St. Louis – Several Congressmen held a news conference on the steps of the Supreme Court in Washington Thursday to speak out against trying alleged 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in federal court.
Attorney General Eric Holder said last month that Mohammed would be tried in Manhattan, several blocks from where the World Trade Center towers stood.
Suburban St. Louis Republican Todd Akin said such a trial would recklessly blur the line between civilian and military justice.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A group that opposes abortion and a type of stem cell research they consider to be human cloning has filed a federal lawsuit against Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan and State Auditor Susan Montee.
Missouri Roundtable for Life accuses Carnahan of using language in their ballot questions designed to prejudice voters against their initiatives, and accuses Montee of drafting financial impact statements that are also designed to have a negative impact.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Missouri lawmakers are being urged to provide moral support, as well as funding, to the state's small business interests during the upcoming legislative session.
Mary Davis is President and CEO of Missouri Enterprise, a non-profit group that advocates for small business interests. She asked a House committee Wednesday to publicly commit to supporting the state's small and mid-level manufacturers and to enact legislation friendly to the industry.
St. Louis – High winds has knocked out power to thousands of people in the St. Louis area.
The power company Ameren said that nearly 10,100 residential and business customers in Missouri were without power at the height of the outages Wednesday morning. Another 7,200 of Ameren's customers in Illinois were also without electricity.
Kansas City Power & Light reported only scattered power outages in its service areas in northwest Missouri.