The court's unanimous ruling said the same-sex marriage ban violates rights of gay and lesbian couples. It will take at least 21 days for the ruling to be considered final, which leaves several weeks until gay and lesbian couples can seek marriage licenses.
The bill, which all but five Democrats voted against, would call a special election if a statewide offical left office during his or her term.
Meanwhile, the curators' Finance Committee voted to keep both tuition rates for undergraduate and graduate students at the same rate from fiscal year 2009 for fiscal year 2010.
Under the resolution, 4,800 Missouri sex offenders who committed crimes before 1995 would be added to the registry.
The university cited an agreement between Gov. Jay Nixon and Missouri colleges and universities to not raise fees for the 2009-10 school year.
The new segment will allow hikers and bicyclists to use the trail from Pleasant Hill to St. Charles in St. Louis.
Authorities recovered the dogs, as well as three primates, after they were called to the Winston property Monday over reports of an angry chimp. The chimp was fatally shot by a deputy.
Police Chief William Karabas said that the man who drove his car into a Florissant nursing home did so intentionally. The crash injured the driver and one unidentified resident of the facility.
Cement masons union members are on strike again in Kansas City at Arrowhead and Kauffman stadiums. The strike could impact the location of the Kansas City Chiefs home games in the upcoming season.
Illinois man George Chestnut, 46, is facing a four-count indictment after allegedly robbing a Cape Girardeau bank twice in October.
The project will launch April 25 and is expected to cost about $250,000. The 6-acre plot of land is half-owned by the city and half-owned by a church.
The new code was an attempt to address complaints that the Power and Light District's dress code discriminated against minorities, according to reports from the Kansas City Star.
The company was accused of overcharging Kansas City customers. The company also fraudulently advertised itself using 16 different names.
Video surveillance from a nearby building shows the 47-year-old man being beaten. He was left in the street in downtown Kansas City.
The woman is accused taking out loans for $139,000 in two of her daughters' names. Police also say she forged her 71-year-old mother's name for a co-signer on the loans.
The bill, which would transfer ownership of the Mid-Missouri Mental Health Center to MU, now goes to the Missouri Senate. With approval, the hospital stands to receive $2,700 a day per bed in federal reimbursements as a teaching hospital on campus. That figure currently is $300.
A 62-cent federal tax increase on cigarettes that went into effect April 1 has some smokers thinking April may be a good time to kick the habit.
Here's what other publications have to say about the chimp's death and the puppy mill's discovery.
After being sent back to its originating committee, a bill that would mandate insurance coverage for autistic children is unlikely to be considered again because of a backlog of bills to be reviewed before the General Assembly adjourns May 15.
About 35,000 custodial parents would benefit from the proposed health care plan. The legislation needs another Senate vote to move to the House.