Missouri highway officials say a key ramp into downtown St. Louis from the Poplar Street Bridge that spans the Mississippi River soon will be closed for a month.
A 37-year-old southwest Missouri man is dead after being bitten on both legs by a venomous snake after he waded into the James River.
Kansas legislators have given final approval to a bill that would require cities and towns to get approval from counties before annexing land in some cases.
A 22-year-old man is accused of fatally shooting a homeless man last month in downtown St. Louis.
The Kansas Senate is preparing to debate a plan for closing a projected state budget shortfall by raising sales, tobacco and gasoline taxes and suspending an income tax break for business owners.
By The Associated Press 2:15 a.m. CDT
U.S. Sen. James Lankford will lead a meeting of the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs in Anadarko.