Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying
Missouri executed an inmate who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993. William Rousan, 57, was scheduled to be executed at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. He died at 12:10 a.m., Missouri Department of Corrections spokesman Mike O'Connell said.
The execution took place at the Eastern Reception, Diagnostic and Correctional Center in Bonne Terre, which is just a few miles from the farm where the killings ...
Risk on the rails: Tracks through Springfield become pipeline for oil boom
Carrying the goods of commerce, freight trains roll through many communities each day. What’s inside many of these rail cars remains a mystery to most people until a catastrophe happens.
“We have got oil trains with hundreds of cars that come through our area. So it is going to be a big problem no matter where it goes through,” said Springfield Fire Department special operations chief ...
Enjoy Wednesday rain arrives Thursday
Wonderful weather on tap again for Wednesday. Thunderstorms return to the Ozarks on Thursday. Find out if any will be severe by watching the forecast. ...
Branson leaders push for public smoking ban
At Mr. G's in Branson it's a given the pizza is warm, the beer is cold, and the customers can light up.
"They smoke and drink wherever they want," said employee Ann Marie Pounds.
Pounds wants it to stay that way; she believes the smoking ban proposal being considered by city leaders is overreaching.
"I think there are 450 restaurants in Branson and a lot of them are ...
Wainwright injures knee, Cardinals blank Mets 3-0
NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Left fielder Matt Holliday robbed Chris Young of a tying homer, one night after the Mets played some dazzling defense of their own to post ...
Shields, Moustakas lead Royals past Indians 8-2
CLEVELAND (AP) — James Shields allowed two runs in six innings and Mike Moustakas hit a three-run homer to lead the Kansas City Royals to an 8-2 win over the Cleveland Indians on Tuesday night.
Shields (2-2) struck out nine and won his second straight start.
Moustakas' homer sparked Kansas City's four-run fourth that featured five hits. The Royals are 10-0 when scoring at least four runs.