Midwest Economic Survey Points Toward Slow GrowthThe survey covers Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota.
Man Accused of Pointing Loaded Rifle at Deputy Gets 4 MonthsBradford was stopped about 1 a.m. on Oct. 17 because he was driving a vehicle with no right-side tires, only rims.
Missouri Man Allegedly Pointed a Loaded Rifle at a North Dakota DeputyAuthorities found two loaded semiautomatic rifles in Bradford's vehicle.
Police: Sushi Chef Stabs Co-Worker With Sushi KnifeInjured chef suffered a non-fatal stab wound to his hip. Attack happened after argument, say authorities.
Mother Charged With Murder In Teen's Starvation13-year-old son weighed just 21 pounds when he died in January.
Economic Survey Suggests Optimism For MidwestA monthly economic survey shows businesses looking forward to steady growth for the next six months.
Teen Pregnancy Dropped in Missouri, IllinoisThe overall teen birth rate in Missouri and Illinois fell between 20 to 29 percent, right at the national average of 25 percent.
More Rain, Snow Could Lead to More FloodingSome towns in the stretch of river from Quincy, Ill., to Grafton, Ill., reached 10-12 feet above flood stage.
Missouri Population Growth Rate Lags Behind NationNew figures from the U.S. Census Bureau estimate that Missouri gained about 13,000 residents from July 2011 to July 2012.
Anti-Union Group Boosts Akin In Missouri The National Right to Work Committee says the money will cover print and television advertising in the final week of the Missouri contest.
Sens. Blunt, Hoeven Touring Missouri River SitesMissouri Sen. Roy Blunt and North Dakota Sen. John Hoeven plan to make their own inspections of the Missouri River sites.
Super Tuesday Preview: Romney Hopes To Regain Front-Runner StatusSuper Tuesday is seen as a major turning point in the 2012 Republican Presidential Primary race; Mitt Romney hopes to extend his delegate lead and finally cement his front-runner status with multiple wins across the country.