(Updated 5:10 p.m.) Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, shocking the state’s political world and throwing turmoil into the state’s 2016 contest for governor. "It is with great sadness that I confirm the passing of Missouri state Auditor Tom Schweich today," wrote Spence Jackson, the auditor's spokesperson. "Please keep in mind his wife Kathy and two children."
St. Louis on the Air
Being an incumbent St. Louis alderman is no longer a safe bet. For various reasons, 17 of the city’s 28 members of the Board of Aldermen – all Democrats – will be on the ballot next Tuesday in the city’s March 3 primaries. And all but a couple of the incumbents have opposition from fellow Democrats.