The region's overall economic index crept up to 60.6, a three-year high. Survey organizers say any score about 50 suggests growth.
After an earlier lawsuit settlement, 44 of the 47 plaintiffs in that lawsuit filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit in Jackson County Court accusing the diocese of violating the settlement by doing such things as failing to report suspected abuse and withholding evidence of possible child pornography for months.
Dozens of similar suits have been filed by Catholic archdioceses, hospitals and groups nationwide.
Wedding reception interrupted when thief took off with wedding cards. But the groom took off after the thief, and police arrested the suspect and recovered the gift cards.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed a bill Tuesday that would prohibit Missouri from offering incentives to businesses that relocate from one of four Kansas counties to any of four Missouri counties in the Kansas City area.
Other members of the Honeybee Health Coalition include California almond growers, Ducks Unlimited, Monsanto and the United Soybean Board.
The high court ruled Monday that Illinois workers who provide home care to disabled people through the Medicaid program cannot be compelled to pay fees to unions.
Nixon said the law can only work if Kansas takes similar steps.
Worthington was convicted of first-degree murder, rape and first-degree burglary. He is now 43 years old.
Targeted Metrics' decision is expected to bring 535 jobs to the area in the next two years.
The state-owned college in central Missouri will officially change its name on Tuesday to State Technical College of Missouri.
The weather service said it received reports of possible tornadoes Sunday evening in Nodaway, Buchanan and Mercer counties.
Elected leaders in Fenton last week voted to oppose the merger, which supporters say would save money and end duplication of services in the city and county.
The Missouri Public Service Commission is considering whether to grant a certificate for the transmission lines to be built and operated. Public hearings are scheduled in all eight counties that the power lines would cross.
The university's Board of Regents approved the contract extension for John Jasinski on Thursday.
A Jefferson County cave home remains for sale as its owners hope for a higher purchase price than the $220,000 bid offered at a weekend auction.
The Normandy School District currently is unaccredited, meaning students have the right to transfer to other nearby schools at Normandy's expense under the terms of a 1993 state law. But that is about to change.
Two people have been charged with interfering with the police investigation into Christopher Cray's disappearance.
It took divers from the Lee's Summit underwater rescue team about two hours to find the victim in water 10 to 12 feet deep.
David Lee Mangum was scheduled to appear in court last Tuesday, but the hearing was moved to Aug. 5 while he remains behind bars without bond.