Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

 
 
 
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some Missouri lawmakers want the state to open an economic development office in Israel. A spending plan embraced by a Senate committee would insert $200,000 into the next state budget to open an office in Israel.
   
The Senate and House have each passed bills that would require the Department of Economic Development to establish an office in Israel.  The office would be focused on developing partnerships between Missouri and Israeli businesses in agriculture, biotechnology and other emerging fields.
   
Missouri already has economic development offices in Brazil, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan and the United Kingdom.
 
Published in Local News
Jefferson City, MO -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon says that plans to rebuild the deteriorating  Fulton State Mental Hospital are moving forward.
 
The Governor announced Monday that Parsons-Brinckeroff will be the lead design firm for the project.  Nixon says the project is a long-overdue public safety priority which has strong bi-partisan support.  
Upon final completion of contract negotiations with Parsons-Brinckerhoff, work will begin on the planning and design of the new hospital.
 
Construction of the facility is expected to begin in the late spring or early summer of 2015 and be completed in 2016.  The cost of the new facility is expected to be about $211 million.
 
The Missouri Department of Economic Development estimates that the project could create more than 2,500 jobs during its construction.
 
Fulton State Hospital is the oldest state psychiatric hospital west of the Mississippi River and houses the state’s only maximum security psychiatric facility. It opened in 1851.
 
 
Published in Local News

   CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A $400 million expansion announced by Monsanto in April is starting in earnest with a ceremonial groundbreaking at the Chesterfield research center site.

   The agricultural products company says it expects to bring 675 new jobs to the region over the next three years.

   Gov. Jay Nixon was scheduled to join Monsanto officials at the ceremony Tuesday, just as he did when the company first unveiled the project at an international biotechnology conference in Chicago.

   The Missouri Department of Economic Development has said Monsanto can expect to receive more than $31 million in state tax incentives if it creates the expected number of new jobs.

 
Published in Local News

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next
Number of military suicides dropped last year

Number of military suicides dropped last year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Rese...

Mayor Slay weighs in on controversial ride sharing service

Mayor Slay weighs in on controversial ride sharing serv…

   St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is weighing in on the controversy surrounding Lyft, a new ride sharing service that launched here last Friday and continues to operate ...

One dead after overnight accident on I-270

One dead after overnight accident on I-270

   One man is dead after his car crashed into a MoDOT street sweeper on Interstate 270 in Bridgeton overnight.    It happened about 12:30 a.m. Friday at ...

Quinn again under fire for political hirings at IDOT

Quinn again under fire for political hirings at IDOT

   SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn's administration says when questions arose about political hiring, officials evaluated already-filled jobs to ensure they we...

Caseyville PD Chief on hot seat again - facing criminal charges

Caseyville PD Chief on hot seat again - facing criminal…

   An embattled metro-east police chief is again on paid-suspension and now he's facing criminal charges.    Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez ha...

Kirkwood High School receives $10 million grant

KIRKWOOD, MO (AP) – A suburban St. Louis high school has received a $10 million grant to build a swimming pool. The Earl and Myrtle Walker Foundation announced the donation ...

Health registry could be created under bill on Nixon's desl

Health registry could be created under bill on Nixon's …

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - County officials could compile lists of residents with health problems under a Missouri bill intended to identify people in need of help during disast...

Texas man charged for hitting cyclist while driving dru…

ST. CHARLES, MO (AP) – A Texas man faces second-degree assault charges after allegedly striking a bicyclist while driving drunk.   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch repor...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved