed some IRS reports months after it promised to do so.
A series of letters containing suspicious powder have been received in governor's offices across the country. Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska was the most recent recipient Tuesday.
Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff John Harris were arresed Tuesday in Chicago on suspicion of corruption. A federal law enforcement offical said that the charges stem from the selection process of a successor to President-elect Obama's Senate seat.
To save $900,000 in maintenance and electricity costs, the airport opted to close the 12-gate section of the airport on Monday.
The former chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder admitted to using an online dating service despite a ban on personal Internet use following his pornography conviction.
Letters sent by the man convicted of killing and beheading the 3-year-old girl known for years as "Precious Doe" reveal him trying to convince his wife to reject plea agreements and change her story.
The company, which owns the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times and the Chicago Cubs has $13 billion in debt.
Eric Feltner, the former chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, violated a probation condition that prohibited him from personal Internet use.
Due to reduced demand for its products, the Holcim cement plant, located about 50 miles south of St. Louis, will close next year and leave 180 people without work.
A couple driving around Kansas City looking at Christmas lights originally thought the glow coming from a particular house was holiday decorations. When they realized the house was actually on fire, the man jumped out and helped the family — trapped inside the house — to safety.
Parents can pay Anchor Communications in St. Charles to have Santa send text messages to their children that say things like "Ur on the good list."
It's been a year since the state Supreme Court heard arguments on the constitutionality of a law that would make it harder for workers to get compensation benefits.