St. Louis – Officials at Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital in St. Louis say a 16-year-old boy brought in this week weighing just 40 pounds has been upgraded from critical to serious but stable condition.
Doctors and nurses are slowly re-hydrating and nourishing the boy.One pediatrician says this was the most dramatic case of starvation she's ever seen.
The boy is from Michigan. He's mentally retarded, prone to seizures and has cerebral palsy.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri lawmakers are working to end a tax break for thousands of non-Missourians who work in the state.
Those who live in Illinois but work in Missouri, for example, can deduct property like a home or car from income taxes, even if that property isn't in Missouri. Legislation in Jefferson City would end that practice.
Blocking such a tax break would mean about $11 million more for Missouri each year.