A group that represents survivors of clergy sex abuse called on the dioceses of Kansas City and Kansas City, Kan., to post online the names of religious leaders credibly accused of abuse. Some dioceses already are.
The New Madrid Seismic Zone has a 25 percent to 40 percent chance of a magnitude 6.0 earthquake or larger within 50 years, experts say. A quake that big could liquify ground, and St. Louis and Memphis could be wrecked.
Outgoing Missouri Sen. Clare McCaskill let it rip in her final floor speech, saying the Senate ‘just doesn’t work as well as it used to,’ plagued by polarization and fear of casting politically difficult votes.
Ken Allen stole a Gay-Straight Alliance poster from Smithton Middle School in Columbia, Missouri, in a “fit of rage” because he says the club shouldn’t be allowed. The school board declined to press charges.
With a deadline to sign up looming, Affordable Care Act enrollment is down in Kansas and Missouri despite a new analysis that says thousands of people in both states are eligible for free Obamacare plans.
The Missouri Republican Party is demanding that the attorney leading Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s investigation into Attorney General Josh Hawley recuse herself because of donations to Democratic candidates.
Jarek Crowder, 24, of Ballwin, Missouri, was arrested and faces theft and child endangerment charges. Manchester police say he was caught shoplifting vodka from a grocery store while his baby was home alone.
Police in Pagedale, Mo., are encouraging gun owners (especially parents) to lock their guns up after a 2-year old found a gun in a backpack in his parents’ room and shot himself and his 7-year-old brother.
The City of Ozark in Missouri is working through legalities of a large cross that gets lit up as part of a Christmas holiday display after a complaint from the Freedom From Religion Foundation. It is still lit.
A Missouri Marine veteran was found not guilty of fraud for his work in the cleanup after the 2011 Joplin tornado. Raul Gonzales, of Neosho, lost his business and reputation, but maintained his innocence.
The Valley Oaks Steak Co. had applied for a permit to grow its operations from fewer than 999 beef cattle on site to as many as 6,999. On Dec. 10, Missouri Clean Water Commission rejected the proposed plan.