Today we get new data for durable goods orders. Those are orders of big ticket items like computers. It's often looked at as a sign of how much businesses are spending. And it's a good indicator of what we can expect in coming months. Our own Adam Allington reports for Marketplace Morning Report via the link.
More than a third of the state is in D4, or exceptional drought, the worst category. That area covers the Boot-heal and a swath of western Missouri from Kansas City down to around Springfield. The rest of the Show-Me State is in extreme drought (D3), the second-worst category. NDMC Climatologist Mark Svoboda says Missouri can expect a brief reprieve next week.
A St. Louis man, who was attacked by chimpanzees at a South African refuge, is now recovering at a St. Louis hospital.
Andrew Oberle, Jr., was pulled under a fence and mauled by chimps at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Eden Sanctuary in June. He suffered serious injuries to his head, arms and legs. St. Louis University Hospital chief of plastic surgery Dr. Bruce Kraemer told reporters Thursday that Oberle has a good attitude and is healing well.
Wildfire Danger This map shows current large wildfires and forecast burning conditions in the lower 48 states. The map uses federal categories to describe fire conditions. Read more: Megafires: The New Normal In The Southwest Source: U.S. Forest Service (Forecast updated each morning, fires updated every 30 minutes, 4-10 a.m.
Judges on the Missouri Supreme Court and the state Court of Appeals are selected by the governor from three finalists recommended by a special commission. The commission consists of one Supreme Court judge, three lawyers and three non-lawyers chosen by the governor.