The 150th anniversary of the Civil War begins in April.
There were some 1,200 battles and skirmishes fought on Missouri soil. Only Virginia and Tennessee saw more clashes.
Missourians were often fighting their own neighbors, or even family members, as the state’s residents split between the Union and Confederacy.
One hundred fifty years later, Missourians still are not unified in how they remember the war or even what to call it.
As St. Louis Public Radio’s Maria Altman reports, some hope the sesquicentennial will change that.
A Missouri Senate committee has approved legislation that would restore local control to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, but not before adding a provision that could also kill it.
The amendment would reduce the number of city aldermen in St. Louis to 14, and the number of wards from 28 to seven.
The move comes one day after a related bill easily passed the Missouri House.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Transportation say work on the Poplar Street Bridge will start this spring and continue into the fall.
The work will involve resurfacing the bridge deck and will result in lane closures and traffic delays.
Deanna Venker is an area engineer for MoDOT. She says the work could not be delayed until the completion of the new Mississippi River bridge in 2014.
Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich has announced a proposal to review how several state agencies spend money.
The one-time review would compare spending habits of five to 10 of Missouri's largest state agencies. Schweich says it could save the state millions of dollars.
The long legal battle over the release of files from a St. Louis police investigation into officers who misused 2006 World Series tickets they seized from a scalper has gotten a little longer.
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