The prosecutor called the accused a "coward" who shot the state trooper in the back in 2005, while the defense attorney argued the wrong man is on trial.
The $312 million midyear spending bill was approved Tuesday and is now heading to Nixon.
His proposal would use $2 million from the finance board to establish a loan pool that could provide up to $25,000 each to businesses with five employees or fewer.
$196,000 was stolen from the Carl Junction school district after a computer virus enabled cyber thieves to access the district account.
The school will triple the number of classes offered and will reduce tuition by almost 40 percent.
Four suspects have been taken into custody.
Willie, a Quaker parrot, was honored with a Red Cross Animal Lifesaver Award.
Among the bill's provisions: It would be a crime to bully a woman or a teen into having an abortion. Opponents blocked action with a five-hour filibuster.
Tyco asserts that Motorola's bid to improve radio communication for first responders will cost $20 to $30 million more than the original $81.7 million contract.
Her husband is accused of second-degree murder of one of the four children he allegedly fathered with his teenage daughter, authorities said.
Sunset Hills officer Christine L. Miller was off-duty when involved in the accident that killed four students from India. Highway Patrol investigators have indicated that alcohol was involved, but test results won't be back for weeks.
Tax return preparation company expects more work as April 15 nears.
The extra money is tacked on for reaching incentives in his contract, including advancing to the Sweet 16.
The Scott County Sheriff's Department will be the first in the state to use the technology.
Nursing homes have become dumping grounds for young and middle-age people with mental illness, an arrangement that sometimes leads to violence, according to an Associated Press analysis. Missouri was among the states with the steepest increases in housing mentally ill patients.
Nationally, Missouri has the third most rapidly growing number of mentally ill patients in nursing homes. A 2008 report found Missouri has a "serious" shortage of beds for menal health treatment.
MU's licensing agent has asked a South Dakota high school to phase out their tiger mascot because it is too close to the university's logo. The high school has decided to pick a new tiger design and is taking submissions from students and faculty.
Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon has experienced difficulty working the Republican-led legislature, especially in his top priorities: job creation, health care and higher education.
A push to rename one block of Missouri Street in honor of former KU football coach Don Fambrough is being met with mixed reactions by city commissioners.
The state House is considering a version of the spending plan that would cut teacher development funds as well funding for regional development centers and their programs. Legislators will vote on the plan next week.