St. Louis, MO – A pair of letters circulating in the Senate is calling for Defense Secretary Robert Gates to maintain production lines for both the C-17 cargo plane and the F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter.
In St. Louis, Boeing employs about 5,800 workers in production of the two aircraft. Senator McCaskill says the $50-million price tag for the Super Hornet is a better value than the $140-million F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, a more advanced aircraft that's still under development.
St. Louis, MO. – A 3-year-old boy was found in remarkably good condition Wednesday afternoon, more than 50 hours after wandering away from home and getting lost in the rugged hills of Missouri's Mark Twain National Forest about 90 miles south of St. Louis.
Volunteer searcher Donnie Halpin said he saw two dogs along a trail. When he walked over to the dogs, he spotted Joshua Childers resting on the ground.
St. Louis-based Monsanto is accusing a competitor of illegally using its seed engineering techniques to produce competing herbicide-resistant seeds. Monsanto filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Pioneer Hi-Bred International Monday.
The suit alleges that the DuPont subsidiary has combined Monsanto's Roundup Ready seed trait with a DuPont-developed trait to make crops resistant to herbicide.
Washington University researchers say children with autism should be diagnosed several years earlier than they currently are. The researchers analyzed data from 13 U.S. hospitals and universities and found that children usually are diagnosed around six years old.
St. Louis, MO – A former employee of a downtown restaurant will spend five years in federal prison for setting the fires that destroyed the Copia Urban Winery and Market.
Twenty-seven year old Gilbert Summers of St. Louis will also have to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution for the fires, which he set after being dismissed from his job in a dispute over a missing paycheck of another employee. He pleaded guilty in September 2008 to felony arson.
St. Louis, MO – Lieutenant Gov. Peter Kinder has called Monday night's approval of a bill appropriating $332 million in stimulus money a "legislative miracle."
The spending bill includes $12 million to restore some transit service cuts in St. Louis, as well as money to renovate the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center in Columbia. The state House shot the legislation down Thursday night - then reversed course on Monday, the very next legislative day.