A group of protesters in Columbia have to remove a tent and camping equipment today from their base outside City Hall. The protesters are part of the nationwide Occupy movement, but city officials say they’re illegally blocking a city sidewalk and damaging property.
A ground breaking ceremony will be held this afternoon on a new manufacturing facility in southwestern Missouri that could create 55 jobs over five years. The $14 million facility is being built in Strafford by a division Deere & Company.
State officials say more Missourians are renewing their license plates online. The number of online renewals has tripled from 39,000 in 2009 to 137,000 last year. That figure’s on pace to grow again this year: from July through September, more than 46,000 people renewed their plates online.
A woman has died after a freight train collided with a car outside Kansas City. The train struck the car early yesterday in Independence. A female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the car and another passenger, both male, were taken to a hospital. Police haven’t released the victims’ identities.
Greyhound is apologizing to passengers who arrived twelve hours late to St. Louis due to a runaway bus driver. The driver abandoned his passengers in Cape Girardeau. The passengers called Greyhound, which sent another driver several hours later. The passengers arrived in St. Louis on Saturday. Greyhound says the driver will be disciplined and refunds will be issued to the delayed passengers.
St. Louis police are investigating a break-in at an old court building that was discovered after an Occupy St. Louis protest on Thursday. A police spokeswoman said Saturday that the break-in was reported the morning after the demonstration. She says someone cut a chain from the building’s door to get in.