(AP) – State Stories – January 16th

| January 16, 2013 | 8:19 am
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a part-time student walked into a downtown business school yesterday and shot an administrator in the chest before shooting himself. Authorities say they’re optimistic the two men will survive after they each underwent surgery yesterday. No one else was injured.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mild winter weather is giving crews a head start on road work. Missouri transportation officials say extensive improvements along the St. Louis region’s interstate highways are getting started this month.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is heading to Detroit to meet with automakers. Nixon’s set to meet with representatives of General Motors and Ford while also attending the North American International Auto Show.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities in St. Louis are investigating after firefighters found a woman’s body inside a house after they extinguished a small fire. Fire crews were called to the home in the city’s Dutchtown neighborhood earlier today. Officials are trying to determine if the blaze was suspicious.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis circuit attorney will review practices of the Missouri History Museum. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two aldermen met with Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce last week and she agreed to investigate. The museum has come under fire for a questionable land deal and other recent issues.

WELDON SPRING, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis-area Eagle Scout has earned every merit badge offered by the Boy Scouts of America. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports Michael Carter of St. Charles County recently achieved his goal of earning all 134 badges. The Francis Howell High School senior began his badge quest about six years ago.

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