Alyssa Bustamante http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-february-8-2012 <p><strong>Central Missouri teen sentenced to life with possibility of parole</strong></p><p>Eighteen-year-old Alyssa Bustamante has been sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole in the killing of her 9-year-old neighbor.</p><p>The Central Missouri teen was sentenced this morning in Cole County Circuit Court. She pleaded guilty in January to second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the October 2009 stabbing and strangling of her neighbor, Elizabeth Olten, in St. Martin&rsquo;s, a small town west of Jefferson City.</p> Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:20:34 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3033 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, February 8, 2012 Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 11, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-january-11-2011 <p><strong>Mo. Senator wants to increase cigarette&nbsp;tax and eliminate&nbsp;state income tax for low income people</strong></p><p>Republican state Sen. John Lamping, of Ladue, has filed legislation that would exempt anyone earning less than $2,000 from having to pay state income tax and slightly lower the taxes for&nbsp;people earning more than that. His legislation would offset the projected $128 million reduction in state income tax revenues by increasing the cigarette tax to 43 cents per pack.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 15:35:48 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2835 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, January 11, 2011 Mo. teen pleads guilty to killing 9-year-old girl http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-teen-pleads-guilty-killing-9-year-old-girl <p><em>Last updated 1:49 p.m.</em></p><p>A Missouri teenager who told authorities that she strangled, cut and stabbed a 9-year-old neighbor because she wanted to know what it felt like has pleaded guilty in the girl&#39;s death.</p><p>Alyssa Bustamante pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Tuesday in the October 2009 killing of Elizabeth Olten in a rural town just west of Jefferson City.</p> Tue, 10 Jan 2012 15:34:16 +0000 The Associated Press 2827 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. teen pleads guilty to killing 9-year-old girl