Barring legislative rejection of the plan, Gov. Jay Nixon will consolidate various scholarship and grant programs under the Department of Higher Education. Nixon also seeks to extend free tuition under the A+ Schools Program beyond community college.
State lawmakers are hoping to pass proposals to clarify ballot summaries by creating a bipartisan review commission and prohibit pay-per-signature petition circulators. A similar bill banning circulators earning money for each signature passed in the house last year, but died in the Senate.
The mother of the Harrisonville girl who was allegedly molested by her father may face more charges in addition to the one count of endangering the welfare of a child she faces now.
Missouri lawmakers' proposals would make some petitions harder to pass by prohibiting per-signature circulators in hopes of preventing fraud.
The bill would provide business incentives and tax breaks to employers.
Paula Hall, 42, of Sparta, was convicted of first-degree murder in the death of 68-year-old Freda Heyn of Oldfield. A man accused of cleaning up the crime scene is still at large.
Counties are paid $22 per day when the state requires county jails to house prisoners, but county officials say their costs are closer to $40 per day.
A Cape Girardeau man pleaded guilty to poisoning his neighbor's dog for barking at night.
An eighth-grader at Westview Middle School outside St. Louis was found to have an unloaded gun in his possession at school Wednesday morning. Parents of students at the school were notified of the incident.
The legislation, which needs another vote before moving to the Senate, includes an expansion of a popular tax incentive program for employers who add well-paying jobs with health insurance benefits.
Christopher Piersee, 24, is charged with two counts of second-degree murder.
The man said he confused his 13-year-old daughter for his wife after drinking too much during the Super Bowl.
Authorities say the wife of a Harrisonville man who fathered four children with his teenage daughter did little to stop the girl's sexual abuse.
If a city council resolution goes through, R. Wayne Steckelberg, 74, who has worked at the Kansas City shelter previously, will take over. Giving control to Steckelberg is expected to save the city $200,000 annually.
A new faith-based lobbyist group called the Long Spoons Coalition has organized through Missouri Impact, an association that advocates for public policy based on religious and moral ideas. The coalition's first initiative is supporting a tax revision bill.
A former federal nuclear regulator said Tuesday that reversing existing Missouri law would raise electric bills for business and residential customers and reduce the money available for creating jobs and spurring economic development.
Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, filibustered the confirmation of Gov. Jay Nixon's economic development director on Wednesday citing concerns about her position on illegal immigration.
Business and government leaders who are Gov. Jay Nixon's economic stimulus council met Wednesday to discuss Missouri's best options.
Staff Sgt. Brad Skelton and Sgt. Matthew Straughter will be honored for their military service on Friday at the Ike Skelton Training Site.
Missouri Transportation Director Pete Rahn said he thinks a stricter seat belt violation law could help save lives. In the past four years, 2,183 people died in Missouri traffic accidents while not wearing seat belts.