No injuries have been reported from any of the Columbia accidents on Tuesday.
Temperatures expected to drop to a low of 6 degrees for Tuesday night.
An envelope with a suspicious-looking substance arrived at the District Court in Kansas City on Tuesday. After it was deemed not hazardous, the FBI and U.S. Postal Service began looking into the matter.
Federal charges have been filed against a former fitness trainer in Springfield accused of secretly videotaping female athletes nude.
The Senate rules committee voted to let the full chamber decide whether or not to change the rules barring them from using laptop computers on the Senate floor.
Defense Secretary Gates told Sen. Claire McCaskill Tuesday morning that he would be "happy to look into" the problem. Eight soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood were convicted by court martial in 2008 of illegal drug use or distribution.
The defendant is charged with raping a 7-year-old girl and then leaving her to die in a burning house.
Judge Shaw, who has served on the court of appeals since 2002, is stepping down to work at a St. Louis law firm. Nominees to replace Shaw will be selected on March 13.