Wasson, 75, maintained his civic duties until a few weeks ago, his wife said.
A park will be built on the site where a 3-year-old's remains were found.
The Missouri Department of Conservation is considering buying Marquette Island, located on the Mississippi River, south of Cape Girardeau. The island provides habitat for the endangered least tern and shelter for the endangered pallid sturgeon.
House Bill 22, released on Friday, includes only $31 million of University of Missouri System requests for funding from the federal stimulus.
More than $341 million of UM requests would have been for MU, its extension programs and other facilities located in Columbia, such as those under MU Health Care.
AmerenUE suspended its plans Thursday to build an estimated $6 billion nuclear power plant in Callaway County, citing a filibuster in the Missouri Senate and the economic downturn as reasons for halting the project.
State Rep. Brian Munzlinger, R-Williamstown, discusses why he thinks the amendment he presented that would allow concealed weapons to be carried on college campuses is a good idea.
The proposed tax reduction would average out to a $500 savings per taxpayer by lowering the income tax rate from 6 percent to 5.5 percent over the next two years.
So far, the honey bees that have colonized the Cape Girardeau elementary school have stung no students.
After a monkey escaped from a southwest Missouri animal rescue farm, Greene County officials began looking into the legality of keeping multiple exotic animals on the property.
The 16-year-old was at bat Tuesday when a pitch hit him just below the helmet, and he collapsed.
The accused killer began a disturbance aimed at the prosecution while they were offering evidence in court on Thursday. The man had to be restrained and taken out of the courtroom.
Jackie Noel disappeared after he and three others were involved in a theft at a Dollar General store. Noel got out of a car and ran into the woods. Police suspect he died of a drug overdose.
The mother, Rebecca Albrecht, took the 11-year-old girl from her father's home in Jefferson City and kept her hidden for nearly a month.
The first robbery happened early Wendnesday morning in southeast Missouri and the second happened in Tennessee an hour and a half later. The description of the assailant was the same.
While the plants experience an annual two-week shutdown in the summer, signaling the changing of the model year, 13 of GM's 22 North American plants will experience a longer shutdown this year to allow them to cut inventory.
Bishop Robert Carlson, named Tuesday to the St. Louis archdiocese, replaced a bishop in Saginaw who spoke of the church's need to re-examine its stance on abortion, birth control and the ordination of women.
AmerenUE, the St. Louis-based utility, announced Thursday it will no longer pursue building a second reactor at its mid-Missouri nuclear power plant. Permission to construct it hinged on legislation being passed that state lawmakers said Wednesday would not be revisited in the current legislative session.
The state has flexibility with about $2 billion of stimulus money. House Republicans want some of that to go back to taxpayers.
Sheriff Keith Moore is investigating why 15 dogs were found dead Wednesday throughout East Prairie, in southeast Missouri. Local pet owners suspect someone left bags of poisoned meat on the roads. More dogs are missing, and some owners say it's not a new problem.
David Griggs and his wife owed about $200,000 with nearly no assets, according to a December bankruptcy filing. David Griggs faces federal charges of embezzling nearly $10,000 from Nixa. He is a former streets department worker for the city.