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.
The Missouri House and Senate have interpreted the Sunshine Law not to apply to individual lawmakers — even though it does apply to the legislature as a whole, legislative committees and legislative staff.
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' campgrounds should be open by Memorial Day. The campgrounds were closed last year because of flood damage.
A Kansas man who was caught with fake IDs, Social Security cards and other counterfeit documents was sentenced to eight years and five months in prison.
A federal judge determined that a Joplin man can pay his co-defendants' legal fees and share defense attorneys in a case concerning a 43-count federal indictment alleging multiple counts of mail fraud, wire fraud, money laundering and conspiracy to commit money laundering.
A woman was killed and her husband was critically injured in the shooting on the Poplar Street Bridge.
The records of transportation development districts Broadway-Fairview and Grindstone Plaza came under review by the Missouri State Auditor's office as part of a routine statewide audit report.
Second-degree murder charges were brought against parents of child in the first prosecuted homicide of the year in Kansas City. Death was result of malnutrition, dehydration and neglect according to medical examiner's report.
The 47-year-old man has admitted to investigators he is the father of at least two of his daughter's four children. The bodies of two of the children were found in coolers on the family's property.