A man convicted of strangling another man in southwestern Missouri in 2013 had raped a woman days earlier but avoided arrest at the time by insisting the sex was consensual, authorities allege in now charging him with rape.
A former St. Charles County jail guard accused last year of having sex with an inmate has been given a four-year suspended sentence and placed on probation.
A man accused of shooting at several people in a St. Louis park, including a park ranger, is now facing multiple charges.
A former Missouri pastor accused of having sex with a 16-year-old girl in 2005 has been sentenced to four years in prison.
The Drug Enforcement Administration says 240 gangs are roaming the streets of the St. Louis area, and most of their money is made through the sale and distribution of illegal drugs.
A group of excavators has found the 175-year-old sunken steamboat Malta, the namesake of the rural city of Malta Bend. A white outline, 140 feet long and 22 feet wide, marks the area where the steamboat Malta is buried.
Republican Missouri state Sen. Dan Brown is dropping out of the race for state treasurer.
The leader of Missouri's House says he doesn't expect there will be an effort to revive a contested measure to protect some businesses opposed to same-sex marriage.
A proposal to require Missouri voters to show photo ID at polling places is stalled in the state Senate.
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Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order April 11 prohibiting state agencies from asking about a job applicant’s criminal history on an initial job application. But statewide legislation to ban the box for the state's public-sector businesses has stalled over the past two years.
State Rep. Mike Kelley wants to make sure people expected to be listed on the sex offender registry know they must register.
Missouri lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation to tighten the courtroom guidelines for expert testimony, an effort supporters say is aimed at ensuring experts who testify in court are truly experts.
Airlines serving Kansas City International Airport want the facility to replace its three existing terminals with a single terminal airport that’s expected to cost about $964 million.
About 100 Kansas City-area worshippers have participated in a Catholic prayer service to seek spiritual healing over past sexual abuse within the local archdiocese.
Gov. Jay Nixon has signed a higher education budget that will result in a tuition freeze at public universities.
A Missouri religious objections proposal failed on Wednesday to get the approval of a key legislative committee in a setback for conservatives who hoped to add protections for those who cite their faith in denying services such as flowers or cakes for same-sex weddings.
Missouri lawmakers passed legislation Tuesday to change how medical expenses are handled in court, sending the measure to Gov. Jay Nixon.
Missouri's Republican-controlled House has voted to increase women's access to birth control by allowing pharmacists to prescribe oral contraceptives.
The state Senate has approved exempting some types of farm data from Missouri's open-records laws.
The Missouri Supreme Court is wrestling with whether to invalidate a law cutting jobless benefits because of the way it was enacted.