Missouri

AJ Schnack, left,  and David Wilson, co-directors of the documentary film "We Always Lie to Strangers," following the premiere of the film at the South by Southwest Film Festival in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Courtesy Reuben Stern)

Documentary goes behind the music in Branson

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Documentary filmmakers A.J. Schnack and David Wilson knew it would be easy to make fun of Branson, middle America’s flag-waving, family-friendly celebration of musical variety shows and early-bird dinner specials. But […]

12/27/2013

The HealthCare . gov website. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick)

Federal data show health disparities among states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in […]

12/12/2013

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 1998, file photo, Joseph Paul Franklin sits in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court where jury selection was set to begin in his murder trial in Cincinnati. Franklin has been convicted of five murders, but authorities suspect he's responsible for many more during a cross-country murder spree more than three decades ago, but it was the killing of a man outside a St. Louis-area synagogue in 1977 that landed Franklin on Missouri's death row. Franklin was put to death Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, the first execution in nearly three years in Missouri. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state’s first execution in nearly three years. The 63-year-old Franklin targeted blacks and […]

11/24/2013

Joseph Paul Franklin in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court, Oct. 19, 1998. (AP Photo/Al Behrman, File)

Missouri executes serial killer Franklin

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Joseph Paul Franklin, a white supremacist who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980, was put to death Wednesday in Missouri, the state’s first […]

11/20/2013

Melinda Coleman listens to a question during an interview in her home in Albany, Mo., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. Coleman says justice was denied when charges were dropped against the boys that her 14-year-old daughter said sexually assaulted her and a 13-year-old friend. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Mo. sex assault case expected to get fresh start

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The case of a 14-year-old girl who says she was raped by an older boy from her Missouri high school and left passed out on her porch in freezing temperatures is […]

10/17/2013

Missouri AG says he can’t reopen sex assault case

MARYVILLE, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Attorney General’s Office said Tuesday it has no power to reopen a northwest Missouri rape case, despite the pleas of a mother who says justice was denied when prosecutors […]

10/15/2013

A bottle of the propofol, the nation's most popular anesthetic. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

Missouri gov. halts 1st US execution by propofol

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday halted what was to have been the first execution in the United States to use the popular anesthetic propofol, following threats from the European Union […]

10/11/2013

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Doctors: Mo. execution plan jeopardizing hospitals

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Hundreds of Missouri anesthesiologists urged the state on Monday not to use propofol in an upcoming execution, saying the fallout could jeopardize the availability of the anesthetic relied on by thousands […]

09/30/2013

Crime scene cold case

Mo. couple accused in Wyo. of killing exes, 2 kids

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming authorities say a Missouri couple have been arrested in the deaths of their ex-spouses and two children more than 30 years ago. Officials said Monday that 71-year-old Gerald Uden and […]

09/30/2013

In this Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 photo, fourth-grade students at Washington Elementary School in Monticello, Ill., eat popsicles to stay cool as their teacher reads to them. The school, built in 1894, has air conditioning in only a few spots and has been sending students home early this new school year as temperatures push into the 90s every day. (AP Photo/David Mercer)

‘Heat days’ become more common for sweaty schools

CHICAGO (AP) — When city students arrived for the first day of school under the blazing temperatures of a Midwest heat wave, staff greeted them with some unusual school supplies: water bottles, fans and wet […]

09/02/2013

This image from video provided by KMBC-TV shows the scene of a school bus crash Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in Bonner Springs, Kan. (AP Photo/Courtesy KMBC-TV)

School bus crashes in Kan., several children hurt

BONNER SPRINGS, Kan. (AP) — One of two buses taking Missouri sixth-graders to an annual campout overturned in northeast Kansas on Wednesday, injuring at least 20 of those onboard, including the driver. The bus, which […]

08/21/2013

This photo provided by Jameson Hsieh shows a clown wearing a mask intended to look like President Obama at the Missouri State Fair. (AP Photo/Jameson Hsieh)

Mo. State Fair bans rodeo clown who mocked Obama

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri State Fair on Monday imposed a lifetime ban on a rodeo clown whose depiction of President Barack Obama getting charged by a bull was widely criticized by Democratic […]

08/12/2013

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