Eight-year-old Muchana apparently pulled apart some climbing rope and it became wrapped around his neck, a zoo official said.
Business owners and residents in the Ozarks are worried about water levels one year after significant flooding. Corps officials do not want to lower water levels for fear of lack of spring rains.
According to the Kansas City Star, Gov. Jay Nixon is paying staff members from departments other than the office of the governor. Additionally, Nixon is also paying staff members more than his predecessors received under former Gov. Matt Blunt.
County prosecuting attorney estimates $400,000 to $500,000 has been stolen since 2004.
The man asked for a lesser charge, which would have made him eligible for parole, on the grounds that he didn't intend to kill her.
O'Connor, the first woman appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court, was the keynote speaker during an MU law review symposium Friday.
After losing 11,500 jobs in January, Missourians are looking at the highest unemployment rate since 1984.
James Lowe, 71, had refused to let Justin Lowe, then 23, take his car to Iowa.
Curt and Deborah Sleeper bought a cave in Festus in 2004, which they converted into a home. But they've got a big payment coming due on the property and don't think they can afford it. If they can't secure new financing, they've got a backup plan — eBay.
Under current law, Missouri utilities must wait until a new power plant is online before charging electric customers for the cost of building it. The Legislature is considering a bill that would let them charge for the capital costs during construction.
The million-dollar industry is difficult to fit into a legal category, such as fraud, making it nearly impossible to convict anyone, said Zora Aubochon, assistant commissioner for the state Higher Education Department.
For the second time in 17 months, a Kansas City funeral home had to return a homicide victim's body that was mistakenly ruled a natural death by the medical examiner.
A report released this week says that 1 in 6 Missourians needed federal aid for food in January. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that January's totals were the highest ever.
Legislative leaders are debating whether or not to add more stimulus money to Missouri's unemployment program because they fear that businesses would shoulder a higher tax burden.
While the limit would cap property taxes for homeowners, it could also cause budget issues in Missouri school districts.
About 575 workers laid off from April through December are expected to get skills assessments, training and help looking for new jobs.
Budget withholdings announced by the governor recently mean millions less for the state's tourism department. Director R.B. Smith says it will mean less promotion for Missouri tourism this summer.
Larry Clay Jr., 33, of St. Louis is wanted after failing to appear in court Wednesday. He is charged with felony child abuse resulting in death and, according to authorities, had agreed to plead guilty. A 16-month-old died five years ago while in his care.
Gov. Nixon's plan to build on the state's health care program was rejected Wednesday by the House Budget Committee. A crowd had gathered outside the Capitol to support the health care expansion, and lawmakers debated whether the state has enough money for the project.