Jefferson County http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Democrats Mourn Death Of Former State Legislator http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-democrats-mourn-death-former-state-legislator <p>Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is among the Missouri Democrats mourning the death of former state Rep. Ron Casey, D-Crystal City, who died Sunday of injuries suffered in a fall at a relative’s home.</p><p>Mr. Casey, 61, had represented southern Jefferson County in the state House from 2005 through 2013, leaving because of term limits. Earlier, he had served 12 years as a county commissioner.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:10:54 +0000 Jo Mannies 33778 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Democrats Mourn Death Of Former State Legislator McKenna's Departure Leaves Nixon With Special Election Conundrum http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mckennas-departure-leaves-nixon-special-election-conundrum <p>It make take longer than expected to fill Ryan McKenna's void in the Missouri Senate.</p><p>When the Jefferson County Democrat <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/nixon-names-state-senator-head-missouri-department-labor">resigned in December to become director of the state labor department</a>, he left open the possibility that his Senate seat may remain vacant throughout 2014. If that occurs, the Missouri Senate would not be at full membership for an entire calendar year.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 05:31:43 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 32520 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org McKenna's Departure Leaves Nixon With Special Election Conundrum Two Jefferson County Deputies Shot In 'Ambush' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/two-jefferson-county-deputies-shot-ambush <p><em>Updated 9:58 a.m.&nbsp;</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An eastern Missouri man accused of shooting two deputies has been killed following a confrontation with police.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The sequence of events began late Thursday when Jefferson County deputies were called to a home in Cedar Hill and 40-year-old Shawn </span>Nims<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ran away. Deputies returned around 2 a.m. Friday to search for </span>Nims<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, who was wanted on a felony warrant.</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 12:30:47 +0000 The Associated Press 30586 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Two Jefferson County Deputies Shot In 'Ambush' Mapped: How Many Meth Incidents Has Your Missouri County Reported This Year? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mapped-how-many-meth-incidents-has-your-missouri-county-reported-year <p><em>Updated 1:51 p.m.&nbsp;</em></p><p>It's no secret that <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-regains-top-spot-meth-lab-busts">Missouri has problems with methamphetamine</a>. However, the problems are hardly spread equally across the state.</p><p>The Missouri State Highway Patrol has compiled a map showing the number of reported meth incidents in each Missouri county through June 2013. (You can also <a href="http://www.mshp.dps.mo.gov/MSHPWeb/DevelopersPages/DDCC/methLabDisclaimer.html">see what they mean by "incidents,"</a> exactly).</p><p></p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:32:30 +0000 Kelsey Proud 30168 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mapped: How Many Meth Incidents Has Your Missouri County Reported This Year? EPA Holds Public Hearing Over Coal Ash Contamination In Jefferson County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-holds-public-hearing-over-coal-ash-contamination-jefferson-county <p></p><p>The Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www.epa.gov/region7/factsheets/2013/rotary_drilling_supply_public_hearing_rcra_admin_order.htm">is holding a public hearing Thursday evening</a> about a proposed agreement to address water pollution from the illegal disposal of coal ash from Ameren’s Rush Island Power Plant.</p><p>According to the EPA, approximately 140,000 tons of ash containing heavy metals and other toxic substances contaminated Jefferson County wetlands, an unnamed tributary to Plattin Creek and a portion of Willers Lake.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:11:21 +0000 Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin & Véronique LaCapra 29309 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA Holds Public Hearing Over Coal Ash Contamination In Jefferson County Officials: deaths in Jefferson County likely murder-suicide http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/officials-deaths-jefferson-county-likely-murder-suicide <p><strong>Updated at 1 p.m. </strong><em>with information from Boyer's later press conference</em></p><p>The Jefferson County sheriff says although an investigation continues, evidence continues to mount that the deaths of a woman and her three children at a home in DeSoto, Mo. are a murder-suicide.</p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 17:58:54 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4517 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Officials: deaths in Jefferson County likely murder-suicide Jefferson Co. jail inmate found dead http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/jefferson-co-jail-inmate-found-dead <p>Jefferson County authorities are&nbsp;investigating the death of an inmate in the county jail.</p><p>Two cellmates found the 24-year-old man unresponsive about 3:30&nbsp;a.m. Monday in his cell. Efforts to revive him were unsuccessful.</p><p>The man&#39;s name has not been released.</p><p>Sheriff&#39;s officials say the death does not appear to be a crime&nbsp;but autopsy and toxicology results are still pending.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2012 16:58:13 +0000 The Associated Press 3841 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Jefferson Co. jail inmate found dead EPA to test for lead contamination near Big River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/epa-test-lead-contamination-near-big-river <p>The Environmental Protection Agency&nbsp;plans to test 256 Jefferson County residential properties amid&nbsp;concerns that lead in the Big River is contaminating soil.</p><p>The <a href="http://bit.ly/HMX43c">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that&nbsp;testing is expected to be completed by midsummer. Recent studies&nbsp;and samples indicated widespread lead contamination in the flood&nbsp;plain that extends from Leadwood in St. Francois County to the&nbsp;confluence with the Meramec River near Eureka.</p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:50:40 +0000 The Associated Press 3505 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org EPA to test for lead contamination near Big River Morning headlines: Monday, April 9, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-april-9-2012 <p><strong>Public meeting to be held on City-Arch-River Project</strong></p><p>Members of the public will have another chance to weigh in on one of the most controversial parts of the City-Arch-River 2015 project - what to do about the portion of Interstate 70 that runs through downtown.</p><p>The Missouri Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting on its plans for the depressed section of the interstate at St. Louis City Hall on Tuesday.</p> Mon, 09 Apr 2012 14:16:53 +0000 Julie Bierach, Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 3448 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, April 9, 2012 No textbooks, but tech-books this year at St. Louis-area school http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/no-textbooks-tech-books-year-st-louis-area-school <p>A small high school in suburban St. Louis is tossing aside textbooks in favor of digital tablets.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/education/article_e7bf7411-5ef0-553b-9046-bb0145ef0139.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> that Grandview High School in Jefferson County will use <a href="http://www.cobyusa.com/?p=prod&amp;prod_num_id=10498&amp;pcat_id=1013">Android-powered Coby Kyros</a> tablets in place of textbooks this year. Students will be allowed to take the tablets home. They&#39;ll be used to take tests, do homework and complete assigned readings.</p> Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:55:53 +0000 The Associated Press 1904 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org No textbooks, but tech-books this year at St. Louis-area school