Madison Co., MO – The 3-year-old boy who wandered away from his parent's house in Madison County, Missouri last week and spent 52 hours in the woods has been released from the hospital.
Doctors at the Jefferson Regional Medical Center who treated Joshua Childers said the boy is not expected to experience any long-term health consequences from the moderate hypothermia, bug bites, and bruises he suffered.
Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Republican party has filed a complaint with federal and state authorities into allegations that Governor Jay Nixon and his staff tried to bribe lawmakers into supporting Medicaid expansion.
The complaint alleges that a chief aide for the governor and a staffer at the Department of Labor asked two freshmen lawmakers, Chris Molendorp (R, Belton) and Anne Zerr (R, St. Charles), to vote in favor of Medicaid expansion. In return, they would be offered jobs in the Nixon administration.
St. Louis, MO – The state of Illinois and Union Pacific have announced a groundbreaking agreement to pursue high-speed rail between St. Louis and Chicago.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has agreed to fund a $400 thousand study into the upgrades that are necessary along the Amtrak route. Senator Dick Durbin says the collaboration is the first of its kind in the country.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay used his State of the City address Friday to repeat his call for stronger regional cooperation.
"Until we start speaking in unison, Jefferson City - both Democrats and Republicans - will continue to ignore our constituents. They will divert our tax dollars, cap our tax credits, run our police department and take our votes in November for granted," Slay told a crowd at City Hall of aldermen, administration officials, and union members.
The St. Louis County Health Department says residents should not be worried that a local teenager has contracted swine flu.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed the County's first case on Wednesday night after a respiratory sample tested positive.
Mike Williams is the director of communicable disease control and prevention for the County Heath Department. He says residents should take the same precautions they would to keep from catching any virus.