Chesterfield looks into secession if merger moves forward

The proposed merger of St. Louis city and county has one municipality considering a drastic measure _ merging into an adjacent county
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After 2016 ruling, battles over juvenile lifer cases persist

Three years after the Supreme Court offered a second chance to some 2,000 juvenile lifers, about 400 have been freed and hundreds more have shortened sentences,
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Chesterfield man wins $1 million in lottery drawing

A scratch-off ticket game provided for a very nice Christmas present for a suburban St. Louis man _ a $1 million prize
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Man struck and killed by pickup after escaping burning home

Authorities say a man who escaped from his burning South Carolina home was struck and killed by a pickup truck a short time later
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Several family ice fishing events on tap in Massachusetts

There are several ice fishing events coming up in Massachusetts for hardier New Englanders
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Virginia police investigate after home-invasion robbery

Virginia police are investigating after a home invasion robbery
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Police: Infant dies, baby sitter charged

Police in Virginia say a 7-month-old girl hospitalized after a reported fall has died and her baby sitter is facing charges
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New crop of reform-minded prosecutors ready to take office

At least eight reform-minded prosecutors will take office in cities around the country next month
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South Carolina ups its relief request for Hurricane Florence

South Carolina's governor says the state's delegation will be able to request more funds to provide relief following Hurricane Florence
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Police: Officers fatally shot man as he stabbed woman

Police say officers fatally shot a knife-wielding man as he attacked a woman at a Virginia home
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SC damage estimates from Hurricane Florence cut in half

South Carolina officials say the damage done by Hurricane Florence earlier this year is about half what was originally feared
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Ex-township supervisor gets 2 years in prison for bribes

The former leader of a Detroit suburb has been sentenced to two years in prison for taking $30,000 in bribes from a trash hauler
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South Carolina teachers complain of testing, low pay

Educators in South Carolina have told state lawmakers that constant student testing is one of the biggest roadblocks they face
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Report details the cost of recycling coal ash in Virginia

Dominion Energy has released a report that details the cost of recycling some of Virginia's toxic coal ash and moving the rest to landfills
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Hawley's victory secures Republican dominance in Missouri

Republican Josh Hawley will be Missouri's next U.S. senator after a long-sought GOP victory against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill
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Hawley's victory secures Republican dominance in Missouri

Republican Josh Hawley will be Missouri's next U.S. senator after a long-sought GOP victory against Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill
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Missouri voters say yes to medical marijuana

A ballot measure allowing the use of medical marijuana with an emphasis on helping veterans has passed, but two other medical marijuana measures have failed
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Hawley defeats McCaskill, handing Republicans a Senate seat

Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has conceded defeat to Republican rival Josh Hawley
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Missouri voters say yes to medical marijuana

A ballot measure allowing the use of medical marijuana with an emphasis on helping veterans has passed, but two other medical marijuana measures have failed
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Democrat McCaskill concedes Missouri Senate race

Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill has conceded defeat to Republican rival Josh Hawley
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The Latest: Voters OK measure related to bingo games

Missouri voters have approved a constitutional amendment that changes the experience necessary to run a bingo game
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The Latest: Democrat Galloway keeps state auditor post

Democrat Nicole Galloway will continue to be the only Democrat elected to a statewide office in state government, after defeating Republican Saundra McDowell in
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The Latest: Sen. McCaskill concedes to Republican Hawley

Incumbent U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill has conceded to Republican Josh Hawley in their tight race for the U.S. Senate but she promised she would continue fighting
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The Latest: Democrat defeats two-term incumbent in Virginia

Democrat Abigail Spanberger has defeated two-term Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Dave Brat in Virginia's 7th District Congressional race
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