Columbia, MO – University of Missouri basketball star Ricky Clemons will serve the remainder of his 60-day suspension in jail following an incident at the residence of MU president Elson Floyd over the weekend.
St. Louis, Mo. – Missouri's Governor toured the state Monday, signing into law a bill aimed at re-investing in downtowns.
The Missouri Downtown Economic Stimulus Act allows cities to keep part of state sales taxes generated in downtown areas, in order to fund downtown civic improvements.
Governor Bob Holden said the bill is a perfect plan for cities. He added the new plan can help all incorporated localities re-vitalize their downtowns, no matter the size. The bill enjoyed bi-partisan support in the house and senate.
St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Corps of Engineers says there's no need to shorten the barge season any more on the Missouri River.
The current season is already six days shorter because of last winter's drought conditions. But new forecasts show there's still enough water in the river and its reservoirs to maintain the current schedule.
Barges run between Sioux City, Iowa and St. Louis for eight months each year. This year's season will end around Thanksgiving. It usually ends around December 1.
St. Louis, Mo. – The interim management team charged with overhauling the performance of the St. Louis Public Schools says it wants feedback on a plan to consolidate some schools in the district.
The team is hosting a series of public meetings this week to talk about schools that meet certain criteria for consolidation, such as occupancy rates, maintenance costs and low educational performance.