A House interim committee appointed to examine the state’s response to last year’s flooding and tornadoes held what was supposed to be its final hearing – but it ended early when no one from the State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) or the Department of Public Safety showed up. Kinder, who chairs the committee, says they will now send a letter to the Nixon Administration asking for written testimony.
Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is asking the State Emergency Management Agency to explain why the St. Louis suburb of Bridgeton has not received $500,000 in FEMA funds to help it recover from the 2011 Good Friday tornado.
Kinder chairs an interim legislative committee on disaster preparedness, response and recovery, which agreed today to give SEMA 48 hours to respond.
A toddler taken from a Bridgeton hotel room last week has been found safely.
Detectives with the Bridgeton Police Department received a tip early Saturday evening that 2-year-old Brooklyn Hunter and Albert Cory Hunter were at a St. Louis Bread Company at 6701 Clayton Rd. Clayton police investigated the tip and found the pair. Albert Hunter was arrested without incident - Brooklyn did not appear to be injured, but Bridgeton Lt. Steve James says she was taken to a hospital as a precaution.