Missouri House members have approved the rules that will govern the chamber for the next two years. This year's rules give the minority Democrats more authority in picking committees in which their members will sit.
For the second time, a Missouri trial judge ruled against critics of embryonic stem cell research who want to block state funds from going to life science grants.
Two girls, ages 3 and 5, are dead after a mid-Missouri trailer fire. Firefighters from three different departments responded to the blaze around 8 a.m. Thursday. It happened in a mobile home park north of Jefferson City.
Chancellors at the four University of Missouri System campuses were sent a memo from UM President Gary Forsee on Wednesday that listed 14 specific areas where expenditures should be reduced.
The money would go to the Utilicare program, which provides home weatherization and utility assistance funds to low-income families.
Competitive bidding for license offices began Tuesday for six offices in Missouri, included the Columbia location. According to Gov. Nixon, the fee offices netted $2.7 million in processing fees last year.
Gov. Nixon's administration has started the bid process for six of the state's privately run license offices. The offices were previously awarded to political supporters.
Senators were urged by AmerenUE to repeal a voter-approved law that bans the increase of utility rates before plants are built.
The current limit for E. coli bacteria for 20,000 miles of water where people swim is more than twice the EPA-recommended level.
The media threatened to boycott the governor's first news conference if they had to leave their cell phones outside.
The decision strikes down a 2005 change in state law that prohibited participation in a psersonal care program by people who have mental disabilities.
Although he tried to focus on the economy, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's first gubernatorial news conference got sidetracked by his staff's efforts to ban reporter cell phones.
A Tuesday morning fire swept through the rural Caroll County home before firefighters arrived.
The state Supreme Court upheld a ruling that the nurses from St. Louis were forced off the job by unfair labor practices.
Renee Pernice, 35, has been missing since Jan. 2.
As many as 3,000 blind Missouri pensioners could benefit from the ruling. For some, it could mean an increase from a check of $609 a month to about $1,000 a month.
Former Rep. Neal St. Onge had landed the job in December, when he was co-chair of the Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight.
The vet from Branson, who lost both legs in Iraq when his Humvee was hit by a roadside bomb, was scheduled to receive a free house from Homes for Our Troops.
While revenues were down for the year, December's take was up 1.5 percent, the first full month after voters repealed the state's loss limit.