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Missouri Senate delays debate on tax cuts

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:37 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate has delayed a debate on tax cuts while negotiations continue with Gov. Jay Nixon's office.
 
Senators had been expected to debate legislation Wednesday that would cut income taxes for individuals and many businesses.
 
But Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard said that debate will wait until next week to give more time for the Republican sponsor of the measure to try to work out a compromise with the Democratic governor's office.
 
Nixon vetoed an income tax-cut bill passed last year, citing technical problems and concerns that the measure could drain money available for public schools.
 
Richard said negotiations are focused on the dollar amount of the proposed tax cut and whether it should apply both to individual and businesses that report income on individual tax returns.

Three arrested in connection to murder of a Belleville man

Wednesday, 12 February 2014 16:22 Published in Local News

A total of three people are in custody connected the murder of Belleville man.

 

Anthony Allen and Amanda Kent are charged with first degree murder, and another suspect, Brittney Moore is accused of lying to investigators. On Sunday, police were called to a Belleville apartment and found Darrin Hayes with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead a short time later.

 

Police say a tip about a getaway vehicle, and they found Moore driving the car. Police say the killing wasn't random, but would not release additional details on the investigation.

Schnucks grocery stores are celebrating their 75th anniversary this year.

 

They are using the occassion to start a campaign to feed the hungry. Together with Operation Food Search in the St. Louis area, the grocer will provide red barrels in stores where customers can donate food. They will only accept non-perishable foods. Schnucks plans to suggest items that food pantries need the most.

 

The campaign will encompass all of its stores in Missouri, Illinois, Iowa and in Wisconsin.

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