The University of Missouri-St. Louis said the gift is the largest in the university's 42-year history.
Tests Monday and Wednesday showed Jade, a 23-month-old Asian elephant at the St. Louis Zoo, had herpesviral DNA, which can be fatal. The zoo said they began treating her immediately with anti-viral medication.
A bill that provides prosecutors the option of seeking life without parole for those who rape or sodomize a child will go to vote once more in the Senate before moving to the House.
Attorneys will make closing arguments, then the jury will get the case involving Owen Welty, one of the youngest people ever tried as an adult in Missouri.
Rep. Ray Salva said revenue numbers put out by the Missouri Gaming Commission were fabricated to show 10 percent growth, while gambling numbers in other states are falling.
Joe Ernest Phillips pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a woman during a traffic stop in 2006. Phillips, who was an auxiliary police officer in Velda City at the time, will face sentencing April 30.
The Missouri Department of Transportation said that some roads in Wright, Ozark, Howell, Douglas and Texas counties are closed.
Because of the increasingly difficult economic situation, the state is reopening the St. Louis unemployment office to deal with an influx of claims for unemployment benefits. The office will open on Feb. 23.
Three resource centers have opened to help those suffering from a Jan. 27 ice storm.
Rep. Jeanette Oxford, a lesbian, has served four years on the Special Standing Committee on Children and Families and had expected to be reappointed, but the House speaker chose someone else. Oxford wants to know why.
Missouri gas prices have increased 17 cents since last month because of refinery costs, not the cost of crude oil.
Nixon's first summit as Governor indicated that both he and Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius are looking at ways to to create jobs and rethink the region's financial future.
Critics have argued that Proposition A, which repealed gambling loss limits, was unfairly presented on last November's ballot.
Rep. Tim Jones, R-Eureka, proposed legislation that would increase penalities for violators of the Missouri Sunshine law, including a $3,000 increase in the fine to those who purposely violate the law.
Opening statements began in the murder trial of Owen Welty, a 15-year-old boy accused of shooting his neighbor in Stoddard County in 2006. He was thirteen when he was charged with first-degree murder.
Despite some complaints, the Missouri Senate approved Linda Marinez, an attorney from St. Louis, as Nixon's economic development director.
Rep. Bryan Stevenson caused a stir in the Missouri House by referring to the Civil War as the "War of Northern Aggression."
Cliff Village's new ordinance allows for the possession of a few ounces of marijuana with a doctor's approval.
The Senate confirmed Linda Martinez as the governor's economic development director, over the objection of Sen. Scott Rupp, R-Wentzville, who said Martinez "appears to be pro-illegal immigration."
The 104-year-old A.R. Ponder House sustained a large amount of damage in a fire Monday. The cause of the fire has not been determined.