Missouri Bar seeks public comments about state's judges

The Missouri Bar has set up a Web site for Missourians to rate judges. Public comments are accepted about the performance of the 62 judges who will be up for retention votes this fall. The information collected will be shared with evaluation committees.

MSSU faculty supports adding gays, lesbians to discrimination policies

Missouri Southern State University's faculty senate is supporting a proposal to add gays and lesbians to anti-discrimination policies, the faculty handbook and the university's equal opportunity employment statement.

Sedalia prohibits tobacco use in all buildings, vehicles

Sedalia has banned tobacco use inside all city property, which includes vehicles and the entire City Hall campus

Missouri Gas Energy denied appeal on tax bill

Missouri Gas Energy lost an appeal of a tax bill it received for natural gas it is storing in caverns in Oklahoma.

Campus winery holds taste test for experimental varieties

The researchers will use ratings from wine enthusiasts and producers to determine the commercial potential of the trial wine cultivars.

Missouri legislation would tighten tanning regulations

A bill sponsored by Rep. Wayne Cooper, R-Camdenton, would require tanning facilities to be licensed and prohibit people younger than 16 from tanning.

Missouri unemployment falls slightly to 9.5 percent

Unemployment in Missouri in January dropped slightly over previous months with gains in certain areas but still with losses in others.

No suspects identified in two weekend robberies

The robberies took place at Domino's Pizza on I-70 Drive and on Ripley Street in central Columbia.

Missouri Supreme Court invalidates Springfield red-light ticket

The city has stopped using its red-light cameras while leaders determine whether to ask for a rehearing or buy new ones.

St. Louis mayor supports legislation to localize police department control

Proposed legislation would allow the city of St. Louis to control its police force without state intervention.