MoDOT wants ideas for improvements to Interstate 70

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – Facing limited funding and a cross-state highway in need of improvements, the Missouri Department of Transportation is asking for suggestions from the public on ways to turn Interstate 70 into a “highway of the future.” Stephen Miller, chairman of the Missouri State Highways and Transportation Commission, said Wednesday the transportation…

Tamms prison likely to remain closed

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Little support seems to exist for reopening a super-maximum prison in southern Illinois that has been closed for more than two years. The Springfield bureau of Lee Enterprises reports (http://bit.ly/1KedlNW) the notorious Tamms prison remains shut down despite an effort from at least one Illinois lawmaker to push Illinois Gov. Bruce…

Missouri lawmaker says he helps others hide lobbyist gifts

(KTRS) An ethics complaint has been filed against a Missouri House member who says he has helped other lawmakers hide lobbyist gifts from required public reporting. Liberal advocacy group Progress Missouri’s executive director Sean Nicholson says that he filed a complaint against Republican Rep. Craig Redmon of Canton. Lobbyists are required to publicly report meals…

Kali The Polar Bear Arrives In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The St. Louis Zoo is welcoming a new addition. On Friday morning Kali, a two and a half year-old polar bear arrived at the St. Louis Zoo from New York. Kali gained international attention after he became an orphan in Alaska when a hunter shot his mother. The hunter reportedly didn’t know…

Funeral Arrangements Set For Murdered SIUE Student

Troy, IL (KTRS)  Family and friends are preparing to say goodbye to a murdered SIUE student. A funeral service will be held for 19-year-old Taylor Clark on Tuesday morning at ten at St. Jerome Catholic Church in Troy, Illinois. A visitation is scheduled on Monday from four in the afternoon until eight in the evening…