Mo. Lt. Gov, Peter Kinder wants the Missouri Development Finance Board to review the way it approves financing for economic development projects. The request comes in the wake of the Mamtek fiasco in Moberly.
April Ford-Griffin (center, red glasses) listens as Ald. Marlene Davis (at podium) reads a tribute resolution for Ford-Griffin. The former 5th Ward alderwoman stepped down Sept. 30 to take a job leading the St. Louis Civil Rights Enforcement Agency.
A former South Carolina inmate has been sentenced to more than four years in prison for using the identities of 23 fellow prisoners to collect thousands of dollars of student financial aid through Webster University in suburban St. Louis.
Michelle Owens of Florence, S.C., pleaded guilty in June to federal student financial aid fraud and mail fraud. She was sentenced Thursday in Florence.
A China Cargo Airlines Boeing 777 taxis to a loading area after landing for the first time at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on September 23, 2011. The flights will return to China with Missouri made goods.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay remains hopeful that Missouri lawmakers will agree to tax credits to help develop an international air cargo hub at Lambert Airport, even as the effort appears to be stalled. Slay told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the job-creation potential is simply too great to give up on.
Slay says the major problem lawmakers have with the proposal is the issue of expiration dates for some tax credits.
On May 3, 1991, the musicians of the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra played the last notes of the Shostakovich Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, to bring down the curtain at the Kiel Opera House. For 20 years, the massive structure at the corner of Market and 14th Streets sat vacant, as group after group proposed unsuccessful redevelopment plans.
Tomorrow night, the curtain will rise again as Jay Leno and Aretha Franklin headline the first show on the stage of the venue now known as the Peabody Opera House.
The Missouri Republican Party is abandoning the presidential primary and will use the caucus system to choose delegates for next year’s presidential race. The decision comes as a bill that would move the party primaries from February to March remains stalled in the Missouri Senate.
The national GOP had given the state until midnight on October First to move the presidential primary to March, or else risk losing half its delegates. State GOP Executive Director Lloyd Smith says if Missouri goes ahead with a presidential primary in February, it will not count.
Reporting from WBEZ's Kate Dries used in this report.
Illinois Senator Mark Kirk says the U.S. doesn't need to give any more aid to Libya.
Speaking to reporters Thursday from Libya, Kirk says the country has enough money to support itself - at least $100 billion seized from former leader Moammar Gadhafi.
"I had my worries that those funds were not being released on time," Kirk said. "But I was reassured by key figures -- the chairman, the prime minister, and the finance minister -- that they have adequate resources for their capacity right now.