The legislation would require school districts to implement an evaluation system for teachers and administrators based on student achievement.
The river reached 35.5, feet 5.5 feet above flood stage, at a gauge near the Gateway Arch early Thursday morning but had fallen about a half-foot by midday.
By a vote of 1,485 to 1,279, voters on Tuesday ended a long controversy by repealing an ordinance that allowed deer hunting.
The city of Desloge in St. Francois County, agreed this week to stop enforcing an ordinance prohibiting leaflets on streets and sidewalks.
A St. Louis-based philanthropic organization has awarded $1 million grants each to four food banks in the state.
Two recent traffic stops one in Cape Girardeau and one near Perryville turned into dangerous chases.
Police say Charlesmen Bobo is accused of punching a jailer several times Thursday while he was being put into a cell.
Frank Snider III of Cape Girardeau was arrested in 2009 for cutting up an American flag and throwing it into the street. The case was later thrown out.
“It was a very significant invasion of personal privacy and personal dignity to have someone plunge a needle in your arm while you’re handcuffed and restrained.”
Southeast Missouri State University is moving forward with a new building at its River Campus in Cape Girardeau