Supporters of Missouri proposals to reform laws on the use eminent domain can begin working to get their measures on the 2014 state ballot.
A Randolph County judge has refused to lower the $500,000 cash bond for the former CEO of a failed factory project in Moberly who is facing felony fraud charges.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says his office is starting a new review of the state Department of Conservation.
A University of Missouri researcher says the number of wineries in the state more than tripled over the past decade.
Missouri hospitals report providing a record $1.1 billion of uncompensated care to patients in 2011.
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is shuffling some positions within his administration.
A new five-story residential hall at the University of Missouri is scheduled to open in 2015.
The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the new dorm will help the university keep up with record-setting freshman classes.
Construction of the 92,000-square-foot building is scheduled to begin in September 2013. Current designs call for single and double rooms as well as study areas and common spaces.
Freshmen have to live on campus and are given higher priority for housing. The Columbia campus has experienced record numbers of freshmen for several years.
Missouri utility regulators have approved a $260 million rate increase for electric customers of Ameren Missouri.
The rate increase approved Wednesday could mean an extra $10 a month on an average residential bill when it takes effect in January.
It's intended to cover such things as the utility's rising fuel costs, infrastructure improvements, vegetation trimming and storm repairs.
About $90 million of the rate increase will go toward energy efficiency programs that could ultimately save money for residents and businesses.
Missouri Republican leaders say it would be difficult to follow Michigan's lead in passing a "right-to-work" law that prohibits union dues as a condition for employment.
The University of Missouri will have three graduates in the U.S. Senate for at least the next six years.