St. Louis, MO – One person is dead and several others injured after a crash Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 70 near Warrenton.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says at least a dozen vehicles, including two tractor trailers, were involved in the wreck. Sleet and freezing rain have made the roads slick, but the Highway Patrol says it's unclear if weather played a role in the accident.
St. Louis – Sunday was national homeless persons memorial day. Every year on the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, people who work with the homeless hold vigils to remember those who died in the last year.
In St. Louis, advocates say at least 25 people without permanent housing died violently or because of health problems.
Kansas City, Mo. – Some livestock companies may have found a way to slip their farms past Missouri's pollution regulations.
The state’s largest farms require permits and extensive waste-management plans. Smaller ones have fewer regulations.
The Kansas City Star reports rather than building their own megafarms, companies are working with several smaller farms, each of which has fewer animals than would trigger the state pollution regulations.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri Governor-elect Jay Nixon unveiled his economic stimulus plan today.
Nixon's six-point plan includes low-interest loans to small businesses, job training tax incentives and the establishment of an auto manufacturing task force. Nixon says the economic crisis demands that he and other state officials take action quickly.
St. Louis, MO – Tighter standards for the amount of smog exposure that's acceptable over a 24-hour period have put the St. Louis region in violation of the Clean Air Act.
The Environmental Protection Agency informed the state of the violation on Monday. The city and surrounding counties have failed yearly smog tests since 2005, and failed ozone tests since the 1990s. But E-P-A regional spokesman David Bryan says that doesn't mean the clean-up policies are failing.