A new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV poll of 800 likely Missouri voters conducted this week shows the race is about even, with McCain at 47 percent and Obama at 46 percent.
Danny Wayne Gladden, former Crawford County collector, was convicted of federal tax evasion. He could face five years in prison.
Lee's Summit police said 29-year-old Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton told them she smothered her son. Investigators said Halliburton previously had two infants whose deaths were ruled as sudden infant death syndrome.
Springfield's Missouri State University has seen a 1.3 percent increase in enrollment over last year.
A 12-year-old suburban St. Louis boy is in critical condition after collapsing on the field during football practice.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof says he supports the creation of regional child support enforcement units.
The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.
About 150 people gathered in Columbia recently to hear and talk about evidence of Jesus Christ's existence. Katharina Galor, a scholar with 20 years of archaeological experience in Israel, explored this question in her lecture "Jesus: What is the Archaeological Evidence?"
As winter approaches, propane and natural gas prices continue to climb. As of Sept. 18, propane prices in Missouri were $2.30 per gallon, a 36 percent increase from the same time last year.
A woman went into cardiac arrest from possible smoke inhalation.
Missouri's first scheduled execution in three years may have its current stay extended.
"I call this room my playroom," Laurel Wilson said on a recent Tuesday as about 35 of her students in textile and apparel management smushed into the basement of her Harrisburg home. They were there to learn how to weave, watch an embroidery machine operate and experiment with fabric painting.
Police had deployed the bait car in response to numerous auto thefts in north central Columbia.
The restaurant was robbed Monday morning.
A survey presented by the Missouri Rural Crisis Center found that farmers with individual insurance plans spend $2,117 more each year on health insurance than counterparts who have employee-sponsored insurance or are covered by other jobs.
The sixth annual Pagan Pride Day will be held from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday in Peace Park.
A man wanted on charges of burglary and domestic assault in connection with a disturbance on Sept. 22 turned himself in Thursday evening at the Boone County Sheriff's Department.
Nicholas Sheley is charged with killing eight people in Missouri and Illinois. A judge is giving attorneys until Wednesday to agree on an expert to evaluate whether Sheley is fit to stand trial in the murder of 65-year-old Ronald Randall.
This fall, the recognizable brand appears to be all over MU. Bright floral backpacks and big purses used to carry books stand out in unexpected bursts of color popping out of the masses of students.