However, there is a lawsuit pending in Missouri appeals court that would force the state to spend more of the money on life science research.
The Secret Service and authorities from southeast Missouri are investigating Internet threats against President Obama, local officers and a school. The threats were made Tuesday as four postings on Topix, an Internet message board with a Poplar Bluff local page.
The rescue happened near Center, southwest of Hannibal on Thursday evening. The car was found on a bridge surrounded by water for several hundred yards.
The 24-year-old man charged with shooting a mail carrier in the head and shoulders will remain in the facility until able to assist in his own defense at trial.
The university in St. Louis will not send a group of students to study in Mexico this summer because of the swine flu.
The National Archives' display begins May 23 and focuses on the Spanish flu, which began in Kansas 91 years ago and killed 50 million people.
Democrats opposing the bill charged that it was filled with pork projects that unnecessarily spent federal funds.
MU College Republicans and College Democrats co-sponsored a discussion on the effects of concealed-carry legislation Thursday night in Middlebush Auditorium.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said a Kansas City-area woman in her 30s has the swine flu. State health officials said a 19-year-old man in the same area may also have the virus.
Missouri received the money as part of a nationwide settlement with tobacco companies from 1998. This year's annual payment brings Missouri's total receipts from the settlement to $1.5 billion.
House members have defeated a plan to spend $336 million of federal stimulus money on various projects across Missouri, calling the spending "pork."
Former Gov. Matt Blunt will join former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft's law and consulting firm.
J. Dale Youngs worked in the Missouri Attorney General's office while Gov. Jay Nixon was attorney general.
Officials said a 19-year-old Missouri man who visited a Nebraska health care center for another health condition probably has the virus.
Representative Rob Schaaf, a physician from St. Joseph, warned school children not to come to the Capitol in the last two weeks of the legislative session to prevent an outbreak of swine flu.
Producers believe the unfortunately named swine flu is the cause of recent steep declines in pork prices, despite the virus' irrelevance to the species. President Barack Obama has aknowledged this problem, and stated Wednesday that his administration would no longer refer to the virus as swine flu.
The Missouri House restored $31.2 million for the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center on Wednesday, two days after a House committee stripped the facility of the funds. The funding was reinserted into the $1.6 billion federal stimulus spending bill.
The popular lake in northeast Missouri will get a federally-funded, $5.5 million makeover in the form of a 6,000-square-foot visitor's center.
$8.4 million has been collected by transportation districts through added sales tax over the past three years. But all the money doesn't go to road projects.
State officials have identified one probable case of swine flu in Platte County north of Kansas City. Gov. Jay Nixon announced the first possible case of the flu strand in Missouri at a news conference Wednesday evening.