Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster is suing a southwest Missouri company for allegedly dumping tornado waste from Joplin into an abandoned mine shaft.
Koster on Monday announced the suit against Bryan Weldon and Weldon Contractors and Construction LLC of Joplin. It alleges that Weldon dumped about 100 cubic yards of demolition waste from the 2011 Joplin tornado into an abandoned mine shaft near Neck City in Jasper County.
The suit seeks an injunction against further dumping as well as a civil penalty.
The Missouri State Archives is working on a project that could allow people to look up old marriage records online.
Secretary of State Jason Kander says the online database will include more than 3 million Missouri marriage records from the territorial period through 1969.
Those records already are available at county courthouses and on microfilm at the State Archives in Jefferson City. But Kander says this will mark the first time they can be searched through a free state website.
The University of Central Missouri is taking aggressive steps designed to boost the number of students graduating in four years.
The Warrensburg school will require most incoming freshman to live in residence halls for two years, add academic advisers and encourage students to pick majors earlier. It also will offer tuition breaks for seniors who've taken full class loads their first three years.
The school has dubbed the effort the Learning to a Greater Degree Contract. The changes will take effect this fall.
A Missouri House committee plans to hear testimony this week on a contentious tax overhaul that has already cleared the state Senate.
The Republican-backed measure would gradually reduce the state's income tax rate by three-quarters of a percentage point over five years while gradually raising the state sales tax by half a percentage point over the same period.
The Missouri Senate unanimously approved legislation Thursday that would require insurance companies to cover medical services provided electronically if they cover the same service when it is delivered in person.