The wind industry, which produces about 1 percent of the nation’s energy, has gained considerable purchase in the U.S, growing by 45 percent last year. But now come claims that industrial windmills cause what one researcher calls “wind turbine syndrome,” a range of symptoms that include headaches, anxiety, sleep problems and dizziness in some people who live close by.
The Shawn Hornbeck Foundation has been dissolved by the state because of paperwork problems, but its members continue to pursue their mission of finding missing children.
The Saint Louis Zoo has five new tiger cubs born late last month. The critically endangered Amur tigers — two males and three females — were born April 28 and are with their mother, Kalista, in an off-display indoor maternity den.
Gov. Matt Blunt was traveling throughout the state Wednesday to sign legislation that helps police track people who plunder copper and aluminum and sell to it scrap metal dealers.
A sharp fee increase for state vehicle and driver’s license records appears to have been set to pay for the cost of a new computer system — a justification not allowed under Missouri’s open-records law.
The opening of Johnson’s Shut-Ins State Park in southeast Missouri is being delayed because of severe winter weather and more recent flooding.
A pair of proposals allowing local school districts to more easily rid Missouri classrooms of teachers who sexually abuse their students failed to win approval in the recently concluded legislative session.
Missouri is set to become the seventh state to join an interstate education compact for military children.
A federal judge on Monday disqualified a group of Missouri lawyers, including a former high-ranking prosecutor, from working on a case against State Farm Insurance Cos. over its handling of policyholder claims after Hurricane Katrina.
Federal commodity regulators are investigating whether the farmer-owned dairy cooperative that controls about a third of the nation’s milk supply engaged in a price manipulation scheme, a spokeswoman for the group said Monday.
Plans for government security systems, state buildings and terrorist attack responses will continue to be closed records in Missouri.
Missouri emergency management officials say they’re better prepared for a major earthquake, thanks in part to last month’s 5.2 quake in southern Illinois.
Tyrone Turner’s most important piece of advice for homeowners facing foreclosure is to bargain hard with the bank, and to remember that losing their home isn’t the only option if they fall behind on loan payments.
Republican gubernatorial candidates Sarah Steelman and Kenny Hulshof each called for new abortion restrictions Monday after lawmakers failed to pass a bill making it illegal to coerce a woman to have an abortion.
Two lame ducks — Gov. Matt Blunt and House Speaker Rod Jetton — resulted in a Republican split in the House and little action on issues, especially Blunt's plan to provide government-subsidized health insurance to as many as 200,000 lower-income Missourians
The Missouri General Assembly passed 70 bills on to the governor.
According to the bill’s provisions, however, the student curator’s power to vote would be contingent on Missouri losing a congressional district after the 2010 census.
The Senate approved a broad bill Thursday that adds penalties and restrictions on illegal immigrants but also includes provisions opposed by House leaders that affect businesses.
The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in April on a Louisiana law allowing the death penalty for child rapists. But the court has not yet ruled.
But it has a provision House leaders don’t like.