There will be no pit bull ban in Perryville. Tuesday the aldermen in the southeast Missouri town voted to remove a breed-specific ban from a proposed dangerous dog ordinance scheduled for a vote Dec. 16.
Belden, a St. Louis-based electronics components maker, will be restructuring the company to save $30 million next year and $50 million annually starting in 2011, according to a news release from Belden. The restructuring will result in the loss of 1,800 jobs, or 20 percent of its total work force.
Initial estimates put the cost of removing lead paint from the schools at about $2.8 million, but it now appears more money will be needed.
The Democratic attorney general's $17.3 million fundraising more than doubled the $8.5 million raised by his opponent, Republican Kenny Hulshof.
The Department of Veterans Affairs plans to open two clinics in 2009, one outside of Kansas City and the other in the Bootheel.
Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser has gained critics recently who say his wife, Gloria Squitiro, is a controlling and negative influence on him and his administration.
Couple admits to stealing as many as 150 weapons in robberies they said they staged to feed their heroin addictions.
Deputy Higher Education Commissioner Paul Wagner sent a memo Tuesday to the presidents and chancellors of Missouri’s public colleges and universities asking for “impact statements” of various budget cutting scenarios. The memo asked them to prepare scenarios for core budget cuts of 15 percent, 20 percent or 25 percent in the 2010 budget, which starts July 1.
A hiring freeze and construction project review were among the ideas Governor-elect Jay Nixon proposed to help allay the $342 million deficit.
The recent drop in gas prices curbed the decline in truck sales, allowing Ford to raise production and restore a shift to its F-150 plant in Dearborn, Mich.
The bill would increase the state’s restrictions on short-term or “payday loans.” Payday loans enable anyone with proof of personal identification, a checking account and proof of income to use a post-dated check to get quick cash against his or her next paycheck. The loans normally have a term of two weeks.
Missouri's unseasonably cool spring and summer has caused an increase in the amount of grapes that Missouri vineyards have produced. But the larger harvest size has also brought added responsibilites.
A study at Barnes-Jewish Hospital led by two nurses found a lower rate of ventilator-associated pneumonia in ICU patients who were given mouthwash and their teeth were brushed twice daily.
After an off-duty police officer saw four teenagers breaking into cars, the suspects fled, leading police on a chase that ended in a crash.
A program in which St. Louis police buy guns to get them off the street will likely come up for a vote at Wednesday's St. Louis police commissioners meeting.
Jeff Roberts, the husband of a woman shot to death in her bathtub, has asked anyone with information on the death to contact police, and Cass Regional Medical Center has donated $10,000 in reward money.
The bullet, which a transportation authority official said was not fired intentionally, missed passengers but caused minor injuries.
Scott Roan of Quincy, Ill., was arrested Tuesday near Taylor, by the Mississippi River, after a two-state car chase.