Baxter County judge to announce response to Nativity scene ruling
Baxter County Judge Mickey Pendergrass is scheduled to announce his response to a federal judge's ruling that a Nativity scene on the courthouse lawn violates the Constitution.
Pendergrass is to reveal his decision during a news conference Wednesday.
Judge Timothy Brooks ruled on Nov. 12 that the county must either stop placing any religious seasonal displays on the property or create a public forum allowing displays by ...
The AP: St. Louis Rams' Stedman Bailey is in critical condition after shooting
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that suspended Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey is in critical, but stable condition after being shot.
The Rams said in a statement they were "aware Stedman Bailey was involved in an incident" late Tuesday and that they had spoken with him. Bailey was shot, according to the person who spoke to The AP on condition of ...
Sparta chief is on paid leave for shooting dog
The Sparta police chief is on paid administrative leave after admitting he shot a dog.
Many who showed up at the City Council meeting on Tuesday night want him fired for shooting and killing a family dog. Chief Andrew Spencer responded to a call about a loose pit bull terrier. Instead of taking it to a shelter, he shot and killed the dog.
The incident happened two ...
Mizzou Alumni Association will revive Black Alumni Network
The Mizzou Alumni Association is responding to requests and forming a Black Alumni Network.
The announcement follows the recent resignation of University System President Tim Wolfe after weeks of student protests over the racial climate on campus. Missouri Chancellor Bowen Loftin also resigned.
Chelsea Drake Marks, a 2012 graduate, says she and other Missouri alumni wrote a recent statement calling for a black alumni network after talking ...
Number of people killed in Springfield area crashes is way up
So far this year, as of Tuesday morning, 761 people had been killed on Missouri roadways. That's a dramatic rise over the number in 2014.
Missouri State Highway Patrol troopers say the Springfield area, specifically, has seen a 39-percent increase in the number of people killed in crashes, compared to last year. That's why they spent Tuesday trying to get the word out to drivers to ...
Recording shows tension between gubernatorial candidates
An audio recording has captured a heated phone call between two Republican gubernatorial candidates.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens is heard calling St. Louis businessman John Brunner a "weasel," ''coward," ''corrupt" and a liar on the Nov. 14 recording. Brunner spends much of the conversation appealing for calm.
At one point, Brunner says men "don't call people names." He added ...