Missouri

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in southeastern Missouri's New Madrid County say a man being served a search warrant killed himself after a several-hour standoff at his home. KFVS-TV ( http://bit.ly/1LIjti7 ) reports that police who entered the man's home about 5 p.m. Tuesday...
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Some Missouri counties are still not issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples despite last week's Supreme Court ruling, and an advocacy group is threatening legal action to force compliance. Katie Stuckenschneider of St. Louis-based PROMO, which advocates...
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Police say a Columbia businessman charged with paying a man to set fire to a trailer hid in an attic of his home for hours before surrendering. Mehrdad Fotoohighiam is charged with first-degree arson. He is being held on $5 million bail in the Boone County...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A federal judge has approved a $350,000 settlement in a lawsuit alleging a teacher repeatedly slapped an autistic boy at a Springfield school. The boy's father said in the lawsuit that teacher Janet Carrie Williams slapped and insulted the boy, now 8, at...
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The competition to become Missouri's next lieutenant governor is growing. Republican Bev Randles and Democratic state Rep. Tommie Pierson announced this week they're running for the office in 2016. They join Democratic doctor and attorney Brad Bradshaw...
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Rains and high water have made for soggy park grounds near the St. Louis area, forcing changes in plans for some Independence Day celebrations. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ( http://bit.ly/1GNSLhn ) reports that organizers are keeping a watchful eye on the...
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — The new president at Southeast Missouri State University is officially at the helm. Wednesday was the first day in office for Dr. Carlos Vargas-Aburto, who was named to the job in March. He replaces longtime president Kenneth W. Dobbins, who announced...
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield police are investigating the death of a 72-year-old bicyclist who was hit by a car. The Springfield News-Leader ( http://sgfnow.co/1GNTyPA ) reports that Barbara Calhoun of Springfield died early Tuesday at a hospital. Police say Calhoun was...
NEW YORK (AP) — Ursula K. Le Guin's classic science fiction novel "The Left Hand of Darkness" will soon be...
NEW YORK (AP) — To most Americans, July 4 is Independence Day. But on Marlo Anderson's calendar, it's also Caesar...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment is asking a federal judge to block lawsuits by former...
NEW YORK (AP) — About 3,000 inflatable baby floats are being recalled because they can deflate, posing a risk that...