St. Louis, MO – A former consultant for Anheuser-Busch has been convicted of transporting nearly $400,000 of stolen computer hardware belonging to his employer over state lines. Jack Walter Barrett, Jr. reportedly took the expensive hardware shortly after he began working for Anheuser-Busch in 2006.
He was sentenced to 18 months in prison for auctioning the goods off on eBay and transporting them around the country, United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway announced Tuesday.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has released a list of state construction and maintenance projects he wants to see completed over the next two years.
The $225-million list includes $18 million for upgrades to the Bellefountaine Rehabilitation Center in St. Louis, $46 million for various Department of Conservation projects, and $12 million for projects at state parks.
Nixon spokesman Jack Cardetti says this year's capital improvement budget is not as large as in past years.
St. Louis – Researchers say a new breast cancer test should help doctors tailor treatment according to which type of cancer a patient has. The test identifies the four known types of breast cancer using a set of 50 genes.
Washington University breast cancer specialist Dr. Matthew Ellis co-authored the study with researchers from three other universities. Ellis says the test will identify several types of breast cancer. One of them, basal breast cancer, grows quickly and doesn't respond to hormonal therapy.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Roundtable for Life has filed a lawsuit against Secretary of State Robin Carnahan over language used in a ballot initiative regarding funding for abortion services and human cloning.
The group says it wanted the language to read in part that it would be unlawful to expend, pay, or grant public funds for abortion services, human cloning, and prohibited human research.