Derrik Sweeney http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Monday, November 28, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-november-28-2011 <p><strong>Insurers&nbsp;have spent&nbsp;more than $1 billion in&nbsp;Joplin tornado claims</strong></p><p>After spending about&nbsp;$1.13 billion in claims tied to the&nbsp;Joplin tornado, insurers expect payouts to continue to grow.&nbsp;</p><p>The head of the Missouri Department of Insurance, Financial Institutions and Professional Registration says total insured losses could be $1.8 billion to $1.9 billion. John Huff called the tornado the &quot;largest insurance event in Missouri history.&quot;</p> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:24:59 +0000 Julie Bierach, Rachel Lippmann & The Associated Press 2551 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, November 28, 2011 Morning headlines: Friday, November 25, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-november-25-2011 <p><strong>Mo. Gov. says he&#39;s committed to rebuilding levees</strong></p><p>Governor Jay Nixon says he remains committed to seeing levees along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers rebuilt.&nbsp; He told reporters during a press event at a Callaway County farm along the Missouri that farmlands damaged by both high water releases and levee demolition must be restored:</p> Fri, 25 Nov 2011 14:20:31 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Marshall Griffin 2546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, November 25, 2011