A state audit shows Missouri has spent $376,000 flying commissioners to meetings across the state. A report released Monday by state Auditor Tom Schweich notes the state could have saved $294,000 reimbursing conservation and transportation commissioners for driving instead.
The Kansas City Royals’ annual FanFest begins Friday at Bartle Hall in the Kansas City Convention Center. The two-day event includes appearances by the players, autograph sessions and interactive activities. Find hours, ticket information here.
Suicide claims more lives in Missouri than homicides and DWI accidents combined, according to new data. Statistics released Thursday by the American Association of Suicidology show that Missouri had a suicide rate of 15.9 per 100,000 people in 2012.
A Springfield police officer is hospitalized after being shot. The suspect is still being sought. Police say the officer was responding to a “check person” call in north Springfield about 1:30 a.m. Monday when the suspect pulled a gun and shot the officer.
Special prosecutor Amanda Grellner acknowledged that she is reviewing the case after receiving new information. Four months ago, she declined to press charges against Missouri Highway Patrol trooper Anthony Piercy after a coroner’s inquest found Brandon Ellingson’s death in the Lake of the Ozarks to be an accident.
St. Louis police officers fatally shot a 19-year-old who was riding in a stolen car after he got out and refused to drop a gun with an extended magazine that could hold dozens of rounds, authorities said.
Several advocacy groups told Missouri legislators Tuesday that a proposal to restrict welfare benefits would make helping families out of poverty more difficult and would not give individuals enough time to overcome barriers to success.
The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that lower courts should take another look at an appeal from a Missouri man on death row for killing a woman and her two children 16 years ago. The justices said inmate Mark Christeson should get a chance to argue that his court-appointed attorneys were ineffective because they missed a 2005 deadline to appeal his conviction in federal court.
The bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau says he is “deeply concerned” about a decision from a Catholic-based hospital group to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of employees.
A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and perhaps even more on Boston, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago. It's also bad news for those planning to drive to Super Bowl parties.
Liesl Schoenberger Doty started playing the violin at age 2 and quickly established a reputation as Cape Girardeau's musical wunderkind. She's now an artist in a Grammy-nominated Boston orchestra, but still relishes her Midwestern roots.
State lawmakers from Missouri and Kansas are pushing similar bills that would restrict firearms for people with domestic violence or stalking restraining orders or convictions, but a pair of Missouri state representatives called the legislation a publicity stunt with no chance of passage.