KCUR http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Friday, September 7, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-september-7-2012 <p><strong>Search ongoing for man who shot police officers overnight</strong></p><p>St. Louis police are searching for a suspect who shot an officer in the arm. The 30-year-old officer was was not seriously injured. He returned fire and authorities aren't sure if the suspect was injured.</p><p>It happened about 1:30 a.m. Friday when the officer approached a man suspected in a recent robbery. Police say that as the officer neared the man, the suspect pulled out a gun and fired several rounds.</p><p><strong>KC Bishop found guilty of shielding priest </strong></p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 14:34:57 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KCUR 4530 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, September 7, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, August 9, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-9-2012 <p><strong>McCaskill gears up for campaign against Akin</strong></p><p>Senator Claire McCaskill stopped at a sheet metal shop in Kansas City, Mo. Wednesday morning to kick off her campaign for the general election.</p><p>The Democratic incumbent criticized her newly anointed Republican challenger Todd Akin as being out of the mainstream on Medicare, student loans, and the minimum wage.</p><p>McCaskill said she will better represent the middle class.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 14:39:29 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & KCUR 4284 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, August 9, 2012 Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-supreme-court-throws-out-caps-medical-malpractice <p></p><p><strong>Updated 4:33 p.m.</strong> <em>with reporting by KCUR&#39;s Elana&nbsp;Gordon.</em></p><p>Missouri&rsquo;s Supreme Court has effectively overturned state caps on non-economic damages that can be awarded in medical malpractice cases.&nbsp; The court <a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=55761">ruled today </a>in favor of Deborah Watts, who filed suit against Cox Medical Centers in Springfield for injuries her son suffered at birth in 2006.</p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 19:26:35 +0000 KCUR 4216 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Supreme Court throws out caps on medical malpractice Morning headlines - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-july-10-2012 <p><strong>Patriot Coal files for bankruptcy protection</strong></p><p>St. Louis-based Patriot Coal has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.</p> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:38:01 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, KCUR & The Associated Press 4086 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines - Tuesday, July 10, 2012 Kinder announces plans to challenge Mo. health care ballot language http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/kinder-announces-plans-challenge-mo-health-care-ballot-language <p><em>Elana Gordon of KCUR reported for this story.</em></p><p>Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder is once again filing suit against a health care measure. He and some other Republican lawmakers have announced plans to challenge the secretary of state&rsquo;s office on newly issued ballot language for a health care measure that&rsquo;s slated to appear on the November ballot.</p> Thu, 05 Jul 2012 22:48:48 +0000 KCUR 4061 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Kinder announces plans to challenge Mo. health care ballot language Morning headlines- Thursday, June 28, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-28-2012 <p><strong>Nixon defends, clarifies comments on health insurance mandate</strong></p><p><em>Elana Gordon contributed reporting from Kansas City, Mo.</em></p><p>With a decision on the federal health law nearing, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon further defended his position yesterday regarding a federal health insurance mandate.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 28 Jun 2012 12:08:41 +0000 Illinois Public Radio, KCUR & The Associated Press 4006 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, June 28, 2012 Coming to a Missouri ballot this fall: another health care referendum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/coming-missouri-ballot-fall-another-health-care-referendum <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><em>A report from KCUR&#39;s Elana Gordon.</em></p><p>This fall, voters in Missouri will face a number of decisions: picking state and congressional representatives, the President.&nbsp; But also on the ballot will be a measure that like two years ago, has to do with the federal health law.&nbsp;</p><p>It follows months of political tension over a key component.</p> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:34:47 +0000 KCUR 3954 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Coming to a Missouri ballot this fall: another health care referendum Ill. legislative commission rejects Quinn closures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-legislative-commission-rejects-quinn-closures <p><em>Updated at 6:15 am Wednesday. Reporting from Amanda Vinicky in Springfield and Jacob McCleland in Cape Girardeau was used in this report.</em></p><p>An Illinois legislative commission has signaled its opposition to Gov. Pat Quinn&#39;s plan to close two prisons and a state center for people with developmental disabilities.</p> Tue, 01 May 2012 16:55:08 +0000 The Associated Press, Illinois Public Radio & KCUR 3607 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. legislative commission rejects Quinn closures Words "inevitable" and "job-losses" used together in U. of Mo. system budget talks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/words-inevitable-and-job-losses-used-together-u-mo-system-budget-talks <p><em>Reporting from KCUR&#39;s Dan Verbeck used in this report.</em></p><p>The word &ldquo;inevitable&rdquo; is being teamed with &ldquo;job-losses&rdquo; if the University of Missouri system is unable to work its way out of <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-mo-schools-should-avoid-big-tuition-hikes-response-budget-cuts">an expected 12.5 percent cut in state funding for 2013</a>. The statement comes from the University Curators interim president at the end of its meeting in Kansas City.</p> Fri, 03 Feb 2012 21:19:39 +0000 KCUR 3003 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Words "inevitable" and "job-losses" used together in U. of Mo. system budget talks Tobacco tax petitions seek approval for circualtion http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/tobacco-tax-petitions-seek-approval-circualtion-0 <p><em>Reporting by KCUR&#39;s Elana Gordon was used in this story.</em></p><p>Two petitions that would affect taxes on tobacco products in Missouri are going through the approval process for circulation.</p><p>One would give cities and counties the ability to set and control tobacco taxes. The state has preempted&nbsp;local tobacco taxes since 1993.</p><p>Petitions supporters say local communities should have the right to determine how tobacco tax dollars are used. But Misty Snodgrass with the American Cancer Society says the proposal is problematic.</p> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 14:19:13 +0000 KCUR 2898 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Tobacco tax petitions seek approval for circualtion