Jefferson City, Mo. – Republican leaders in the Missouri General Assembly are devoting time and attention to federal issues, in addition to regular state business.
Following Monday's session of the State Senate, Majority Floor Leader Kevin Engler (R, Farmington) expressed concerns over the potential cost of federal health care legislation, and how it could impact Missouri's budget.
St. Louis – Former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire has admitted using steroids during his record-breaking season in 1998.
In a statement Monday, McGwire admitted to using performance enhancing drugs on and off for a decade, something he called "foolish" and a "mistake."
The news did not surprise The Sporting News' baseball columnist Stan McNeal,who had long suspected McGwire was doping. Most fans did as well, he said, and they are likely to forgive the former Cardinals star.
Jefferson City, Mo. – People searching Missouri's online court records may no longer view some requests for orders of protection.
Until the new year began, all applications for protection orders had been posted on Casenet. The site also listed court-issued ex-parte orders that are in effect only until a hearing is held to determine if a full order should be granted.
Under a change ordered by the Missouri Supreme Court, those records now are not listed online until a full order of protection has been granted.
St. Louis, MO – For years St. Louis was called "America's beer capital", not to be confused with Milwaukee which claimed to be the "World beer capital" or the state of Oregon which now claims that distinction for itself.
Most of St. Louis's 200-plus breweries are long gone. So what, if anything, does all that history mean today?
St. Louis – Weather is the likely cause of two partial derailments of an Amtrak passenger train that stops in St. Louis.
Two cars of the Texas Eagle, which runs from Chicago to Los Angeles with a stop in San Antonio, went off the tracks around 9pm Thursday just north of the downtown Amtrak station. The train had also partially derailed early Wednesday just outside of Little Rock.