Police say the mother told them she believes she suffocated her 7-year-old son when she sat on his chest.
Lawmakers want to subject funeral contract sellers to regular and random state audits in response to the collapse of a St. Louis-based funeral company and its affiliates.
Police say the preliminary investigation indicates he was suffocated after his mother rolled on top of him while they slept.
Despite objections by the defense, cameras will be allowed in Greene County courtroom.
Police initially suspected suicide but announced it was a homicide investigation after finding no gun inside the car.
The nightclub was the scene of a violent brawl two weeks ago that left one man stabbed 14 times.
Gov. Jay Nixon requested that areas struck by winter storms last week be declared major disaster areas. Some 13,000 homes are still without power.
Nixon filled the cabinet post with a Missouri native and industry veteran.
At a conference Friday in Jefferson City, Gov. Jay Nixon told county officials no cuts to reimbursments would be a victory.
University of Missouri System president can make workers take time off without pay.
A 24-year-old LaGrange man killed his young wife and infant son Tuesday. He is how being held without bond on two charges of second-degree murder.
A live stream of his speech will be available Friday morning on the UM System Web site.
Democratic state Reps. Mary Still, Chris Kelly and Stephen Webber, all of Columbia, as well as state Sen. Kurt Schaefer, answered questions Thursday night from an audience of about 50 Boone County residents at the Columbia Public Library, which partnered with the League of Women Voters.
Some "nontraditional" educators will be required by the federal government to pay into Social Security starting in 2010. These workers have historically paid into the Public School Retirement System. Some believe PSRS has made working at Missouri schools more desirable and fear losing it.
Parts of southern Missouri are still without power with the electrical infrastructure in some areas in shambles.
After much argument, the bill removing a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion, was approved by the Missouri House.
The Missouri House of Representatives approved a job package backed by Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon Thursday that would remove a $6 million cap on state spending for the Quality Jobs Act, which provides tax credits for business expansion.
Barring legislative rejection of the plan, Gov. Jay Nixon will consolidate various scholarship and grant programs under the Department of Higher Education. Nixon also seeks to extend free tuition under the A+ Schools Program beyond community college.
State lawmakers are hoping to pass proposals to clarify ballot summaries by creating a bipartisan review commission and prohibit pay-per-signature petition circulators. A similar bill banning circulators earning money for each signature passed in the house last year, but died in the Senate.
The mother of the Harrisonville girl who was allegedly molested by her father may face more charges in addition to the one count of endangering the welfare of a child she faces now.
Missouri lawmakers' proposals would make some petitions harder to pass by prohibiting per-signature circulators in hopes of preventing fraud.