(AP) – State Stories – January 21st

| January 21, 2013 | 8:36 am
Print Friendly

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Cardinals fans have remembered Stan Musial, gathering around the larger of the two statues honoring him outside Busch Stadium. The Hall of Famer died Saturday at 92. On Sunday, Stan the Man was the main topic at the Cardinals’ annual fan festival. Despite near-freezing temperatures, there was a game-day feel Sunday at the ballpark.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The American political standard of “one person, one vote” won’t apply when nominees are selected to replace southeast Missouri congresswoman Jo Ann Emerson. Most of the voters in the district won’t get to cast ballots to decide the party nominees. Some will get to vote twice. And some people who don’t even live in the district will get to vote.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) – A Cape Girardeau city jail inmate is charged with assaulting a jailer. Twenty-two-year-old Charlesmen Bobo of Cape Girardeau faces one count of second-degree assault on a corrections officer. Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Darin Hickey says Bobo is accused of punching a jailer several times Thursday while he was being put into a cell. The jailer was taken to a hospital with serious, but not life-threatening, injuries.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Popcorn at the movies is one thing. A meal from a marquee chef raises the culinary stakes considerably. MX Movies opened for business in downtown St. Louis on Friday, marking the first time since a 10-screen multiplex at Union Station closed in 2003 that downtown has had a movie theater.

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) – Nearly two years after a tornado demolished much of Joplin, acts of generosity are continuing to lighten the burden for residents who lost nearly everything. One of the latest gestures occurred Thursday, when Patricia Bryan gave Rhonda Wilkins land for a new home. The two Joplin women had never met before the May 2011 tornado.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Nursing has been awarded a $2.4 million federal grant to diversify the profession’s workforce. The money will be used for scholarships to assist 240 students who are underrepresented in nursing. That group includes men and minorities. UMKC says current and new bachelor of science nursing students are eligible to receive scholarships of $10,000 per year over a four-year period.

LEBANON, Mo. (AP) – A 45-year-old Lebanon man has been charged with poaching deer with a gun he wasn’t legally supposed to own because he’s a felon. John Edward McGinnis the Third faces felony counts of unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful possession of a firearm. McGinnis is a felon because he was convicted in 1998 of possession of a controlled substance. McGinnis is jailed in Laclede County on a $150,000 cash-only bond. No court dates have been set. His attorney didn’t immediately return a phone call.

morning challenge