Lt. Jerry Bledsoe has been following leads on the 1979 disappearance of Cheryl Anne Scherer.
The approval of the proposal, which would allocate $700 million to university construction projects through bonds, comes as a House committee considers using federal money for the projects, whose funding was suspended earlier this year.
The siblings died of carbon monoxide poisoning after their two-story Callaway County home caught on fire early Friday morning.
Contaminated mining sites in southwest Missouri and southeast Kansas will each receive between $10 million and $25 million to accelerate cleanup, the EPA said.
Missouri River Relief, a volunteer river cleanup organization, will clean up part of the Missouri River in Rocheport on Saturday.
The Missouri House of Representatives on Thursday passed a bill that would place on the 2010 ballot a measure to increase Missouri's state sales tax and eliminate its state income and corporate taxes.
Two years after a 32-person killing at Virginia Tech University, the Missouri House passed a bill that, among other gun-related proposals, would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the state's college campuses.
The measure, which would provide coverage to an estimated 35,000 uninsured patients, sparked a philosophical debate about the government's role in providing universal health care.
At a town-hall style meeting at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Vice President Joe Biden said the adminstration will explore ways to make higher education more affordable, possibly with low-interest loans against 529s and by extending tax credits.
Starting Monday, a judge is to decide whether to give life in prison or the death penalty to the 38-year-old Tennessee man who last year pleaded guilty to the May 2006 rape and strangling of Tiffany Souers, 20, who attended college in South Carolina.
While in Missouri, the vice president will also visit a Boys & Girls Club to announce a new job training program.
More than 100 dogs and three primates were seized in Daviess County. The dogs are at the Humane Society in St. Louis, and some will be put up for adoption next week.
The former deputy sheriff, who is on parole for a kidnapping conviction, is suspected of killing a Cape Girardeau woman in 1979.
One of the suspects in the beating death of a Hannibal man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and felonious restraint. The suspect will also cooperate in the case against the other man charged in the killing.
A two-story home was fully engulfed in flames when Holt's Summit firefighters arrived at about 3 a.m. Friday. No names have been released.
View photos from Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday.
Vice President Joe Biden announced $4 billion in federal grants for smart grid technology during the Thursday afternoon visit.
Vice President Joe Biden visited ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday. The plant employs about 650 people and has been working with Wind Capital Group to build Lost Creek Wind Farm, located near Maryville.
Missourians rallying at "tea parties" from Hannibal to Jefferson City were among many other demonstrators across the country who were protesting government spending.
Gus Kolilis was so open to sharing his knowledge that he was responsible for the rapid growth of child fatality review boards across the country, said Terri Covington, head of the National Resource Center on Child Death Review.