About 100,000 power outages were reported in the aftermath of a two-day winter storm, which also was blamed for six deaths.
Missouri is beginning to offer tax deductions for residents who have their homes audited for energy efficiency.
The river bottom has fallen at an increasing rate over the last decade. A new study next month may help determine the primary causes and ways of fixing the problem. As of now, some bridges and levees could be in future danger.
Linemen from Columbia Water and Light traveled Wednesday to the city of Campbell in southeast Missouri to help repair lines damaged Tuesday morning during a winter storm that left the city's customers without power and under three inches of ice.
Missouri Republican lawmakers didn't completely agree with Gov. Jay Nixon's health care proposals as outlined in his State of the State speech, while Nixon's plan for job creation drew a better reception.
The text of Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.
The text of Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder's response to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's State of the State speech.
The increased rates will bring in an additional $162.6 million in revenue for the company.
An envelope with a suspicious-looking substance arrived at the District Court in Kansas City on Tuesday. After it was deemed not hazardous, the FBI and U.S. Postal Service began looking into the matter.
Federal charges have been filed against a former fitness trainer in Springfield accused of secretly videotaping female athletes nude.
The Senate rules committee voted to let the full chamber decide whether or not to change the rules barring them from using laptop computers on the Senate floor.
Defense Secretary Gates told Sen. Claire McCaskill Tuesday morning that he would be "happy to look into" the problem. Eight soldiers at Fort Leonard Wood were convicted by court martial in 2008 of illegal drug use or distribution.
The defendant is charged with raping a 7-year-old girl and then leaving her to die in a burning house.
Judge Shaw, who has served on the court of appeals since 2002, is stepping down to work at a St. Louis law firm. Nominees to replace Shaw will be selected on March 13.
A winter weather advisory for Boone County was updated Monday night to extend to 6 p.m. Tuesday by the National Weather Service. Columbia residents can expect 1 to 3 inches of snow by Tuesday morning, according to the advisory.
With Gov. Jay Nixon slated to present his State of the State address Tuesday evening in Jefferson City, state government leaders from both political parties are awaiting his budget and legislative recommendations.
Representatives from the funeral industry urged Senate committee members Monday to increase regulation on funeral homes and pre-need contracts in Missouri. Others offering support, including the attorney general's office, recognized the bill is a work in progress and there are concerns about some provisions. No one spoke against the bill.
Sales of existing homes in the Midwest were down almost 5 percent in December compared with a year ago, and the median sale price fell to $140,800, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. Nationally, sales increased about 1 percent compared with December 2007, and the median sale price was $175,400.
Special investigators looking into the e-mail practices of former Gov. Matt Blunt's office have missed a court deadline to report their findings Monday morning.