Committee passes bill allowing legislators to carry firearms in Capitol

The bill passed by the Senate General Laws Committee still needs to be read on the Senate floor and voted on. Sen. Dan Clemens, R-Marshfield, said he expects to hear a vote on the bill by the beginning of next week.

Missouri Senate decides to let residents vote on insurance mandate

The Missouri Senate passed a bill Tuesday that would give Missouri residents the opportunity to vote on the federal health insurance mandate. Before it can appear on the ballot, however, it needs House approval.

Anheuser-Busch to be NFL beer sponsor

MillerCoors and the NFL have decided to part ways after this season. Bud Light's sponsorship will begin in the 2011 season.

Bill lets Missouri pharmacies refuse to sell 'Plan B'

The Missouri House voted 109-42 to allow pharmacies to decide whether they want to stock the morning after pill.

Several interested in developing new Missouri casino

The Missouri Gaming Commission plans to meet in mid-May to discuss the possibility of another casino opening after the President Casino closes this summer.

Plan to raise levees along Mississippi River meets opposition

Missouri counties whose levees are not included in the plan to raise levees along the upper Mississippi River are unhappy.

VIDEO: MU honors outstanding athletes at ROARS

In addition to individual recognitions, the department of athletics recognized teams for community service and best overall academic and athletic record.

Neosho chicken deboning plant to remain open, save 485 jobs

Twin Rivers Foods has decided to keep it's chicken deboning plant in Neosho open, saving 485 jobs in the town. It was reported in February that it would close. The chief operating officer has declined to say what caused the change.

Conviction overturned after man spends 20 years in prison

In February, the Missouri Supreme Court overturned a 1991 conviction of an Illinois man. After spending 20 years in prison, the man was released Friday.

City Council roundup: Other decisions made Monday night

The City Council approved a rezoning request on Grindstone Parkway; decided that one member of the Citizens Police Review Board could attend a national conference; accepted two license plate readers from the Sheriff's Department; approved plans for a regional park; allocated money for the Maplewood Barn Community Theatre; and approved plans for stormwater managment for a new Catholic high school.