The attack happened during a robbery just before midnight Tuesday at a McDonald's on the city's south side.
Authorities suspect most of the fires are the work of one person or one group of people.
The House Budget Committee chairman recommended cutting $18 million in funding from Gov. Jay Nixon's budget for the University of Missouri System, including MU health care.
A Missouri lawmaker is sponsoring a new bill that would make penalities from red-light cameras equivalent to those handed out for getting pulled over by a police officer for the same offense.
A bill moved forward in the Missouri House and Senate to raise pay rates on utilties, despite opposition from Gov. Jay Nixon. The rate increase would be to fund building of a second Callaway power plant.
No one spoke against the bill discussed during a committee hearing Tuesday.
A Missouri Senate committee favors expanding the state's telemarketing no-call list to cover cell phones.
Investigators didn't refer the case to prosecutors, but their report stated that Blunt wrongfully deleted some e-mails and didn't follow Missouri's open-records laws.
However, Blunt's attorney said in a written response that the office did have appropriate document retention policies.
Francis Slay, seeking a third term, captured nearly 61.5 percent of the vote
The legislation would allow voters to cast their ballots three weeks in advance during federal elections.
A light turnout is expected to cast ballots for mayor, comptroller and aldermen in odd-numbered wards.
Former St. Joseph School District employee Courtney Rollett is accused of bursting a mentally disabled student's eardrum with the needle of a basketball pump.
Trailers that had high formaldehyde levels were supposed to be sold for scrap, but resurfaced in Jefferson County where they were offered as housing in recent weeks.
Sen. Kit Bond will join the ranks of President Gerald Ford, television journalist Walter Cronkite and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, who also have received the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award.
The committee approved the legislation after adding changes to increase consumer protection. The bill was designed to help AmerenUE build a second nuclear power plant.
The Missouri House heard arguments today in favor of a two-week period for early voting. Early voting would cost the state for an unnecessary convienence, critics countered.
An error between agencies led to 13 formaldehyde-ridden trailers being mistaken for legitimate housing. They have all been identified and and are now being sold for scrap.
Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue said that Social Security is not as dire of a situation as many in the public seem to believe. He said the economic situation is of a higher priority for the Obama administration right now, but that he hopes the administration will address the solvency issue before the 2012 elections.
The Salvation Army will paint its red kettles green for St. Patrick's Day. The kettles, along with bell-ringing volunteers, will be posted along the 1.3-mile St. Patrick's Day parade route in Kansas City to raise money for emergency assistance to people in need.