St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Supreme Court will hear the case of a Missouri woman whose murder conviction was reversed because police intentionally waited to read her the Miranda warning until after she had confessed.
The Missouri Supreme Court reversed Patrice Seibert's murder conviction last year, even though she admitted a role in the death of a 17-year-old in Rolla. Her case is the third involving Miranda warnings the high court will hear this fall.
This week, some 5,000 people from hotel chains, rental car companies and tourist agencies around the world are meeting in St. Louis for what's billed as the nation's largest travel industry trade show.
The "International Pow Wow," as it's called, brings domestic travel suppliers together with tour operators from some 70 countries to buy and sell tour packages across the U.S. KWMU's Kevin Lavery reports.
St. Louis, Mo. – Missouri banks and credit unions are resurrecting a somewhat forgotten social custom. To improve security they are asking customers to remove hats, as well as hoods and sunglasses when visiting financial institutions.
The new dress code went into effect Tuesday but is completely voluntary.
Meridian Credit Union president Charles Waalkes says early tests of the program have had positive results.
Columbia, MO – The University of Missouri's Board of Curators will discuss raising tuition by almost 20% at its meeting Thursday in Kirkwood.
The board says the hike might be necessary to help deal with the state's budget crunch.
The proposed hike would raise tuition to $194.60 a credit hour for in-state undergraduates. That translates to an increase of about $1,000 in the base cost of attending classes, which totals about $6,000 more a year.
Chicago, ILL. – Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich Sunday signed into law legislation that lets undocumented or non-citizens who graduate an Illinois high school to pay the lower, in-state tuition at public universities.
The measure specifically requires the students to have attended the high school for at least three years.
St. Louis, Mo. – Mark Ritchie says the low price of commodities like corn and soybeans is the biggest problem facing American farmers. He heads the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy, a nonprofit think tank that focuses on connections between local and global agriculture policy.
"Always oversupply will lead to much lower prices unless there's some form of intervention, to help bring supply and demand back into balance," Ritchie said.
Kingdom City, MO. – A Webster Groves firefighter who died in the line of duty earlier this year was remembered and honored Sunday in Kingdom City, near Columbia.
Dennis Mignerone's name was one of two added to the Firefighters' Memorial. He died in January after having chest pains while doing exercise drills.
Also honored was Mike Stanley, who suffered a heart attack in March while cutting fire breaks at the scene of a grass fire. He was a volunteer firefighter with the Salisbury Fire Department in north-central Missouri.