Missouri's unemployment rate remained just below 9 percent in May.
Figures from the state Department of Economic Development indicate that Missouri's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 8.9 percent last month - the same level as in April.
The total number of nonfarm jobs, however, fell by 1,500 in May.
The department says the figures were based on conditions in the second week of May, when flooding was occurring in southeast Missouri but before a tornado hit Joplin.
Updated 9:59 a.m. June 8 to clarify Associated Press story.
Public health officials in Columbia, Mo. have asked an ice cream shop to cool it* with the cicada-flavored ice cream that customers apparently can't get enough of.
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The postmaster in the eastern Missouri town of Festus has been convicted of two felony counts.
The U.S. Attorney's Office in St. Louis said in a release Monday that Teresa Tremusini, Festus postmaster, has been convicted of two counts of receipt of illegal gratuities.
The Missouri treasurer's office has returned $1.4 million in unclaimed property to a St. Louis area employer.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel said the returned money is the second largest amount his office has returned from unclaimed property. He did not identify the employer.
The $1.4 million account was made up of more than 260 individual securities accounts. The largest single amount, $1.6 million, was returned in January 2010 to a person in the St. Louis area.
Updated at 12:47 p.m. June 3:
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Conway has now also been put on house arrest "for distributing packets to aldermen declaring his innocence despite a judge's orders to avoid city hall and contact with municipal officials."
A little over a week after Kinloch, Mo. mayor Keith Conway was indicted on charges that he embezzled city money for personal use, Conway has been issued a superseding indictment for witness tampering.
The witness tampering charge is on top of the two previous charges, one felony count of Wire Fraud and one felony count of Federal Program Theft.
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