Join the discussion during the State of the State speech

Missourian reporters will be moderating a discussion of Gov. Jay Nixon's speech at 7 p.m.

Electrical failure sends waste into Missouri River

Boonville authorities stopped the overflow of thousands of gallons of wastewater that trickled into the Missouri River on Tuesday.

Horse dies of hypothermia after falling into owners' pond

Firefighters from the Boone County Fire Protection District were unable to save a horse that fell into an ice-covered pond Wednesday morning.

Columbia police increase traffic enforcement this week

Concern over the number of traffic accident reports, and the return of college students from break, has Columbia police adding more officers to traffic patrol this week.

Gov. Nixon to outline budget, economic development plans

Suspect pleads not guilty on two counts of murder

David Hosier was charged in the Setpember deaths of 45-year-old Angela Gilpin and 61-year-old Rodney Gilpin.

Missouri lawmakers start overhaul of campaign ethics laws

House members begin discussions of changing campaign finance laws in order to improve public perception.

AmerenUE customers object rate hike

The utility requested an 18 percent increase on Tuesday

Thirteen indicted on methamphetamine charges

Each count carries up to 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000 for the 13 charged.

Missouri geologist picked to head earthquake awareness group

Joe Gillman will lead the group, which is focused on increasing attention on the New Madrid seismic zone.

Fort Leonard Wood to build new trainee barracks

An additional $111 million was given to the fort which received more than $175 million for construction projects in this year's National Defense Authorization Act.

Senator proposes scrapping paper state law books

According to Sen. Jason Crowell from Cape Girardeau, $1.8 million could be saved by not printing paper copies and offering the collection of state laws online instead.

Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his girlfriend

Jessie Meanus pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, assault and armed criminal action.

Jefferson City to allow tattoo businesses

The businesses were voted back on Tuesday, but will have to operate under certain stipulations.

Statistics show slight drop in St. Louis crime in 2009

According to St. Louis Police Chief Dan Isom, overall crime dropped 2.5 percent in 2009, and the number of homicides decreased for the first time in five years.