Tuesday, 04 March 2014 16:25 Published in Local News
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Tuesday is National Pancake Day and there is still time to snag a free short stack of flapjacks.
For the ninth consecutive year, IHOP is giving out the free pancakes. You can visit the restaurant until 10 tonight. IHOP is asking for a donation to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Shriners Hospitals for Children, in exchange for the pancakes.
Since beginning the giveaway in 2006, IHOP has raised $13 million for charities.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 16:23 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri payrolls grew in January while the state's unemployment remained unchanged at 6 percent.
The state Department of Economic Development said Tuesday that Missouri employers added a net of 1,100 jobs in the first month of 2014.
The largest gain was in the leisure and hospitality sector, which added 5,100 jobs in January. The manufacturing sector grew by 2,500 positions, while the professional and business services industry grew by 2,200 jobs.
The largest losses were 6,100 in the trade, transportation and utilities sector and 3,300 in construction.
Missouri's civilian labor force was just over 3 million in January, an increase of about 1,800 from December. The labor force includes people with jobs and those who are on unemployment but looking for work.
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 15:40 Published in Local News
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Animal protection advocates are applauding President Barack Obama for proposing a continued federal ban on commercial horse slaughter in the U.S.
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals senior vice president Nancy Perry on Tuesday urged Congress to adopt the proposal.
A measure approved earlier this year withholds money through September for Agriculture Department inspections necessary for slaughterhouses to process horse meat for human consumption.
The ban derailed a New Mexico company's plan to slaughter horses to export the meat to overseas consumers.
The president's budget proposed continuing the inspection funding prohibition through September 2015.
The last U.S. horse slaughterhouses closed in 2007 because Congress eliminated inspection funding. Plants in New Mexico, Missouri and Iowa sought to resume horse slaughtering when federal money was restored in 2011.