Legislation requiring that cigarettes be self-extinguishing is headed to Gov. Jay Nixon.
The bill would require court officials and attorneys to use words children can understand. Judges can make other accommodations, too, such as holding testimony during school hours and letting the child hold a toy or blanket while testifying.
Legislation passed by the Missouri House would require new owners of foreclosed properties to give current tenants 10 business days' warning before evicting them.
The bill would allow design and construction contracts to be rolled into one contract, possibly saving the state money.
The effectiveness of the hog industry's process of self-monitoring for disease is the subject of debate among health experts and farmers.
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education recently notified MU's School of Medicine that the school was put on probation for undisclosed reasons. The council has sixty days to write a letter outlining the problem.
A boy from Arcadia is still missing more than 24 hours after he was reported lost. Hundreds of police and volunteers are still searching for the boy, reportedly wearing a dark blue and green T-shirt and a pull-up diaper before he went missing.
The resolution proposes a constitutional amendment that would guarantee the right to vote by secret ballot in elections concerning referendums, public officials and employee representation.
Swine flu scams have surfaced on the Internet in the last few days offering everyday items at inflated prices, such as paper masks and antiseptic wash.
All of Columbia's representatives voted in favor of the bill providing $336 million. It now moves to the state Senate. If passed, the bill would fund a new building for Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and renovations to MU hospitals and clinics.
The Missouri Supreme Court granted a retrial Tuesday in the case of a state trooper who died in his Ford Crown Victoria after it exploded in a crash.
On Tuesday, a man being chased by the Missouri State Highway Patrol for making threats in an Osage County Courthouse shot himself after being ejected from his motorcycle, the Highway Patrol said.
The U.S. Labor Department gave Missouri more than $770,000 Tuesday as the final installment of a grant meant to help employees recently laid off by the auto industry. The grant, approved April 2008, amounts to just over $1.73 million.
The Missouri Supreme court set an execution date for Kenneth Baumruk who was convicted in a 1992 shooting rampage at the St. Louis County Courthouse.
The Decatur, Ill.-based company said its profit fell to $8 million, or a penny per share, in the three months ending March 31.
The blond toddler, about 3 feet tall and weighing 35 pounds, was wearing a dark blue shirt and a pull-up diaper when he left his rural southeast Missouri home Monday morning.
Investigators say that the Fenton man beat and fatally stabbed his neighbor before setting fire to the apartment building in an attempt to cover up the crime.
The Rev. Larry Rice said Monday he has made formal application to obtain the former federal building. Under federal law, an application to use a surplus federal building as a homeless shelter has priority over other potential uses.
Missouri health officials said Sunday that four more probable cases of swine flu have been identified in the Kansas City metropolitan area, bringing the total number of cases in Missouri residents to eight.