The three children's grandfather was in critical condition Wednesday.
Groups such as the Missouri Municipal League consider privacy concerns and the media and public's desire for more openness in government to be in conflict sometimes.
A number of bills are currently sitting or moving through the House that could affect the access Missourians have to public records.
A northeastern Missouri town named St. Patrick hosts a number of festivities celebrating the town's namesake holiday, St. Patrick's Day, on Wednesday.
Legislation in the Missouri Senate would give tax credits to organizers of sports events. The tax incentive would be used to attract major sporting events, but some say the prospects of the legislation appear bleak.
Legislation to lower the minimum age for carrying concealed weapons from 23 to 21 years old was endorsed by the Missouri House on Tuesday. The bill needs another vote before going on to the Senate.
A Hannibal man has been arrested for allegedly stomping a dog to death.
Authorities said a man and woman were arrested after a car containing meth-making materials exploded. The woman told police the car exploded when someone lit a cigarette.
UM System President Gary Forsee and nine other Missouri university presidents plan to discuss financial aid on Tuesday.
The FBI has called a news conference Tuesday about the disappearance of Alan Henderson, who went missing in 1991 near his home in Moscow Mills.
A group looking to call attention to Missouri's puppy mill industry is sponsoring a traveling art exhibit entitled "Misery in Missouri: Dogs Can't Vote, You Can."
Gov. Jay Nixon raised the proposal last week as a cost-savings measure.
The Missouri unemployment rate stayed at 9.4 percent last month with new jobs in healthcare, private education and social assistance offsetting losses in construction, manufacturing and other areas.
Starting next week, some passengers traveling with Southwest Airlines at KCI will have to start receiving a full-body scan or a body pat-down before boarding their plane.
House Budget Committee chairman said the House could pass the state budget and let the governor and Senate work together to make the governor's recommended cuts.
Operation Fairy Godmother, a project started by Debbie Leatherman of Joplin High School, helps make prom affordable to all students. Almost 500 students were invited to a recent Fairy Godmother event, where more than 1,000 dresses were available for only $5 a piece.
Missouri could potentially lose federal funding and one of its nine congressional districts if the state population is counted as too low.
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Parents as Teachers, a program formed in Missouri, helps provide parents worldwide with education tips and in-home early childhood screening for disabilities and learning delays. Due to difficult economic times, funding for the program is shrinking and Missouri lawmakers are close to approving a $4.1 million cut to the program.
While discussing a bill to ban synthetic marijuana known as K2, the House denied the proposition to legalize medical marijuana.