Sheriff: Naked Couple Arrested on Stolen Lawn MowerJasper County sheriff's Det. Tim Williams said a 55-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman admitted that they rode the lawn mower home naked after their clothing was stolen while they skinny dipped in a creek northwest of Joplin.
Student Research May Rewrite Jasper County Civil War HistoryDukes says his research shows white Union soldiers with the 2nd Kansas Volunteer Artillery Battery did not abandon black Union soldiers of the 1st Kansas Colored unit when they were ambushed on the farm by 70 men led by Confederate guerrilla leader Thomas Livingston, as was previously believed.
13-Year-Old Boy Accused in Fatal Shooting of Girl, 12A 13-year-old boy deliberately shot and killed a 12-year-old girl outside a foster home in rural southwest Missouri where they both lived using a gun he had taken from the house, the local sheriff said Friday.
Bird Flu Hits MissouriAlthough Missouri isn't the hardest hit, there have been about 29,000 confirmed cases.
Many Missouri Counties Not Granting Gay MarriagesDespite a judge's ruling that a gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, many counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Ill. Gov. Quinn Adds Another 6 Counties to Disaster AreaSunday's storms spawned tornadoes that pummeled the state, killing at least six people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.
Census: St. Charles, St. Louis Counties Grow; City LosesSt. Charles led all Missouri counties with a gain of 3,685 residents, followed by Greene, Boone, Clay and Jackson counties.
Missouri Couple Who Won $20M in Suit Going BankruptIn addition to the Chapter 7 filing last month, Eric and Cassandra Peoples of Carthage are being forced to sell the home they built for $3.9 million.
Woman Dies In Fire In SW MissouriA southwest Missouri woman died in a fire at her rural Jasper County home.
SW Mo. Man Sentenced To 6 Years For Taking Cattle A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to six years in prison for receiving stolen cattle.
Rustling Costs Midwest Ranchers Millions In Poor Economy"Gosh, times are tough, and maybe people are truly starving and just need the meat,'' one rancher said. "But it's shocking. I can't believe people can stoop that low.''
Cattle Rustling on the Rise177 head of cattle have been rustled from six farms in the last six weeks.