St. Louis, MO – AmerenUE has suspended plans to build a second nuclear power plant in mid-Missouri.
That's after a bill allowing companies to pass construction costs on to consumers during construction appears deadlocked in the Senate.
Ameren officials made the announcement on Thursday, a day after supporters of legislation designed to help the company build a second nuclear reactor called it increasingly unlikely the bill would pass this year.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis area businessman Scott Luster has been sentenced to six years in prison for a Ponzi scheme he ran while the president of Rate Search, Inc.
Luster, a 53-year-old native of Belleville, pleaded guilty to mail and tax fraud charges in February. Rate Search marketed and sold certificates of deposit, but Luster failed to purchase the CDs for customers despite their directions, and did not tell them he hadn't done so. He used the customer's money for personal and other business expenses.
Jefferson City, MO – A Cole County judge has upheld the language on a proposed ballot initiative that would bar public funding for abortions and embryonic stem cell research.
The group Missouri Roundtable for Life is sponsoring the ballot question. They sued Secretary of State Robin Carnahan for the wording her office used, claiming it would bias voters against the measure.
But Circuit Court Judge Patricia Joyce disagreed.
Laura Egerdal is spokesperson for the Secretary of State's office.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri's two Senators appear split on whether or not the Obama administration should release information about intelligence gathered by the use of harsh interrogation tactics.
The administration released a Congressional report Monday that gives more detail about the techniques military interrogators used, which had approval from high-ranking officials in the Bush administration.