Kristopher Prince was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for the 2007 murder of a Columbia teen.
A new state law requires sex offenders to stay home on Halloween with their lights off and a sign posted saying they have no candy or treats.
Daniel Pearl World Music Days will feature music from various genres Oct. 28 at Mojo's.
Gas has fallen to as low as $1.97 - $1.99 in some southwest Missouri towns.
Susan Jacoby, author of New York Times bestseller "The Age of American Unreason," will lecture on her work investigating religious fundamentalism and political power at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Columbia College.
A poll of 800 likely Missouri voters showed Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain are about even in the presidential race. In the gubernatorial race, Democrat Jay Nixon was ahead of Republican Kenny Hulshof.
Claire McCaskill and Russ Carnahan of Missouri had their homes and vehicles spray-painted with graffiti in the past week, days after six Minnesota politicians were also vandalized.
The combined phone company would have 8 million lines in 33 states, mostly in rural areas where the majority of their customers are located.
Due to flooding and other natural disasters, Missouri was among 15 states awarded government grants to rebuild its infrastructure.
Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will be in the state again for a Thursday morning campaign in Cape Girardeau.
After more than 30 years, Mary Pat Abele will be retiring from executive director of the Missouri governor's mansion preservation group.