Missouri tobacco tax foes cite cost to cities, counties

A study by an MU economist assumes a higher state tax will decrease sales of tobacco products, thus decreasing sales tax revenues for cities and counties.

Man in custody after Springfield church standoff

Lt. Scott Umbarger said a priest called police about 9 p.m. Tuesday to say someone was destroying property inside the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Missouri appeals court orders new trial in tobacco case

The court on Tuesday threw out a $1.5 million punitive judgment the company was ordered to pay to the family of Barbara Smith.

Kansas City man gets life in prison for double murder

Twenty-year-old Todd B. Fonville was sentenced Tuesday for the April 2011 deaths of Jose Morales and Debeney Kreiling.

FACT CHECK: Presidential debate missteps

In the first presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are stretching the truth.