Damage could reach millions of dollars after a broken pipe flooded courtrooms and offices and damaged computers and other high-tech equipment at the Thomas Eagleton U.S. Courthouse in St. Louis.
Jim Woodward, clerk of the U.S. District Court, said a maintenance worker arrived about 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to find flooding on several floors of the courthouse parking garage. He tracked the water to a leak in a holding cell on the 17th floor of the 29-story, 11-year-old building.
The southwestern Illinois home where a former Marine killed his wife and two sons is for sale.
The two-story, three-bedroom home is in Columbia, about 15 miles southeast of St. Louis. It was home to Christopher Coleman, who is serving a life sentence for strangling his wife Sheri Coleman and their 11- and 9-year-old sons in 2009.
Top officials from Missouri's legislative, executive and judicial branches are joining forces in an effort to revamp Missouri's criminal sentencing practices.
Missouri officials are working with the Pew Center on the States to analyze current sentencing laws, prison and probation programs and recidivism rates. Other states that have done similar studies have enacted laws directing more nonviolent offenders to enhanced probation and drug treatment programs. That generally saves prison beds for the most serious and violent offenses.
Joplin High School has a new name thanks to gaffers tape in Joplin, Missouri on June 8, 2011. The town continues to clear away debris from the devastating May 22 tornado that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and killed 141 people.