Gov. Jay Nixon has requested the federal government declare a major disaster for 70 of Missouriâ€™s 114 counties as a result of the prolonged severe storm systems that have generated tornadoes, straight line winds, torrential rain, hail, flooding and flash flooding across large portions of the state since May 15.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Attorney General Chris Koster will investigate Missouri's only abortion center after the release of an undercover video showing Planned Parenthood's national medical director discussing the disposition of parts from aborted fetuses.
(Missourinet) - The 2015 Kids Count report says Missouri ranks higher this year in child well-being compared to last year, though it still comes in the middle of the field. Laura Speer with the Annie E. Casey Foundation, which conducts the report, says the state came in 26th.
(Joplin Globe) - Circuit Judge David Dally sentenced former Joplin High School teacher Jessica Low to four years in prison today for having sex with one male student and texting nude photographs of herself to another.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A 22-year-old Kansas City man has been charged with child molestation and statutory sodomy after police say he failed a lie detector test on a nationally syndicated television talk show.