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Caller told 911 operator of people ‘screaming for help’ after bus crash

Witnesses who called 911 after the crash of a Missouri-bound chartered bus that killed at least 16 people described a chaotic scene, telling emergency workers of bloody passengers crushed beneath the smoking wreckage, according to calls released Saturday by police.

Woman bought gun hours before shooting her ex, documents show

Rachelle Morris, 25, is charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the death of her ex-husband, a former Republic alderman.

UPDATE: Prosecutor says Kirkwood shooter intended to kill more people

Charles "Cookie" Thornton fatally shot 5 people at Kirkwood City Hall in February, but Prosecutor Robert McCulloch said his investigation said his investigation found that Thornton wanted to kill the entire City Council and other officials.

UPDATE: Blown tire on bus was a retread

The tire that blew on a charter bus that crashed on Friday had been refitted with a new tread, which is a violation of safety standards. Fifteen people died in the crash and dozens more were injured.

UPDATE: Missouri-bound bus crashes in Texas; 14 die

The charter bus was said to be operating illegally. It was carrying a Vietnamese-American Catholic group to Carthage for the Marian Days pilgrimage.

According to prosecutor, Kirkwood shooter could have claimed more lives

The St. Louis County prosecutor says evidence shows Charles "Cookie" Thornton wanted to kill more people before being shot.

Five men stabbed in Moberly

One of the victims was air lifted to a Columbia hospital.

A series of problems caused snapping of Arch tram cable

The engineering report blamed the workmanship of the National Park Service and outside contractors.

Economy making it difficult for Mo. to get started on massive bridge project

The project was authorized by lawmakers a year ago and has yet to begin because of a tight credit market and delays in negotiating a contract.

Three wounded in Kansas City bar shooting

A man opened fire outside the Tool Shed, wounding three people before bystanders took the guns away.

Quadruplets born in suburban St. Louis

St. John's Mercy Medical Center says the two boys and two girls born to Chris and Jill Schwartz on Friday are doing well.

Arkansas man found in Boone County convicted in Branson stabbing

Terry Huey of Harrison, Ark., was found guilty Thursday of second-degree murder, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon.

Chuck Berry's former St. Louis home up for historic listing

The modest red-brick house was where Berry developed his distinctive guitar style and wrote such classics as "Maybelline" and "Johnny B. Goode."

World champion soybean grower spills beans on success

Missouri's Kip Cullers shows how extra seed, daily watering and a lot of chicken manure can make a big difference in yields.

Mo. Guardsman charged with kidnapping son

Police say 50-year-old Bruce Nations  took his 3-year-old son shortly after returning from duty in Iraq on July 20.

Mo. auditor’s son faces misdemeanor drug charges

The 19-year-old son of Susan Montee was arrested Wednesday morning. Police subsequently  found marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Missouri-bound bus crashes in Texas; 13 killed

The charter bus was carrying a Vietnamese Catholic group to Carthage for the Marian Days pilgrimage.

UPDATE: Missouri state auditor's son faces misdemeanor drug charges

Austin L. Montee was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Discrimination lawsuit thrown out by Mo. judge

The judge said the man failed to prove he was fired for not attending a topless show.

3 men plead guilty in gambling site case