An annual study released on Wednesday revealed that Missouri leads the nation in the highest homicide rates for African Americans for the second year in a row. The study, performed by the Violence Policy Center in Washington, has placed the state at the top of the list three times in the past five years. SEE […]

Here's what some of the survivors experienced: Jeremy Cooper - 'We are so, so lucky' The tornado hit a short distance from the house that Jeremy Cooper of Joplin, Missouri, shares with his family. "It started on 10th Street and I live on 7th Street," he said. Cooper said sirens alerted him to what was in store - but not really. "I could hear the tornado," he said. "When the first siren went off, 'cause it went off twice, you could hear in the air, the wind like a train."


A Bonne Terre, Missouri, man has become the first Missouri Lottery player to win $1 million or more on a scratch-off ticket more than once. Ernest Pullen, 57, won $1 million on a 100 Million Dollar Blockbuster scratchers ticket in June. He doubled that prize with his most recent win — $2 million on a Mega Monopoly scratchers ticket he purchased on Sept. 17.