St. Louis – Two St. Louis-area Democratic politicians - including one considered a rising star in the party - and a party operative pleaded guilty on Tuesday to lying to cover up illegal campaign activities in a 2004 primary for U.S. Representative.
Former State Senator Jeff Smith and former State Representative Steve Brown submitted their resignations Tuesday. Brown advised Smith's 2004 campaign, in a race eventually won by Russ Carnahan. Nicholas Adams, the third man to plead guilty, was the campaign's treasurer.
St. Louis researchers said they've completed a study that shows measuring liver fat may be a better way to determine a person's risk for developing diabetes and heart disease than measuring belly fat.
Washington University's Dr. Samuel Klein led a study of obese people with varying amounts of belly and liver fat. He said those who had excess liver fat were more likely to develop metabolic problems that lead to diabetes and heart disease, than those who did not.
Jefferson City, MO – A conference today to explore the state of electricity in Missouri turned into a debate over the federal cap-and-trade bill in Washington.
One of the conference speakers, Dylan Sullivan of the Natural Resources Defense Council, told the audience that passing cap-and-trade would most likely result in lower electric bills for Missouri residents.
St. Louis – The death of an overweight eighth-grader during football practice has revived the debate over testing of children's hearts before they engage in sports or other strenuous activity.
Anthony Troupe Jr. collapsed last week on a suburban St. Louis football field. The 13-year-old known as "Big Ant" for his 6-foot-2-inch, 383-pound body was pronounced dead at a local hospital an hour later.