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.
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.
The court on Tuesday threw out a $1.5 million punitive judgment the company was ordered to pay to the family of Barbara Smith.
Twenty-year-old Todd B. Fonville was sentenced Tuesday for the April 2011 deaths of Jose Morales and Debeney Kreiling.
In the first presidential debate, both President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are stretching the truth.