Bidders will get a chance later this month to buy two weapons once owned by Bonnie and Clyde.
A tommy gun and a 12-gauge 1897 Winchester shotgun that were used by the infamous outlaw couple will go up for auction in Kansas City on Jan. 21.
The Joplin Globe reports that the weapons were among those seized during a raid of Bonnie and Clyde's apartment in Joplin on April 13, 1933. Until recently, the guns were displayed at the Springfield Police Museum.
Missouri lawmakers return to Jefferson City Wednesday for the start of this year’s legislative session. 2011 was marked by House and Senate Republicans fighting with each other over tax credits and redistricting, while still managing to take pot shots at Democratic Governor Jay Nixon’s handling of the state budget. St. Louis Public Radio’s Marshall Griffin takes a look at how the 2012 session may play out.
The New Year will bring some new programs to our weekly lineup at St. Louis Public Radio with two shows joining our schedule beginning the weekend of January 7, 2012. There is some familiarity to each of these shows but this will mark the first time they will be heard weekly on the station.
Missouri lawmakers will be trying to plug a half-billion-dollar gap in next year's budget when they convene their 2012 session on Wednesday.
State budget director Linda Luebbering says much of the hole is due to a reduction in federal money, such as stimulus funds and Medicaid payments. However, State Senator David Pearce (R, Warrensburg) suggests that that number is not set in stone.
“There are predictions anywhere from $400 to $900 million, (that could) be our shortfall for this upcoming year," Pearce said. "How do you fill that? It’s gonna be tough.”
The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports the annual number of traffic deaths in the state continues to decline.
The patrol says 773 people died in 2011, a 5 percent reduction from the 821 people killed in 2010.
It was the first year since 1949 that Missouri has had fewer than 800 fatalities from traffic accidents.
In 2005, 1,257 people died in traffic accidents in the state. That number has decreased every year since then. The patrol reports that seven people died in traffic accidents in Missouri in the first days of 2012.