Missouri's Shire sets Big 12 record for weekly gymnastics honors

Missouri senior Sarah Shire has been named the Big 12 Conference Gymnast of the Week for the fifth time this season.

For Stephens College's Vespers, silence is golden

At Stephens College, the tradition of Vespers has been revived but modernized. So, please, leave your cell phones at the door.

COLUMN: What will be done about health care?

Since there has been nothing done to fix the health care crisis in America, does that mean it's not a big issue anymore? Only taking action now can prevent the ills of a society without health care.

Small earthquake shakes southeast Missouri

A magnitude-3.7 earthquake was detected near Sikeston.

Missouri House endorses bill to speed tax refunds

Last year, the state delayed sending tax refunds to boost cash reserves.

MU softball player earns Big 12 honor

Missouri's Chelsea Thomas was named Big 12 Softball Pitcher of the week Monday.

SHOW ME THE RECORDS: Boone County Assessor's Real and Personal Property Database

The assessor's databases provide information on every piece of real property in the county. Personal property such as cars and recreational vehicles are also listed.

Lawsuit says nonprofits given advantage in bid for license offices

A new state law giving about bidding for motor vehicle license offices gives not-for-profits an unfair advantage, says Mike Becker.

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.

Missouri women's basketball coach stepping down

Cindy Stein, in her 12th season as head coach of the Missouri women's basketball team, announced Monday she will be stepping down at the conclusion of the season.

Weatherspoon has solid performance at NFL Scouting Combine

The linebacker was a top performer at his position in several drills.