Washington, D.C. – House Majority Whip Roy Blunt confirmed today he has early stage prostate cancer. And the Missouri Congressman says he'll have his prostate removed next month.
Blunt said the malignancy was found during routine screening, and was diagnosed in the early stages. The 53-year-old Springfield Republican said the cancer is unrelated to a cancerous tumor that prompted doctors to remove his left kidney last year.
St. Louis, MO – A state appeals court in St. Louis yesterday said police may get a search warrant for a blood sample if a drunken-driving suspect refuses a breath test.
The ruling preserves how authorities handle DWI cases statewide. At issue was whether drunken-driving suspects could avoid giving blood or urine samples by first refusing a Breathalyzer test. Current state law says no test shall be given to a DWI suspect if he or she refuses.
But the judges said that applies only to police who seek other tests without a warrant.
Jefferson City, MO – Natural gas prices could rise this winter. Warren Wood-the Missouri Public Service Commission's energy department manager-says the average gas customer in the state could pay about 100 dollars more this winter than last year.