The current law requires doctors to explain to women the risks of an abortion at least 24 hours in advance, but the new version passed 25-7 in the Senate would no longer allow the explanation to take place by phone. Doctors would be required to meet with women face-to-face.
Jeff Walser, 51, said he had a bomb in his briefcase and demanded money at the Bank of America branch in Independence, but did not take $41,000 brought to him by an employee, according to an indictment filed Tuesday.
The bill sent to Gov. Jay Nixon on Thursday would give the state Public Defender Commission permission to set maximum caseload standards for lawyers who represent those who cannot afford private lawyers.
Supporters say the military government in Myanmar is looking for a reason to keep Aung San Suu Kyi, a nonviolent opposition leader, on house arrest, which has lasted for 13 of the past 19 years. According to her lawyer, this comes after an American swam across a lake to sneak into her home. According to National Public Radio, the man is from Missouri.
The Missouri Senate approved a bill, which would require sentences of life in prison to those convicted of raping or sodomizing children under 12 in certain cases.
The Missouri legislature voted to direct the Department of Revenue not to follow the federal driver's license requirements. This is meant to target the federal Real ID Act, which some critics say violates privacy rights.
From Missouri to Ohio, many farmers have had a difficult time planting corn because there haven't been enough consecutive days without rain to dry up the land. Normally by this time of year, 75 percent of Missouri's corn crop has been planted. But only 39 percent has been planted so far.
The representatives say an aide suggested they would be rewarded for voting in support of Medicaid expansion.
A man drove his truck off the interstate near Perryville after choking on a mint.
In Kirksville, 30 to 40 homes were damaged by the storm.
The man surrendered to the police without taking a bag containing $41,000.
A Missouri man discussed the hassle he faced once his chimpanzee, formerly tame, grew up and became more powerful and potentially violent. A different chimpanzee was in the news recently for attacking a Connecticut woman in February. Experts say people often don't realize how chimps change once they reach adulthood, and it's difficult to find a good place for them.
The Kewpies and Bruins play at 6 p.m. Friday to close the regular season before district tournament play begins Saturday. While the game will take place at Rock Bridge, seniors from both teams will be honored. When they met last month, Rock Bridge beat host Hickman in the 10th inning.