St. Louis, MO – A candidate for Dick Gephardt's seat in Congress has dropped out of the crowded race.
Democrat Mike Evans, 25, of De Soto, says he doesn't have enough support, so he's endorsing fellow Democrat Jeff Smith. "We must now choose a candidate who will continue to fight for us the way Richard Gephardt has over the past two decades," Evans said about Smith in a message to supporters on his website.
Evans says he's the first openly gay person to run for Congress in Missouri.
St. Louis – A Missouri appeals court has refused to reinstate the city of St. Louis' lawsuit that sought compensation from gunmakers, distributors and related trade groups for gun-related injuries.
A three-judge Missouri Court of Appeals panel Tuesday found that newly revised Missouri law bars such legal action.
The ruling upholds a St. Louis County judge's dismissal last October of the city's 1999 lawsuit. In that decision, the judge ruled such lawsuits would open what he called "a floodgate to additional litigation."
Jefferson City, MO – New campaign reports show the interests that support a casino near Branson have now raised almost $12 million to get their message out.
That's opposed to the group that opposes the casino, called Show Me You Care, which has raised just $1.4 million.
Missourians next week will decide whether the state's constitution should be changed to allow for a casino in Rockaway Beach. Right now the constitution only allows for gaming on the Missouri or Mississippi River.