Supreme Court Rules for Missouri Church in Playground CaseBy a 7-2 vote, the justices sided with Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Missouri, which had sought a state grant to put a soft surface on its preschool playground.
Missouri DNR Fined for Sunshine Law ViolationIn the ruling, it says the agency conducted the tours without notice to prevent members of the opposition group from attending.
Body Found in Mississippi River Near East CarondeletThe body is that of a 38-year-old white man wearing a dark blue shirt. He was found near East Carondolet.
Director of Missouri State Parks Removed From JobParks Director Bill Bryan says no explanation was given and he didn't ask for one.
More Questions Than Answers at Coldwater CreekMore than 24 hours later, there's still no answers about what has turned the water white at Coldwater Creek in North St. Louis County.
Illinois Hunters Asked to Report Suspected Deer Virus CasesThere have been 53 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease this year.
DNR Finds Radioactive Traces Near West Lake LandfillGamma radiation was found in the lower range in most samples, but some areas in the vicinity of the landfill showed "comparatively higher levels."
Endangered Turtle Missing from DeKalb County Forest PreserveA male Blanding's turtle that scientists with Northern Illinois University have been tracking for about two years has gone missing from the Afton Forest Preserve, according to officials.
Former DNR Official Issues Open Letter About Handling of Burning Bridgeton LandfillDan Norris, director of air sampling efforts around the Bridgeton landfill from 2012 through 2014, has issued an open letter claiming politics - not science - is dominating the state's handling of the landfill crisis.
New Concerns About the Bridgeton Landfill FireThe state Department of Natural Resources is sending a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, asking for more information on where the fire is in relation to buried nuclear waste.
Industry to Seek Changes in 'Fracking' RulesSupporters of high-volume oil and gas extraction said Wednesday that they'll seek dozens of changes in proposed rules to govern the practice in Illinois that appear to violate a hard-won compromise between industry and environmentalists.
Washington Landfill Trash Can Stay, Pending Soil TestA landfill in Washington, Mo., is overflowing, but the city might not have to move the excess trash, after all. City administrator Jim Briggs says after how bad the ordor was in Bridgeton, he really doesn't want to have to move it.