About 14 acres of Forest Park burned today as part of a new effort to naturally maintain its wildlife areas.
Clouds of white smoke wafted above Kingshighway as fire consumed acres of dry grass and brush in a north-east area of Forest Park. Peter VanLinn, a park ecologist says this is the first controlled burn in the park's 135-year history.
Missouri tax revenues have increased this year but are falling short of what was expected in the state's budget.
The state Office of Administration reported Friday that state revenues through November increased 2 percent, to $2.84 billion from $2.78 billion last year. So far, sales tax collections are up 3.4 percent but corporate income taxes are down 10.7 percent.
After 18 months of work behind the scenes, a three-week delay, and two hours of debate that covered topics from roller skating to Robert Frost, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen has sent a $64 million bond issue for the city's parks to Mayor Francis Slay.
Governor Jay Nixon (D) says his administration wisely handled the vetting of a Los Angeles-based company that began building an artificial sweetener plant in Moberly, then pulled out after missing its bond payment to the small northeast Missouri town.
Moberly officials told a State House committee this week that the governor’s Department of Economic Development withheld emails from a DED consultant revealing that he could not verify whether Mamtek had a functioning plant in China. Nixon did not address that accusation when talking with reporters today, but he did say no taxpayer dollars went to Mamtek.
A former anorexia patient is suing a Missouri treatment center, claiming one of its psychologists implanted horrific memories while she was hypnotized so that she'd extend her stay and run up a huge bill.
Lisa Nasseff accuses Castlewood Treatment Center psychologist Mark Schwartz of making her believe she had been part of a satanic cult that committed unthinkable acts and that she had been raped several times and had multiple personalities.