A new report released Tuesday examining the fire and wall collapse that left two Kansas City firefighters dead faults, in part, the Kansas City Fire Department’s culture of aggressive fire suppression for the deaths of John Mesh and Larry Leggio in October.
Kalee Chandler had just finished her barrel racing run Saturday when her horse went down. The girl was rushed to a hospital and died Monday of her injuries. The Butler, Mo., community is mourning a girl “who always had a smile on her face.”
Bone cancer at age 9 led dancer Gabi Shull of Warrensburg to have rare rotationplasty surgery, turning her leg backward. A video of Gabi, now 15, dancing en pointe with a prosthetic has been seen 27 million times. “A lot of people tell me I’m an inspiration. … I don’t see it yet,” she said.
Tammy Niederhelman’s son died in the Joplin tornado at age 12. He would have graduated with the Class of 2016, and his mom wanted to have an empty seat in his honor at the graduation, but the school declined the request. Niederhelman went to the graduation, and later in the day receive support from residents, including a class ring and shadow box with cap and gown in it.
Meramec Caverns, a popular Missouri attraction that draws thousands of visitors each year, will remain closed through the Memorial Day weekend because of potentially harmful vapors discovered late last year.
A Missouri father was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in the death of his 8-month-old son — a shooting an investigator says happened after the man threatened his wife who told him during a car ride she wanted a divorce.
A Missouri woman already accused of embezzling more than $300,000 from engineering firm Black & Veatch stole $1.2 million during an earlier job at Garmin International, a new federal indictment alleges.
Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri announced plans Wednesday to merge with the abortion provider's central Oklahoma affiliate in July and open a new Oklahoma City clinic, even as political leaders in the three states seek to cut off Medicaid funding.
A state audit released Wednesday cites "serious mismanagement" by the former superintendent of the Fox School District in suburban St. Louis, alleging she spent nearly $100,000 on questionable expenses with little oversight from the school board.
The mayor of the small eastern Missouri town of Old Monroe has pleading guilty to felony charges for causing a drunk-driving crash last summer, a plea that required him to give up his elected position.
Former Missouri Student Association President Payton Head was among the estimated 800 people who attended the premiere of Spike Lee's "2 Fists Up: We Gon Be Alright," an ESPN Films documentary that examines the racial protests that engulfed the University Missouri in November.
Former Missouri Student Association president reacts to Spike Lee's documentary '2 Fists Up'
Haunted Castle house in Brumley, Mo.
Video surfaces of Missouri professor cursing at cops