ST. LOUIS – A new report from Washington University is calling for an increase in statewide tobacco-control efforts.
Based on a 2007 survey of 50,000 people, the report shows Missourians smoke at a rate far higher than the national average. Medicare recipients, the uninsured and gay Missourians showed the highest levels of smoking.
Sarah Shelton is a researcher with the Center for Tobacco Policy Research. She says those with little education or income have few resources to help them quit.
Marissa, Ill – A Marissa, Illinois teen missing since Saturday has been found dead.
According to the St. Clair County sheriff's office, a farmer found the partially clad body of 15-year-old Christopher Harthorne on his property. The teen's clothes were located nearby. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday, but police do not suspect foul play.
Christopher had a habit of running away, but his parents told police he had never disappeared for so long. The teen took daily medication for bipolar disorder.
An aerospace manufacturer is expanding in eastern Missouri with the aid of about $3.3 million in state incentives.
Gov. Jay Nixon attended a groundbreaking Monday for a new facility for Valent Aerostructures in Washington, Mo. He says the new plant will help keep 120 jobs in Missouri and could lead to 100 additional jobs over the next three years.
The National Park Service has awarded a contract for a structural study of the Gateway Arch. The study comes after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported about corrosion problems in the 45-year-old, 630-foot-tall monument to westward expansion.
Officials for the Park Service said Monday that the Northbrook,Ill.-based structural engineering firm Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates will perform the study.