Jefferson City, MO – A Missouri appeals court has once again denied a teenager's request to continue her education while waiting to be tried as an adult on murder charges.
The ruling issued last week marked the third time a court has refused to allow 16-year-old Alyssa Bustamente to finish high school through a distance-learning program. The ruling was issued without explanation.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The heavy rainfall and flooding in parts of the Midwest have so far not delayed crop harvests in Missouri.
Nearly half of the Show-Me State's corn crop this year has been harvested, which Gene Danekas with the U.S.D.A. says is the normal pace. But he adds that any more heavy rain could wreak havoc with corn and other crops.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Gaming Commission was in Cape Girardeau for the first of four public hearings today. The southeast Missouri city is under consideration for the state's 13th gaming license, along with three other locations.
City leaders, business owners, and some downtown residents voiced their support to the commission, arguing that a casino would provide an economic boost to the downtown district.
A heavily Republican, standing-room only crowd ignored repeated requests not to applaud Sunday as three of the four candidates running for the 3rd Congressional District faced off in the second of two forums sponsored by the League of Women Voters.