Although Missouri isn’t the hardest hit, there have been about 29,000 confirmed cases.
Despite a judge’s ruling that a gay marriage ban is unconstitutional, many counties are refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Sunday’s storms spawned tornadoes that pummeled the state, killing at least six people and destroying hundreds of homes and businesses.
St. Charles led all Missouri counties with a gain of 3,685 residents, followed by Greene, Boone, Clay and Jackson counties.
In 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.
A southwest Missouri woman died in a fire at her rural Jasper County home.
A southwest Missouri man has been sentenced to six years in prison for receiving stolen cattle.
“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.”
177 head of cattle have been rustled from six farms in the last six weeks.
44-year-old Lana Y. Banks of Oronogo faces a felony charge of trafficking in children.