Missouri healthcare leaders say more than 85% of the state's counties don't have enough primary care doctors. They're discussing the shortages at a Missouri Foundation for Health conference in St. Louis this week.
Dr. James Kimmey is the foundation's president. He says there aren't enough primary care doctors because older physicians are retiring and medical students are going into surgical specialties.
Washington, D.C. – In good news for some Boeing workers in St. Louis, a Senate committee has taken action to restore funding for eight C-17 cargo planes. Boeing makes parts for the C-17 and employs about 1,000 local workers on the program.
A conference committee and the full Senate and House still must sign off on the $2.2 billion in the supplemental defense budget to keep the C-17 line in production. Senator Kit Bond of Missouri says that approval appears imminent.
St. Charles, Mo. – The body of 102-year-old builder and philanthropist I.E. Millstone has been found in the Missouri River at St. Charles, more than two weeks after he reportedly jumped from a bridge upstream.
A barge worker discovered the body around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Missouri State Water Patrol Sgt. Jerry Callahan confirmed the body was that of Millstone.
Last month, a witness saw an elderly man jump from the Daniel Boone Bridge into the Missouri River. A vehicle belonging to Millstone's caretaker was parked nearby.