A Missouri Senate committee heard testimony Monday on whether a state-created company needs more oversight, or has even outlived its usefulness.
Missouri Employers Mutual Insurance Company was created nearly 20 years ago to help small businesses obtain workers’ compensation insurance. Forrest Miller of the Missouri Restaurant Insurance Trust, testified that the Trust he chairs is shutting down, and that the state-owned insurance company may be partially to blame.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn says he wants to work with regional school superintendents on who should pay their salaries.
Superintendents across Illinois are working for free after Quinn in early July eliminated the funds that pay them and their assistants. That's because there's a budget dispute over where the money to pay them should come from.
Quinn said Monday he thinks "we can work that out" but provided no details.
A central Missouri man who served 14 years of a life sentence for his mother's death before his conviction was overturned says he wants to get back to normal.
Fifty-five-year-old Dale Helmig spent Monday looking for a job and visiting a sick relative while still absorbing the news that he won't face a new murder trial. He was convicted in 1996 of killing Norma Helmig in 1993.
A new source of pride and joy has arrived to join her own pride at the St. Louis Zoo. An African lion cub was born on July 17 at the Zoo, along with another female cub which was, unfortunately, stillborn.
The female cub, named Imani, which means "faith" in Swahili, became dehydrated several days after birth, and is now being hand-fed, with success, at the Zoo's veterinary hospital.
Tree limbs are piled up near Saint John's Hospital in Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. Officials say a deadly tornado cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses. 116 people have died so far.
Joplin residents will learn this week where a new hospital will be built to replace one destroyed by the May 22 tornado.
Officials with St. John's Mercy announced Monday that the new site and rebuilding plans will be announced Tuesday evening at the Joplin Holiday Inn.
Since the 367-bed hospital was destroyed by the tornado, St. John's has been operating out of temporary units on the site of the old hospital while planning to rebuild one of Joplin's largest employers.