UPDATE: Missouri Senate backs income tax cut, sales tax increase

New legislation could mean Missouri's most significant overhaul of tax polices in decades. The bill would gradually increase sales tax while decreasing income tax.

Royals' Hosmer to replace Teixeira in World Baseball Classic

Eric Hosmer received a text message late Tuesday asking if he'd be interested in a spot on the U.S. roster.

Southeastern Missouri reporting four rabies cases this year

The four cases this year equal the total number of January-February cases in Missouri in the previous five years.

Missouri high court hearing challenge to spending cuts

The arguments before the state Supreme Court focused on $172 million of spending cuts to education and other services announced in June 2011 by Gov. Jay Nixon.

Flyers call knives-on-planes policy 'common sense'

The changes announced by the TSA Tuesday take effect April 25. Box cutters, razor blades and knives that don't fold or that have molded grip handles will still be prohibited.

Dorsey hits ground running as Chiefs' new GM

John Dorsey and the Kansas City Chiefs have been making some moves ahead of the NFL draft.

Judge orders Salem Public Library to allow access to religious websites

The ACLU sued the library last year when Salem resident Anaka Hunter was blocked from browsing websites related to Wicca.

Missouri House backs measure aimed at child sex abuse

The measure would let prosecutors introduce evidence of past crimes to corroborate a victim's testimony or to demonstrate someone has an inclination to commit such a crime.

74-foot screen to debut at Kansas City's Union Station

The five-story-high screen is part of a renovation that transformed the movie theater into a 3-D digital theater.

Snow pushes geese into eastern Missouri

The Department of Conservation said a conservation area in Lincoln County north of St. Louis recorded 7,000 snow geese.

Missouri Senate panel adopts bill nullifying gun laws

The committee voted Tuesday to adopt the measure sponsored by Sen. Brian Munzlinger, of Williamstown.

Hundreds attend benefit for former KC restaurant

Part of the event's proceeds will go to the Megan Cramer Foundation for the Arts. Cramer, a server at JJ's, died in the explosion.

Haith animated in Missouri men's basketball team's victory over Arkansas

With all of the agitation coming from coach Frank Haith, it would be easy to think the Tigers were struggling, but the score indicated otherwise. Missouri easily secured a 93-63 victory over Arkansas.

Mike Anderson returns to Missouri to play the team he left

He took two steps out of the tunnel, and you could hear his arrival. Mike Anderson, who coached at Missouri for six years, who led the Tigers to three consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances, who won the 2009 Big Twelve Championship, was booed.

Bowers recognizes Dixon in Missouri men's basketball senior night celebration

After thanking Missouri fans for his five years at Missouri, senior forward Laurence Bowers ended his speech with a mention of former Missouri guard Michael Dixon Jr.

STORIFY: Fans react to Laurence Bowers' recognition of Michael Dixon Jr.

After the Tigers beat Arkansas 93-63, Laurence Bowers mentioned former basketball player Michael Dixon Jr. in his Senior Night speech.

True/False Film Fest retains intimacy as ticket sales, recognition increase

Columbia's film festival has seen a 950 percent increase in ticket sales since 2004 and has achieved international acclaim. 

Columbia College defeats Park 77-63, wins AMC tournament

The Cougars cut down the nets Tuesday at the Arena at Southwell Complex after winning their fourth AMC Tournament championship in six years. 

Former president of Ireland speaks about human rights at Columbia College

Mary Robinson, the first female president of Ireland, served from 1990 to 1997. She told students Tuesday to tackle the world's problems.

PHOTO GALLERY: Portraits of a windy day at MU

Wind gusts as high as 41 miles per hour blasted Columbia Tuesday as flurries fell at different times with temperatures in the 30s.