JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Statewide elected officials in Missouri would be able to spend no more than eight years in office under legislation that was approved in Senate. The governor and treasurer are already limited to two, four-year terms. The proposed constitutional amendment would extend the two-term limits to the lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and auditor.

NEW MADRID, Mo. (AP) — A southeast Missouri plant will get a $38 million expansion. The project had been postponed because of the economy, but now officials at Noranda Aluminum in New Madrid say the expansion’s back on.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Members of Kansas City’s parks board say $5 million in budget cuts will devastate parks and community centers. Officials say the proposed budget cuts could mean closed pools, minimal tree trimming and few repairs to community centers.

KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) — An assistant U.S. surgeon general will become the first dean of a new dental school in Kirksville. The Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health will open in the fall of 2013.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man now faces a murder charge after allegedly shooting a friend in the head after the friend asked him to do so. The assault charge against 21-year-old Kevin Beindorff was upgraded to second-degree murder after 18-year-old Matthew Pellegrini died yesterday. Authorities say Beindorff shot Pellegrini in the forehead Tuesday night, then drove him to a hospital.

PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) — A suburban Kansas City man has been accused of creating child pornography involving a 9-year-old girl. The Platte County prosecutor’s office says 30-year-old Raymond Appling of Ferrelview was charged with promoting child pornography and invasion of privacy. He was being held in the county jail on $75,000 cash bond yesterday.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police are reviewing surveillance footage hoping to learn who has been shooting out windows at the Kansas City Star’s downtown production facility. The newspaper reports the most recent damage was discovered yesterday morning on the west side of the building in Missouri. No employees have been hurt.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The University of Missouri Extension is offering a program aimed at helping women in agriculture. The six-week program begins next month on the Crowder Campus in Neosho. Program topics include farm record keeping, business plans and pasture leases.