Missouri House members are trying to eject from their earlier support for a jet built in Texas.
House members this month approved a resolution urging Congress to fund the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program, which is built by Lockheed Martin Corp. in Texas. Some now fear the jet could compete for funding with the F/A-18, which is built by Boeing Corp. in St. Louis.
Boeing is among Missouri's biggest employers with about 15,000 workers in the state and 5,000 connected to the F/A-18.
Unemployment in Illinois rose in September for a fifth straight month and hit 10 percent for the first time since August 2010.
The state Department of Employment Security on Thursday blamed continued weakness in consumer confidence across the country for the increase. The federal government earlier this month said national unemployment for September was 9.1 percent. That was unchanged from August. The state rate was 9.9 percent in August.
If your purchased candy at TJ Maxx, Marshall's or HomeGoods stores recently, and you're allergic to peanuts, listen up - some of that candy may have been recalled.
Nassau Candy Distributors is recalling their Nancy Adams Classic Mini S'mores because the candy may contain peanuts that are not listed as an ingredient. The product was sold nationwide at the three stories above - here's the complete description:
As part of ongoing construction efforts, the Eads Bridge will be closed this weekend.
The bridge will be closed to all traffic beginning at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 (tomorrow) and will reopen at 3 a.m. Oct. 24 (Monday).
Motorists and public transportation users alike will be affected by the closure, and Metro, which owns the bridge, provides the following information regarding alternative routes or means of transportation:
Former U.S. Sen. Kit Bond is teaming up with a former U.S. marshal to start a private security company.
Kit Bond Corporate Protection Services will be based in Columbia. The president of the new business is Mauri Sheer, who until May had served as a federal marshal in western Missouri where he coordinated security at three federal courthouses. Sheer also worked for the U.S. Secret Service for 27 years.
An oversized American flag covers the Busch Stadium outfield during the playing of the National Anthem before Game 1 of the 2011 World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis on Oct. 19, 2011.
The Cardinals claimed Game 1 of the World Series last night at Busch Stadium against the Texas Rangers.
Pinch-hitter Allen Craig drove in the go-ahead run to give the Cardinals a 3-2 win. Lance Berkman put the Cardinals ahead with a two-run single in the fourth, and Rangers catcher Mike Napoli tied the game with a home run the next inning. Pitcher Chris Carpenter got the win, allowing five hits in six innings. Allen Craig says it worked out to have Carpenter on the mound during the first game.