AT&T is moving thousands of jobs from their building in downtown St. Louis.
A company spokesperson stresses, no jobs are being cut, the company is just moving the 2,000 workers to other facilities in the city and county. AT&T has hired 500 people in the state in the first six months of the year. In fact, the company says they are looking to fill 180 new positions in the Missouri and around 90 in St. Louis.
The move is expected to be completed by 2015.
CHICAGO (AP) - Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. says its opening its U.S. headquarters in Illinois, bringing 80 jobs to the state.
Gov. Pat Quinn made the announcement Thursday. The malt beverage maker is locating in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood.
Mike's Hard Lemonade Co. Executive Vice President Phil Rosse says the company chose Chicago because the city gives it "access tot he best talent."
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The wife of a southwest Missouri man who tortured a young woman he kept for years as his sex slave has been sentenced in federal court along with two other men who participated in the abuse.
The Kansas City Star reports 48-year-old Marilyn Bagley received probation in Thursday's proceeding. Forty-seven-year-old James Noel and 65-year-old Michael Stokes both received five-year prison sentences.
Prosecutors say Bagley's husband, Edward, enticed an underage girl to be his sex slave. They say he held her captive for six years and tortured and mutilated her. Others were allowed to view the torture sessions at the Bagley home in the southwest Missouri town of Lebanon.
Edward Bagley was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Wednesday. Two other men also were sentenced Wednesday for their roles.
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Twin water spouts put on a spectacular show over Lake Michigan, near the Wisconsin shore.
The water spouts were sighted a couple of miles off shore about 1:30 p.m. Thursday after a funnel cloud was sighted in the Wisconsin town of Kenosha.
Sgt. Bill Beth of the Kenosha County sheriff's office says the two water spouts merged into one large one, then split.
Beth says it was a "beautiful day" when the water spouts "just popped out of nowhere."
National Weather Service meteorologist Ed Townsend says water spouts generally occur between August and October.
Warning sirens were activated around 1:15 p.m. No damage or injuries were reported.