Missouri lawmakers begin 2016 legislative session

(KTRS/AP) – Missouri lawmakers are sitting down this hour to begin the 2016 legislative session. This year’s session starts with new leadership. House Speaker Todd Richardson says an ethics overhaul is a top priority. He took over after then Speaker John Diehl resigned after it was discovered he exchanged sexually explicit text messages with an intern.…

Monsanto To Cut 1,000 More Jobs

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Monsanto says it will eliminate another 1,000 jobs as it expands a cost-cutting plan designed to deal with falling sales of biotech-corn seeds and other financial pressures. The additional layoffs will bring the St. Louis based company’s planned total cuts to 3,600 jobs, or about 16 percent of its workforce. In…