Missing hunter found dead in southeast Missouri

SCOTT CITY, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a missing hunter has been found dead in southeast Missouri. The Southeast Missourian (bit.ly/1PpLtE7) reports that Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter says 23-year-old Zackary Johnston was underwater when he was discovered Wednesday. He said the death was “an unfortunate accident.” Johnston left home alone at 2 p.m. Tuesday…

Republicans say Nixon’s spending plan unrealistic

( KTRS ) Republican lawmakers say Gov. Jay Nixon’s State of the State address outlined unrealistic spending proposals and ignored specific steps to improve Missouri’s economy. In a news conference Wednesday evening, after Nixon’s eighth and final annual address, House Speaker Todd Richardson said Nixon’s speech was more of a victory lap than a proposal…

Missouri House advances voter ID requirements

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two proposals aimed at adding requirements for voting are moving forward in the Missouri House. Lawmakers in a voice vote Wednesday gave initial approval to a constitutional amendment and a bill aimed at requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. Republicans defeated Democrats’ attempts to add more forms…