St. Louis, MO – The Madison County coroner has identified the three victims of an early-morning wrong-way crash on Route 255 near Interstate 270.
Twenty-eight year old Jon L. Moss and 32-year-old Tawanda Jackson, along with Jackson's nine year old son Arnold, were killed when a Pontiac Grand Am driven by 46-year-old Newton Keene hit their Chevrolet Aveo around 1:30 this morning. Keene and Jackson's 11-year-old daughter Takia remain hospitalized.
Police say Keene has a previous DWI and was driving without a license.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon says he'll return a $10,000 contribution from Motorola.
After taking office Jan. 12, Nixon put a hold on the company's $80 million contract to construct a new emergency radio system because of budget problems. But campaign finance reports show Nixon received $10,000 from Motorola last week.
After the Associated Press asked about the money Tuesday, Nixon campaign manager Ken Morley said it would be refunded because of Motorola's pending state contract.
St. Louis, MO – Madison County has settled a lawsuit over its decision to close a facility for the developmentally disabled and mentally ill.
Under the agreement reached last month and unveiled Wednesday, the county will shutter its Sheltered Care Home on Friday. In exchange, the county will provide any additional financial support the residents need over the next ten years in their new placements, which will be funded using any money that isn't spent this year on a new facility in Collinsville.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan has announced she will run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Kit Bond next year.
Carnahan's announcement was videotaped and posted to YouTube and to her newly-unveiled campaign website, robincarnahan.com.
"It's time we had elected leaders ready to stop the bickering and start solving problems, like rebuilding our economy so that it works for everyone, and making government accountable for every nickel it spends," Carnahan said.