Dangerous weather seems likely any season in Missouri. A new list released by Yahoo Finance supports that observation.
The Show Me State appears in the top ten states most at risk for major disasters. Missouri is in the tenth spot with 53 major disaster declarations since 1953. Texas tops the list with 86 declarations.
You can see the full list here.
MoDOT is warning of slow traffic tomorrow morning on Interstate 70 near Mid Rivers Mall Drive.
Police officers will slow down traffic in both directions at 9 AM and 11 AM Wednesday. The slowdowns will last up to ten minutes and take place between Route 79 and Route 370. This is part of work to create a new interchange on the highway and add a new lane of traffic.
Information on how to avoid the work zone can be found at modot.org.
St. Louis-based PGAV Destinations is the architecture firm who will be building the new Cardinal's Hall of Fame.
The museum will be part of the first phase of Ballpark Village. The Cardinals will be displaying a wide collection of memorabilia in the 8,000 square foot space.
No word on when plans will be available for the public to view.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. • The Illinois Senate Executive Committee defeated legislation allowing the public possession of firearms, a bill that just last week passed the House 85-30.
The Democratic-controlled committee voted 6-8 on Tuesday. Opponents objected to the plan sponsored by Democratic Sen. Gary Forby of Benton, saying it'd curb all local firearms ordinances.
Committee Chairman Don Harmon, an Oak Park Democrat, says such pre-emption is "a bridge too far."
The committee's taking up a Democratic measure that leaves local firearms regulations in place — city ordinances such as Chicago's assault-weapons ban.
A fake UPS driver is in custody after allegedly tying up and robbing an Ellisville woman a month ago.
Tyson McGuire faces several felony charges including theft and kidnapping. Police say on April 27 McGuire posed as the delivery driver and after the victim opened the door, he barged into her house and taped her to the stove. That is when McGuire allegedly stole several items from her home.
St. Louis City Police learned where McGuire was staying and shared that with Ellisville Police who arrested him.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are searching for thieves who stole items from a Radio Shack after apparently using a truck to ram the cinder-block back of the store.
The abandoned truck was found nearby.
The crime happened about 5:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Central West End. About $1,000 in merchandise was taken from the store. It was the latest of several smash-and-grab crimes in St. Louis in recent weeks.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Some adoption advocates say Gov. Jay Nixon should veto new Missouri legislation dealing with international law because it could complicate overseas adoptions.
The legislation would make court rulings unenforceable if they use rulings or decisions based upon foreign laws that are inconsistent with the state and U.S. constitutions.
The Jefferson City News Tribune reports adoption advocates are concerned about the measure. Lutheran Family and Children's Services said it could mean Missouri would not recognize an adoption decree that is completed in the child's birth country.
Sen. Brian Nieves says people opposed to the legislation are using "dishonest tactics." Nieves, a Republican from Washington, Mo., says many critics have ignored that the legislation targets foreign laws inconsistent with the constitution.
It seems reports of the demise of the postal service are greatly exaggerated.
The USPS has several job openings. The next two job fairs are on Thursday and Friday at the post offices in Washington and Imperial, Missouri respectively. News of open jobs is welcome news after rumors of lay-offs dogged the agency earlier this year.
Saturday mail delivery was designated for cuts, but legislators approved a bill that would mandate Saturday delivery.
A link to the application process is here.
You can see a job description here.
Remaining job fairs this week:
Thursday, May 30, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Washington Post Office
1777 Washington Crossing
Washington, MO 63091-9998
Friday, May 31, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Imperial Post Office
6035 W. Outer Rd
Imperial, MO 63052-9998
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois Senate Democrats are crafting concealed carry legislation that doesn't also curb local firearms laws and toughens alcohol-related prohibitions.
Senate President John Cullerton's office says the measure will leave local firearms regulations in place. A plan the House adopted last week allowing the carrying of concealed guns would invalidate city ordinances like Chicago's assault-weapons ban.
The Senate Executive Committee will hear the plan Tuesday morning.
The proposal sponsored by Chicago Democratic Sen. Kwame Raoul would also prohibit firearms in businesses that serve alcohol. The House plan would nix toting guns only if liquor sales are more than half of the establishment's gross revenue.
The Raoul plan would make penalties for carrying under the influence of alcohol tougher too.
A total of six deaths on Missouri roads and waterways this holiday weekend.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says five people died in the more than 270 accidents from Friday night through Monday. There were also 129 arrests for drunken driving.
On the waterways, one man died at Upper Big Lake, just east of Sikeston. Troopers say 64-year-old Oscar Shannon fell overboard and drowned while tying his boat to a tree--he was not wearing a life jacket.
The six deaths represent a decrease from the nine fatalities investigated on roadways over the holiday weekend in 2012.