Jefferson City, Mo. – Early this afternoon, the Missouri House rejected legislation that would have given St. Louis control over its police department.
The state has overseen the city's police force since the Civil War.
In voting against local control, State Representative Ryan Silvey (R, Kansas City) noted that the bill's supporters included lots of politicians, while the opposition came from groups representing police officers.
St. Louis, MO – An international team of researchers has sequenced the genome of the zebra finch. Their work reveals a lot about songbird genetics, and opens a new door to understanding the basis of human speech.
St. Louis, MO – When the state's 13th casino license is up for grabs this summer, the city of St. Louis wants it to stay here.
The license becomes available on July 1st, after Pinnacle's President Casino on the downtown riverfront closes. The city's economic development agency announced Monday that it wants to hear from casino developers interested in building a facility somewhere along the Mississippi River.