Jefferson City, MO – All Missouri felons would have to provide genetic samples for a law enforcement database under proposed legislation. The legislation would expand Missouri's current DNA sex offender profiling system. It allows for testing in felony murder cases, assaults and sex offenses.
Lawmakers believe the program could lead to more convictions, because of the ability of law enforcement to tap into the proposed statewide database -- and link those already convicted of crimes to other offenses.
St. Louis, MO – Travelers at Lambert Airport in St. Louis will face some security changes starting Friday. Officials are eliminating a second round of security checks, which are currently done randomly just before passengers board planes.
Security director Bill Switzer says the change will make air travel more efficient for travelers and airlines.