An effort by a transgender student to use the girls bathroom has split Hillsboro High School, with some of her peers walking out in protest and others holding a counter demonstration to show their support. Lila Perry said she wants to be treated like other female students.
A man sentenced to life without parole on a marijuana-related charge was freed Tuesday from a Missouri prison after being behind bars for more than two decades — a period in which the nation's attitudes toward pot steadily softened.
Families alleged that Hedrick Medical Center for years failed to notify deceased patients’ relatives about suspicions expressed by some hospital employees during a rash of deaths in 2002. But citing the state’s three-year statute of limitations on wrongful-death suits, the court shielded the hospital from civil liability and blocked one avenue to settling the mystery. Relatives and some lawyers are frustrated.
Missouri's legislative budget leaders said they oppose spending taxpayer money on a new St. Louis football stadium, casting serious doubts on whether supporters can cobble together enough money for the facility before an approaching NFL vote on whether to relocate the Rams.
Most of Missouri’s potential Republican candidates for governor expressed opposition Thursday to raising taxes for transportation funding, as they gathered under the same tent with other politicians to shake hands with voters at the Missouri State Fair.
The police chief on Thursday unapologetically defended the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old who was killed by two white officers in a confrontation that drew protesters and unrest back to the streets.
The police response to unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, last summer offers lessons in how not to handle mass demonstrations, according to a Justice Department report that warns such problems could happen in other places roiled by mistrust between law enforcement and the community.
One of two Missouri men charged with killing a southwest Florida doctor was sentenced Wednesday for a probation violation that investigators allege put him in the same county where the physician was killed — more than 1,100 miles from his eastern Missouri home — a day before her body was found.
The only resident registered to vote in a downtown business district in central Missouri said she would have voted against a proposed sales tax increase if officials had allowed the election to go forward.