Four of the 13 programs approved in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program are in Boone County. The projects will be funded with federal stimulus money.
Gov. Jay Nixon and other officials said prosecution of the state's DWI laws has been lax and is in bad need of reform.
Old septic systems near the lake are failing, but the cost to replace them is too high for many local residents.
Although the revenue collections have declined by 11 percent, the state budget director said she thinks the decline will improve to 4 percent by the end of fiscal year 2010.
The American Academy of Family Physicians now being owned by Coca-Cola causes concern among members about the image it will portray, and it has lost members and support. The academy regrets the resignations and hopes other members will not "rush to judgment" before seeing the new content, the CEO said.
A southwest Missouri man became the first cancer patient to undergo a procedure known as targeted muscle reinnervation. The arm with bone cancer was amputated, but some nerves were saved to used with a prosthesis.
A student from Kansas City was killed by a stray bullet on the Clark Atlanta University, and now her parents are suing the school.
Monthly collection numbers were down across the board in Missouri compared to October 2008.
In a two-day season, young hunters in Missouri killed more than 13,000 deer this year. It's the second highest total ever recorded for that period. This year, Osage, Franklin and Callaway counties led the way, with hunters harvesting more than 240 deer in each county.
The Missouri Department of Transportation has completed work on 107 of the 802 bridges slated to be repaired or replaced by Oct. 31, 2013. An additional nine will be finished by the end of the year.
With passage of a smoking bans in St. Louis city and county, 50 percent of all Missourians are now living in areas with limits on smoking in public. Legislators are revisiting enacting state laws on the issue.
The vote at Missouri Southern State University on Monday was 140 to 44, with almost 78 percent of the university's faculty voting.
The zoo has learned it will receive a polar bear in time for the opening of a new exhibit next spring.
An all-time high of inmates in September has one legislator concerned about future prison growth.
Residents of Lake of the Ozarks said faulty septic tanks may be to blame for the Lake's high E. coli levels.
The Joint Committee on Missouri's Energy Future met Monday in Columbia to discuss the potential effects of federal cap-and-trade legislation on Missouri energy producers and consumers.
Coals mines in the U.S. are seeing a rising demand for coal from other countries, but the bulk of U.S. coal goes to electric power plants, and they're not interested in buying.
At least seven students were treated for exposure to the gas after security guards used it to break up a fight.
Cathy Gieseker faces 12 state charges and three federal charges in the case.
The governor said the cuts were necessary in light of lowered state revenues. Three positions were eliminated, and employees are voluntarily taking a 20 percent pay reduction.