JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to incentives for Boeing to assemble to a new passenger airplane in the St. Louis area.
The House voted 127-20-2 Friday for the legislation that authorizes as much as $1.7 billion of incentives over more than two decades for Boeing to produce the 777X jetliner. The legislation passed the Senate on Wednesday by a 23-8 vote.
Now it's up to Boeing to decide whether Missouri's offer is good enough.
Boeing sought proposals from more than a dozen locations after a machinists union in Washington state rejected a proposed contract last month.
Gov. Jay Nixon called a special session in order to increase the amount of incentives Missouri could offer. Missouri's proposed incentives are linked to the number of jobs created.
Lambert Airport announced a plan to make the facility more family-friendly.
Airport officials announced a partnership with The Magic House. They are building a 1,500 square-foot indoor playground in Concourse C. The playground will open in late May. Lambert officials say children will be able to pretend they are flying a plane or work in a control tower, among other activities.
The playground will be funded through donations.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Wendy's employee who tucked a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession.
Police in the city of Lovejoy, Ga., about 25 miles south of downtown Atlanta, say a customer drove home with her food Nov. 1, took a bite out of the burger and noticed a strange smell wafting from it. Police say the woman pulled the bun off and saw a partially smoked blunt inside. A blunt is marijuana rolled into a hollowed-out cigar.
In an incident report released Thursday, police say 32-year-old Amy Elizabeth Seiber admitted that the marijuana was hers.
Clayton County court officials did not know if Seiber has an attorney. A telephone number listed for her was out of service.