St. Louis, MO – - Missouri State Representative Barb Fraser won a seat on the St. Louis County council Tuesday and in doing so kicked out of office long-time councilman Kurt Odenwald. The win shifts control of the Council from Republicans to Democrats.
- Republican Colleen Wasinger won the 3rd district Council race to replace the retiring Skip Mange; she beat Democrat Kathy Schweitzer.
Moberly, MO – The Pentagon says a Marine from Moberly, Mo. died this past weekend after falling off a roof in Iraq.
Military officials say Second Lt. Mark Gelina, 33, was directing the placement of a gun when he fell. The Defense Department described the incident as 'non-hostile' and is investigating. It happened in the Al Anbar province of Iraq.
St. Louis, MO – Missourians on Tuesday vote to give those earning minimum wage a raise by overwhelmingly passing Proposition B.
It garnered 76% of the vote and was among the first of the statewide races and questions to be called.
With the approval, Missouri's minimum wage will increase from the current federal base of $5.15 an hour to $6.50, as of Jan. 1. There also will be an automatic increase each year to keep pace with inflation.
Kansas City, MO – In an extremely tight race, supporters of the stem cell ballot initiative, Amendment 2, came out with a 50-49% victory.
Sandra Aust, a spokesperson for the supporters of the measure, Missouri Coalition for Lifesaving Cures, says Missouri voters want their state to be able to pursue the same cures as the rest of the country.
"I think Missouri voters have said that they want to be treated fairly," Aust said. "They want to have the same access to cures and therapies that every other American has."