The federal agency that oversees the National Weather Service says warning sirens and notifications went out well ahead of the devastating Joplin tornado. But it says residents didn't respond quickly enough to the sirens warning of the impending twister.
St. Louis County's assessor is assailing a board's decision to cut the assessed value of the county's two casinos in a move that will cost school, fire and other districts millions of dollars in tax revenue.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the county's Board of Equalization assessed the value of Harrah's casino in Maryland Heights at $152 million. That's down $288 million from the county's assessment of it May.
Special legislative session may end unless consensus found in 2 days
Supporters and opponents of the scaled-down tax credit bill spent more than six hours Monday trying to make their respective cases to a Missouri House committee. Senate leaders slashed $300 million from the Aerotropolis proposal before passing it, and say that the Compete Missouri provision in the bill can more than make up for the deleted warehouse incentives.
David Kerr, who heads the state's Economic Development department, testified in favor of the bill.