U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano will be in Joplin Thursday to visit the city's "mall school." That's the shopping mall school where 11th- and 12th-grade students began attending classes last month after Joplin's high school was destroyed in a tornado.
The May 22 tornado either destroyed or damaged 10 schools in the area, at an estimated cost of $151 million.
New federal courthouse could soon hold Bond's name
A newspaper's review of travel records has found that U.S Sen. Claire McCaskill spent far less for four years of flights on her private plane than two former Missouri senators spent for travel over similar time spans.
Plane Carrying Bond and Wainwright Makes Slippery Landing at Lambert
Former Missouri Senator Kit Bond and Cardinals star pitcher Adam Wainwright were on board a flight that had to make a slippery landing at Lambert Airport this weekend. The two were among about 140 passengers on a Delta Air Lines jet that slid off the runway while landing in a snowstorm Saturday afternoon.