Governor blames Republicans for a weak bill, but signed it for the progress it does make, he said. In the meanwhile, the House Speaker has asked a committee to draft a new autism coverage bill for the 2010 legislature to consider.
Authorities arrested about 30 people in dog-fighting raids Wednesday across three states, and seven men were indicted in connection with a dog-fighting ring in northwest Missouri.
Missouri infants are already screened for 67 diseases, but the state is one of the first to check for lysosomal disorders.
The Boone County Healthy Lifestyle Survey shows residents are trying to improve their eating choices and exercising habits but have noticed a lack of resources.
The practice, which is often used as a cheaper alternative to feeding cows in centralized facilities, now includes nearly 20,000 cows on Missouri-based pasture dairies.
Radeena Proffer of Poplar Bluff has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with a johnboat collision in southeast Missouri.
Kansas City and six other areas in the U.S. are being considered as locations for the storage of large amounts of toxic elemental mercury.
RiseUp Publications LLC and its parent company, Ellis Management Marketing Group Inc., have filed for bankruptcy. RiseUp owes roughly $6 million to multiple creditors.
A meeting is to be held in Kansas City this weekend to examine plans for the management of the Current and Jacks Fork rivers.
The state is to add five lysosomal storage diseases to the list of 67 diseases for which babies are already screened.
Wayne Goode, a former state legislator, and David Bradley, publisher of the St. Joseph News-Press, have been appointed for four-year terms.
Missouri has proposed more stringent requirements for day care centers at the requests of early childhood education advocates, who have argued the current system puts children at risk. The proposal is awaiting approval of a legislative committee.
Legislation signed Tuesday by Gov. Jay Nixon gives men two years to contest paternity rulings with a DNA test.
T. Boone Pickens, who visited MU in the spring, is still touting his clean energy initiative across the country, but slumping energy prices are proving less of an incentive for Americans to buy into it.
SSM Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center has opened its new Fetal Care Institute, which is expected to assist pregnant women in the Midwest who previously had to go hundreds of miles for treatment.
Michael Corcoran, a Democrat from St. Ann, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge and two traffic charges that carried a $250 fine.
Two Republicans now challenging Susan Montee for state auditor job as Tom Schweich announces candidacy.
The rules were changed after an internal audit raised concerns about commissioners ties with developers.
A judge ruled in June that Carnahan should have rejected the proposal because of a flaw in its wording.
The eastern Missouri town of Washington will require a prescription for medications containing pseudoephedrine, a main ingredient in both Sudafed and methamphetamine.