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Missouri House prepares for debate on 'fair tax' resolution

A joint resolution to abolish the state's income tax could reach the House floor as early as next week. The proposal would be put on the 2010 ballot for voter approval if it passes in the House and Senate.

Hy-Vee recalls store brand pistachios

California-based Setton Pistachio is recalling nuts because of a possible salmonella contamination. Hy-Vee says there have been no reported illnesses related to the recall.

McCaskill talks grants, stimulus in 'Kitchen Table Talk'

About 200 attend McCaskill's workshop Wednesday to learn grant-writing strategies and hear the senator's thoughts on stimulus projects and other Missouri issues.

Concealed carry on campus: What others are saying

Here's what others are saying about concealed carry on campus in Missouri and other states.

UPDATE: Stolen plane suspect to have psychiatric evaluation

The man accused of stealing a plane in Canada and eventually arrested in Missouri will not go to trial until he has the evaluation.

Baby sitter pleads not guilty to infant's death

The woman arrested for the death of a 9-month-old will go to court in June.

Missouri farming couple has their own 'bale out'

Feeling neglected by the federal government, The Carlocks use their resources to make a point.

St. Louis lawmaker faces drunken driving charge

Missouri House member Michael Corcoran faces charges of driving while intoxicated and for weaving and failing to signal while turning. Corcoran was stopped Friday by the Highway Patrol in St. Louis County. His attorney told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he plans to fight the charges.

Psychiatric evaluation ordered for man accused of stealing plane

A U.S. magistrate judge ordered a psychiatric evaluation for Adam Dylan Leon, 31, who is accused of stealing a plane in Canada and flying seven hours before landing in Missouri.

Missouri Senate resumes debate on tax break bill

The senators are trying to decide whether to expand business tax credits to stimulate economic growth or curtail the use of the income-tax reducing credits.

Missouri House committee passes bill allocating federal stimulus funds

The House Budget Committee passed Gov. Jay Nixon's bill that calls for $155 million to go to several state departments for the remainder of the fiscal year.

Missouri Democratic Party funds: What others are saying

Missouri to study policy that sends surrendered dogs to auctions

Critics wonder why unfit breeders get to profit from the sale of their dogs.

Missouri Senate stalls again on tax incentive legislation

After 10 hours of debate over legislation regarding tax credits for Missouri businesses, the Senate, for the fifth time in two months, did not vote. The bill is aimed to provide tax incentives for developing companies in areas of technology or other industries. In fiscal year 2008, tax credits accounted for what would have otherwise been just over $500 million in revenues for the state.

Winning Lotto ticket sold in St. Louis County

The ticket is worth $1.1 million and was sold at a Shop 'N Save in south St. Louis County, according to the Missouri Lottery. The winner has until Oct. 5 to turn in the ticket and receive the prize.

Missouri Democratic Party under scrutiny over funds

The Democratic Party in Missouri is under fire for its usage of campaign funds over the years. According to Missouri and federal law, politicians cannot use money raised in campaigns for Missouri offices in federal elections.

Federal prosecutor to seek indictment against plane thief

Adam Dylan Leon, who allegedly stole a plane on Monday from his Canadian flight school and flew it erratically across seven states before landing it on a rural Missouri highway, faces two federal charges. Prosecutors want him jailed until his case is resolved.

Woman's body found in state park

The body of a Missouri woman was found in a park in Lincoln County.

St. Louis TV station gives job seekers face time

KNLC, operated by the New Life Evangelistic Center, is allocating free commercial time to people looking for jobs. This way, job seekers can promote themselves and share resumes with potential employers.

Shooting down stolen plane not considered, Defense official says

A Canadian man who stole a plane and landed in Missouri did not show hostile intent, a North American Aerospace Defense Command spokesman said.