(AP) – State Stories January 23rd

| January 23, 2013
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nearly 600-page bill that’s been introduced in the Missouri Legislature would overhaul the state’s criminal laws. If the measure passes, it’d be the first major update to the Missouri Criminal Code since 1979.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House members will hold a news conference today to discuss a proposed bond package that could pay for transportation projects, state buildings and other infrastructure needs. Republican House Speaker Tim Jones says the bonds could provide funding without a tax increase for what he calls Missouri’s “vast” construction needs.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A campaign is gaining momentum to name a new Mississippi River bridge in St. Louis after the late Cardinals great Stan Musial. The 92-year-old Hall of Famer died Saturday. Lawmakers in both Illinois and Missouri would have to approve the name.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Dairy Association is expanding its annual statewide meeting into a regional session for Midwest milk producers. The two-day Heart of America Dairy Expo begins Friday in Springfield and could draw 300 participants.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man faces multiple charges after a shootout with police. 38-year-old Karlton Finger was charged with assaulting police officers and other counts on Saturday. The shootout happened January 12th when police tried to stop several burglary suspects. No one was injured.

ST. LOUIS (AP) — As frigid temperatures settle over much of the Midwest, St. Louis has opened an emergency shelter near downtown. The shelter seeks to provide a place for homeless people to keep warm as forecasters call for mostly cold weather over the next several days. The shelter initially was to have 50 beds, but it was expanded to 75.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than a dozen Kansas City-area hospitals will use a regional computer network to share their patients’ medical information more efficiently. Participation in the Lewis and Clark Information Exchange was announced yesterday. The network gives the hospitals immediate access to such information as the patients’ lab results, medication histories and allergies.

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