Jefferson City, MO – A study under way aims to determine whether state schools for the severely handicapped provide the best use of state resources, an idea that's worrying some families and advocates for the disabled.
The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education commissioned the study.
St. Louis, MO – Hundreds of thousands of Cardinals fans packed downtown Sunday to see a parade and rally for the World Series champs.
Thousands of fans lined downtown for a parade celebrating the franchise's first World Series title since 1982. The ballpark was packed, too, just like the regular season, for a rally capped by a daylight fireworks display.
"Awesome," Albert Pujols said. "I've been dreaming of this since I was a little boy."
Springfield, MO – Missouri State University students have approved a $23 million student recreation center on campus, even though it will mean higher fees.
Student body president Sean Cain says more than $2,700 students voted for the center, with just over 2,100 voting against. "Finally, the university is going to have something that the students can call their own in terms of a (recreation) center. I couldn't be more pleased," Cain said.
St. Louis – Shortstop David Eckstein was named series most valuable player, but reinvigorated pitcher Jeff Weaver, who got the final game victory, was another key to the Cardinals' improbable post-season success. NPR's Tom Goldman reports
Washington, DC – A ballot initiative on stem-cell research is dividing Republicans in Missouri, and shaking up the U.S. Senate race between GOP Sen. Jim Talent and Democratic State Auditor Claire McCaskill.
To hear a story from NPRs Julie Rovner, which aired on Friday's Morning Edition, click here.