Missouri is seeking to borrow as much as $260 million from the federal government to bail out an unemployment benefits fund that is expected to go belly up next week.
Nixon announced the appointment Monday. The circuit covers Caldwell, Clinton, Daviess, DeKalb and Livingston counties.
At the height of last week's storm, when ice and snow paralyzed the region, 127,000 customers were without power. All but about 44,000 homes and businesses in storm-whipped southern Missouri have had power restored. The homes left will be the most difficult to restore power to, say utility officials.
After a prolonged debate Monday in the Senate, the chamber decided to continue its ban on laptops on the chamber floor.
Traffic violations have decreased yearly since 2006. Many variables have contributed to the decline, including high summer gas prices and vacancies within the Columbia Police Department's traffic unit.
For starters, the governor doesn't have control over about one-quarter the jobs he wants to eliminate. On the other hand, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder may be overstating the size of the cuts he says the governor has already made.
Extension officials fear that a large cut to the program would have lasting negative impacts.
The recalls cover Bear Naked's Appalachian Trail Mix products, Clif Bar's CLIF and LUNA bars and Ice Cream Spealties' novelties. NutriSystem is expanding its recall of its Peanut Butter Granola Bar and Best Brands is recalling more of its peanut butter frozen cookie dough.
Sen. McCaskill chastised Wall Street executives for handing out billions of dollars of federal bailout money for bonuses. McCaskill's compensation plan, which was referred to a Senate committee, would force companies to implement a compensation cap for their employees.
Two people were killed in a car wreck on a Callaway County road. The victims were identified as Shawn M. Sumner, 17, of Williamsburg, and Kimberly K. Hall, 50, of Fulton.
The Missouri National Guard was sent to southeast Missouri to assist with debris cleanup and power generation after the recent ice storm. On Friday, President Barack Obama approved a request for a federal emergency declaration.
Seventeen students staff the store and get paid for hours they work after the school day.
The boy was at a farm on a snow day when he was run over.
A pregnant woman was among the five wounded, though none suffered serious injuries.
Seven hunters face misdemeanor criminal charges for allegedly killing protected migratory birds in central Missouri.
Almost 90 locations around the state will accept people's mercury-containing items.
The Mountain Grove Walmart will likely reopen Friday if an inspector declares it safe.
Investigators looking into former Gov. Matt Blunt's e-mail practices are protected by the state's legal expense fund, according to the attorney general's office. The investigators now are expected to file a report on their findings.
A Walmart Supercenter in Branson has reopened after a structural evaluation found the snow-laden roof to be safe.