Washington, DC – There's a new tactic being tried by Missouri lawmakers to stop the federal government from closing its mapping center in Rolla.
U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (R-Cape Girardeau) has included language in the U.S. Interior Department's 2007 budget bill that requires the agency to spend $13 million dollars to keep open the Rolla office. The U.S. Geological Survey opend its office there in 1921.
St. Louis, MO. – Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon says he will not take himself out of the investigation of the Taum Sauk reservoir.
Missouri Department Of Natural Resources chief Doyle Childers sent a letter to Nixon today. That's after he learned that the attorney general's campaign had indirectly received 19-thousand dollars from the reservoir's operator, Ameren Corporation.
Nixon says Childers is "ill informed" about the matter.
Greenville, SC – Police have arrested a man who they think killed a woman from Ladue who was going to Clemson University. Jerry Buck Inman, 35, was arrested in Tennessee Tuesday night during a traffic stop near his parents' home near Knoxville.
This (Wed) morning, he was in court and agreed to return to South Carolina to face charges.
He is wanted on murder, rape and kidnapping charges in the death of Clemson University junior Tiffany Souers.