Top stories from The Associated Press include news on the death of the Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, the Dow surging to a new record, Martha Stewart's day in court, and directional changes for China's government.
The Dow Jones industrial average reached a new high Tuesday at 14,253.77. The highest since hitting a low of 6,547.05 in 2009.
Report from the Department of Economic Development Tuesday, says that trade, transportation and utilities sector the had largest decline with a drop of 2,700 positions.
The bill would require legislative approval for any future motor vehicle, boat or aircraft purchases of more than $150,000.
Attorney Ed Murphy noted the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in December that the federal government is not automatically exempt from paying for damage caused by temporary flooding from its dams.
The St. Louis Airport Commission on Wednesday is expected to double the minimum price to park at Lambert's two primary garages.
The decision could have implications for thousands of families — not only in St. Louis, but also in Kansas City and any other district that loses state accreditation.
Attorney David Cosgrove argued Tuesday in the Supreme Court that lawmakers violated the state constitution by including the animal shelter fee in a 2010 bill.
Wet snow pelted commuters as they slid along the slick streets of downtown Chicago. Snow was forecast for both the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Dean Lora Lacey-Haun said the school she leads has expanded beyond nursing.
Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer is opposing that option and said if the program expires after three years it would already have added money to the federal debt.
The Vatican insisted nothing was amiss and that the five cardinals would be present in the coming days.
Edward J. Maher, 57, was arrested in rural Missouri last year on immigration charges and deported.
The lack of substantive media coverage of abortion after the murder of George Tiller compelled directors Martha Shane and Lana Wilson to make the documentary 'After Tiller', shown at True/False Film Fest. The pair spoke on a panel at MU on Monday.
The Columbia City Council approved a resolution to hire a consultant to look into building a new airport terminal. Mayor Bob McDavid said a consultant is needed because the city is not sure of the cost of a new terminal.
Tuesday night's game against Arkansas will be the Tigers' last regular season home game and an opportunity to go undefeated at Mizzou Arena. The Tigers will also see former Missouri coach Mike Anderson's return to Mizzou Arena for the first time since leaving to coach the Razorbacks.
The fifth annual Howard B. Lang Jr. Award for outstanding volunteer service to Columbia will be given to Eva Jo Sapp's husband and other family members at a ceremony before the City Council meeting April 1.
Washing 100 or more cars, by hand, every week at the Joe Machens Automotive Group is all in a day's work for the dealership's car preppers and detailers.
George Justice will accept a position as dean of Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University.
Nancy Thompson will take over for Fred Boeckmann on April 8 as Columbia's city attorney.