The Gaming Commission Executive Director said the repeal of the state's $500 loss limit, Missouri's central location and a preference of gamblers to gamble close to home contribute to the increase.
The Great Hang-ups frame store, which has been around for more than two decades, could close if its owners get their plan to rezone the property approved. Residents were opposed to building because of increased traffic.
A stolen car crashed into a house early Thursday morning, and police are still searching for the driver.
According to a report by RealtyTrac, Missouri had 3,175 foreclosure filings in July — one for every 834 housing units in the state. These filings include default notices, aution-sale notices and bank repossessions.
State treasury officials will attempt to return $500 million in unclaimed property by answering questions, filing claims and helping search for property at the Missouri State Fair, which opens Thursday.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster said that a crackdown on dog breeding facilities identified more than 170 kennels that might be violating the law. Most of the breeders have agreed to apply for licenses, but at least 24 could face criminal charges.