There is no incumbent in Missouri’s gubernatorial race. But that’s hard to tell from the way the Republican primary is shaping up.
The state unemployment rate charged upward last month, reaching its highest point in more than three years. Missouri’s unemployment rate also hit 6 percent in January 2005 and July 2004.
The Kansas Supreme Court says juvenile offenders have a constitutional right to a jury trial. In its 6-1 ruling Friday, the court said legislators have changed the juvenile system to make it more like the adult system.
Inland levees protecting Elsberry and eastern Winfield were still holding strong this morning and would likely hold back floodwaters during the river’s crest, said Andy Binder, spokesman for Lincoln County Emergency Management.
A Missouri health department veterinarian says the mosquito species most likely to breed in the floodwaters are “nuisance” species that leave welts and itchy bites, but they cannot spread the West Nile virus.
Mark Twain’s hometown relies heavily on the annual influx of tourists. However, flood perceptions are driving would-be visitors far from their vacation plans.
The Missouri senator and other lawmakers have been blunt about opposing the sale of the St. Louis icon.
Clarksvill is expecting volunteers from New Orleans to help prepare for flooding. Clarksville lies north of St. Louis, where the Mississippi is expected to crest at record levels.
The male calf was born Saturday at the zoo and stands more than 6 feet tall and weighs 143 pounds. Zoo visitors can see him with his mother.
The new license plates feature a bluebird and the “Show-Me State” nickname spelled without the hyphen. The state says it won’t fix this grammatical mistake.
Lori Drew was charged with a federal crime because no applicable state law existed.
Flooding is endangering many Missouri river towns and help is needed to reinforce levees.
Officials predict crest levels are expected to exceed those set by the Great Flood of 1993, which some levees may not withstand.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is asking President Bush to expedite a disaster declaration to help Missouri deal with record flooding along the Mississippi River.
Communities along the Mississippi River in northeast Missouri are taking steps to deter water levels that continue to rise and to avoid flooding. Some have decided to evacuate.
The two cases concern priests from St. Elizabeth Parish in the 1970s.
It takes him two "green-broke" horses and four hours to travel 13 miles.
Firefighters performed the rescues Friday after nearly nearly 4 inches of rain fell on the city.
The lieutenant governor called in the National Guard on Saturday. He says more volunteers are needed in Hannibal, Canton and Alexandria to prepare sandbags as the threat of floods looms.
Friday was the deadline for her to raise enough money to repay the money she lent her failed campaign for governor. Friday was also the day that personal financial disclosure reports were released on McCaskill, Bond and their colleagues.