ST. LOUIS — Missouri and Illinois ended years of bickering Thursday over how to pay for a new Mississippi River bridge and at what cost, announcing a deal for a new four-lane, $640 million span meant to ease congestion at one of the nation's busiest crossings.
Citing a shortage of teachers, senators passed legislation late Wednesday making it easier for people lacking education degrees to gain approval to teach in Missouri’s public schools.
Senate President Pro Tem Michael Gibbons said his bill targets cases in which property taxes rise as a result of reassessments in property values.
Missouri lawmakers are considering a bill to make testifying in court more comfortable for children.
ST. LOUIS — After years of wrangling between Missouri and Illinois, plans for a new Mississippi River bridge at St. Louis will be announced on Thursday.
IRVINE, Calif. — An arrest warrant for St. Louis Cardinals utilityman Scott Spiezio was issued by local police on six charges stemming from a crash in late December. The warrant filed Tuesday alleged driving under influence, driving under the influence with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, hit and run, aggravated assault, assault and battery.
A second person who has represented Columbia in Missouri’s legislature has joined the campaign for the 9th Congressional District. Ken Jacob, a former member of the Missouri House and Senate, said he has opened an exploratory committee with every intention of entering the race.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder signed a bill on Tuesday that allots nearly $31.2 million to assist in needed construction at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center and Medical Education Center at MU. Kinder also designated about $15 million for the University of Missouri-Kansas City for a new state-of-the-art pharmacy and nursing building.
CREVE COEUR — A suburban St. Louis mayor who was shot twice in the head by a disgruntled resident at a city council meeting will be released from the hospital Wednesday.
JEFFERSON CITY — The nation's drive toward alternative fuels carries a danger many communities have been to slow to recognize: Ethanol fires are harder to put out than gasoline ones and require a special type of firefighting foam.
CHICAGO — Federal immigration officials in Chicago say they've arrested 30 illegal immigrants in Illinois with outstanding deportation orders as part of a multistate operation that included Missouri.
Senate Minority Leader Maida Coleman proposed a hot-weather relief rule for those struggling to pay utility bills.
Tuesday is the first day candidates can register to run for election. About 350 people are expected to file Tuesday.
In light of recent high-profile dogfighting cases, such as the incident involving Michael Vick and an October dogfighting bust in Stoddard County, Missouri senators are looking to tackle legislation that would expand the state’s dogfighting laws.
Mary Still, a longtime Columbia resident, is running for the 25th district seat that Judy Baker will vacate.
Twins and other multiple-birth siblings would be allowed to be in the same classroom, as long as their parents request it in a timely fashion, under a bill that has been introduced in the state House.
ST. LOUIS — A group of researchers led by Washington University will announce that it has mapped the genetic sequence of the corn plant.
A survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City confirms the strength in rural real estate values, with a decrease in urban real estate values.
Baker's announcement places her among two Democratic and three Republican candidates running for the seat in Congress.
Faced with rising numbers in the amount of accidents caused by deer, Cape Girardeau may allow bowhunting of deer.