A new St. Louis Post-Dispatch/KMOV poll of 800 likely Missouri voters conducted this week shows the race is about even, with McCain at 47 percent and Obama at 46 percent.
Danny Wayne Gladden, former Crawford County collector, was convicted of federal tax evasion. He could face five years in prison.
Lee's Summit police said 29-year-old Sweet Cherry Ann Halliburton told them she smothered her son. Investigators said Halliburton previously had two infants whose deaths were ruled as sudden infant death syndrome.
Springfield's Missouri State University has seen a 1.3 percent increase in enrollment over last year.
A 12-year-old suburban St. Louis boy is in critical condition after collapsing on the field during football practice.
Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof says he supports the creation of regional child support enforcement units.
The national offices of Kappa Alpha and Sigma Nu suspended the local clubs following an off-campus party that resulted in arrests and the hospitalization of one man for alcohol poisoning.
Missouri's first scheduled execution in three years may have its current stay extended.
Nicholas Sheley is charged with killing eight people in Missouri and Illinois. A judge is giving attorneys until Wednesday to agree on an expert to evaluate whether Sheley is fit to stand trial in the murder of 65-year-old Ronald Randall.
Police say the dogs were abandoned by a woman in pens without food or water. The Humane Society says it took 119 animals from the woman four years ago.
The Missouri governor said the president's plan is not the right option for reforming the country's economy.
When Missouri Right To Life, an anti-abortion rights organization, publishes its endorsements for statewide offices next week, neither the Republican or Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor will be on that list, a group spokesperson said Wednesday.
Gov. Matt Blunt said he's not ruling out another run for public office, and to that end, will not close his campaign accounts. Blunt currently has more than $1.23 million on hand from his previous campaign.
A survey of farmers and ranchers released Thursday by the nonprofit Missouri Rural Crisis Center shows that one in five reported financial problems caused in part by spiraling health care costs.
Cole County Prosecutor Mark Richardson is contesting a judge's ruling that he owes $132,000 in unpaid alimony and child support.
A Missouri teenager is charged with killing an elderly couple and setting their home on fire in a $70 robbery on June 5, 2006.
The Missouri Board of Pharmacy on Wednesday took no action against Justus Drugstore: A Restaurant. The board earlier this year ordered the restaurant's owners to drop drugstore from its name, relying on a state law that prohibits businesses from using that term, along with "pharmacy" and "apothecary," unless they employ a licensed pharmacist.
In 2005, Blunt's administration issued a new travel policy. It requires employees to use state vehicles or rental cars whenever they are cheaper than reimbursing employees for using their personal vehicles.