Two years after a 32-person killing at Virginia Tech University, the Missouri House passed a bill that, among other gun-related proposals, would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the state's college campuses.
The measure, which would provide coverage to an estimated 35,000 uninsured patients, sparked a philosophical debate about the government's role in providing universal health care.
At a town-hall style meeting at University of Missouri-St. Louis, Vice President Joe Biden said the adminstration will explore ways to make higher education more affordable, possibly with low-interest loans against 529s and by extending tax credits.
Starting Monday, a judge is to decide whether to give life in prison or the death penalty to the 38-year-old Tennessee man who last year pleaded guilty to the May 2006 rape and strangling of Tiffany Souers, 20, who attended college in South Carolina.
While in Missouri, the vice president will also visit a Boys & Girls Club to announce a new job training program.
More than 100 dogs and three primates were seized in Daviess County. The dogs are at the Humane Society in St. Louis, and some will be put up for adoption next week.
The former deputy sheriff, who is on parole for a kidnapping conviction, is suspected of killing a Cape Girardeau woman in 1979.
One of the suspects in the beating death of a Hannibal man has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter and felonious restraint. The suspect will also cooperate in the case against the other man charged in the killing.
A two-story home was fully engulfed in flames when Holt's Summit firefighters arrived at about 3 a.m. Friday. No names have been released.
View photos from Vice President Joe Biden's visit to the ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday.
Vice President Joe Biden announced $4 billion in federal grants for smart grid technology during the Thursday afternoon visit.
Vice President Joe Biden visited ABB Transformer Factory in Jefferson City on Thursday. The plant employs about 650 people and has been working with Wind Capital Group to build Lost Creek Wind Farm, located near Maryville.
Missourians rallying at "tea parties" from Hannibal to Jefferson City were among many other demonstrators across the country who were protesting government spending.
Gus Kolilis was so open to sharing his knowledge that he was responsible for the rapid growth of child fatality review boards across the country, said Terri Covington, head of the National Resource Center on Child Death Review.
Tom Smith, an aide to Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard, runs a lucrative political consulting business. Some lawmakers see no conflict; others cry foul.
Gov. Jay Nixon's plan would use federal money to strengthen Missouri's competition for jobs against other states. A budget bill would establish a $100 million pool of money for new or expanding companies and $100 million pool to invest in small businesses and emerging technology companies.
After 58 years, the remains of Pfc. David Woodruff, who went missing during the Korean War, will be returned to Missouri.
The legislation gradually removes a cap on the interest rate banks pay on state deposits and could also make low-interest loans available to more Missouri businesses, farmers and public entities.
The "tea" in the Central Missouri Tax Day Tea Party has been adopted as an acronym, "Taxed enough already," by the political advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.
The money would be designated to fund building needs at all two-year and four-year Missouri colleges and universities. The Missouri Senate as well as voters must approve the legislation for it to go into effect. Some critics of the package think the state should avoid increasing its debt.