Communities make pitch for new Arkansas prison
Several Arkansas cities and counties have submitted proposals to host a proposed $100 million prison that would house maximum-security inmates in the state.
Friday is the deadline for communities to submit paperwork if they want to be home to the new prison, which officials say is needed to accommodate the fast-growing inmate population. The Legislature must approve funding when it meets next year for the project ...
Professor fuses science with nail polish
You might see Dr. Erin Buchanan teaching statistical and research psychology at Missouri State University, or find her tucked away in her office, working on a scientific paper, surrounded by her psychology texts, degrees, and awards for her research.
Either way, the colorful personality of this recently tenured associate professor is hard to miss.
"I'm big in my science area but I'm also known for my high ...
PHOTOS: Farewell to a fallen firefighter in Alton
Alton's fire and police chief, Eddie Johnson, was remembered in funeral services Friday. He died in a crash while driving to a house fire. (Photos by Eric Neilsen) ...
Student brings gun to northwest Missouri middle school
A middle school student in northwest Missouri was taken into custody after pulling out an unloaded gun in the lunchroom.
The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lathrop Middle School.
Superintendent Chris Fine says many other students were present when the boy waved the gun at the end of the lunch period.
The school's principal heard about the gun and safely took it from the student, then ...
United flight makes emergency landing at Springfield Airport
A United Express flight bound for Denver had to make an emergency landing at Springfield-Branson National Airport Friday afternoon.
Airport spokesman Kent Boyd says the craft left from Birmingham, Ala. and began experiencing cabin depressurization. Air traffic controllers diverted the flight to Springfield where it landed without incident just before 5:30 p.m.
Boyd says passengers and crew were treated on the scene for symptoms of depressurization, including ...
Missouri ranks 44th in the nation for energy efficiency
A new report shows Missourians are not making the grade when it comes to going green.
The Show Me State is ranked 44th in the entire county.
It's a nearly 200 page report card from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.
Missouri got a 3 out of 20 when it comes to public benefits, programs and policies.
Missouri also got red marks for not having statewide green building ...