Rod Jetton http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Still no love for toll roads as special transportation panel meets in Columbia http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/still-no-love-toll-roads-special-transportation-panel-meets-columbia-0 <p>A panel created by the Missouri House to review the state&#39;s transportation needs met Monday in Columbia.</p><p>Most of the testimony heard by the Blue Ribbon Citizens Committee on Missouri&#39;s Transportation Needs centered on improving the state&#39;s highways, and whether those improvements should include a toll road -- be it I-70 or another major highway. &nbsp;Bob Gilbert with the Jefferson City Chamber of Commerce told the panel that the state should also upgrade U.S. Highway 50.</p> Mon, 09 Jul 2012 23:34:48 +0000 Marshall Griffin 4087 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Still no love for toll roads as special transportation panel meets in Columbia Morning headlines: Friday, May 27, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-27-2011 <p><strong>Joplin Tornado Death Toll at 126</strong></p><p>The death toll from Sunday&#39;s devastating tornado in Joplin is now up to 126. Joplin City Manager Mark Rohr announced the updated figure to reporters Thursday after meeting with residents and government officials about plans to offer assistance to victimized residents. More than 900 people suffered injuries in Sunday&#39;s tornado, now considered the nation&#39;s single-deadliest in six decades.</p> Fri, 27 May 2011 14:34:05 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1320 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, May 27, 2011