Brandy Mabery of De Soto is accused of beating her boyfriend's son until he went into cardiac arrest.
A woman inadvertently drank lye in a meth lab with the two men and died more than 10 days later.
All of the suspect bridges will be repaired or replaced by 2014.
Dangerous dogs would have to be spayed or neutered and ownership of a pit bull would be illegal.
The accused is facing two counts of statutory rape and police are investigating three additional claims.
The two men are charged with murdering a 22-year-old Pottersville man, putting him in a trunk and setting the car on fire.
Harrell Johnson was sentenced to life in prison without parole, despite his claim that he is innocent in the killing Erica Green, who was known as "Precious Doe" for four years.
St. Louis County and parts of eastern Missouri are experiencing a spike in cases of whooping cough this year. There have been 146 cases compared to eight last year, with the blame being placed on fading immunizations. Proposal to fight outbreak includes new booster shots for older children.
State representatives Judy Baker and Jeff Harris are among the Missouri Democrats who lost their bids for office and are now helping Gov.-elect Jay Nixon search for personnel.
Trevor L. Blackann, 34, pleaded guilty to hiding gifts and money he recieved from lobbyists. Blackann was a former legislative aide to Missouri Sen. Kit Bond and Rep. Roy Blunt.
A company in Joplin that works with explosives is expanding due to a $15 million contract with the Defense Department. The expansion is expected to bring dozens of new jobs.
Health officials to call for vaccinations as the number of whooping cough cases, especially in children 14 and younger, have risen in St. Louis County.
The Police Board voted to strip funding on the gun buyback program aimed to reduce the number of guns on the streets.
The resignations of more than half the staff were triggered by arguments with an officer regarding equipment spending.
The owner of Greenleaf LLC in Neosho pleaded guilty to federal charges of illegally distributing pesticides. He will have to pay a $200,000 fine for distributing more than 2 million pounds of pesticides and rodenticides with altered or removed labels.
The uncertain future of Detroit's Big Three automakers stoked selling for investors, causing both the Dow Jones and S&P 500 to slip to 2003 levels.
A day after being selected to head the Office of Administration by Jay Nixon, Kelvin Simmon cut his ties with the lobbyist group Swope Community Enterprises.
The former rivals met to discuss state audits, transportation projects and security issues.
A decrease in tax revenue could mean a $73 million shortfall for the Missouri Department of Transportation this fiscal year.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder urged the governor to call a special session after the Nov. 4 election to help Missourians struggling to pay their utility bills.