A suburban St. Louis company could face nearly $200,000 in fines after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited 37 health and safety violations in an investigation that began after a fatal accident.
The nearly year-long process to replace University of Missouri System president Gary Forsee is nearing its conclusion.
Interim System president Stephen Owens sent out an email this morning saying that Tuesday is the day and that the announcement will be made at the Reynolds Alumni Center on the grounds of the System's flagship campus in Columbia at 10 a.m.
St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley admits that he made missteps over the last few months as Missouri's largest county tried to deal with an unprecedented budget shortfall. Dooley told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he made what he called clumsy mistakes, saying the recession is "new territory" for the county.
Legislation to be considered by lawmakers next year would require Missouri’s Attorney General to sue the federal government to enforce federal immigration laws.
The bill is sponsored by GOP Senator Will Kraus. He says whenever state or local authorities arrest someone who happens to be in the US illegally, the feds release that person about 60 percent of the time.
The original map had raised constitutional concerns because it divided rural Johnson County in western Missouri among two separate Senate districts. The county is represented in the Senate by Republican David Pearce of Warrensburg.
The University of Missouri has chosen its next president and expects to announce its decision next week. Board of Curators chairman Warren Erdman says a search committee began with a pool of more than 100 candidates from academic and non-academic backgrounds alike.
"We had four interviews and we worked our way down to a couple second interviews," Erdman said. "Then there were a few telephone follow-ups. In the end, the committee recommended a single finalist."