ST. LOUIS (AP) — A six-year-old St. Louis boy is recovering after being shot while playing on his front porch. The shooting happened last night, and police say the child was an innocent bystander. The boy was struck in the arm and taken to an area hospital.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — Officials from both St. Louis and University City say the Delmar Loop is safe despite two shootings over the weekend. The officials spoke at a news conference yesterday, saying the shooting incidents were an anomaly. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says authorities in both cities won’t tolerate bad behavior.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – A 17-year-old is dead following what authorities believe was a drag racing accident in St. Louis. Tianna Reed died in the crash early yesterday. The 17-year-old male drive and another passenger in the car where hospitalized in critical condition.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri businesses and business owners could start paying lower taxes under legislation that’s moving through the state Senate. The legislation would cut the state’s corporate income tax in half over five years. It’s already been approved by a Senate panel and could be debated by the full chamber in the coming weeks.
NORTH KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington is coming to North Kansas City. The Wall That Heals has been to more than 300 communities across the U.S. since it was unveiled in 1996. The display is scheduled to make a stop in North Kansas City in June.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s attorney general says a man convicted in a St. Louis woman’s killing in 1982 should not get a new trial. George Allen was sentenced to 95 years. Attorney General Chris Koster says new DNA evidence does not exclude Allen in Mary Bell’s death.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former political operative’s trial in a 2008 parking garage bombing has been delayed until June 13th. Attorneys for Milton Ohlsen want more time to review conversations recorded on a seized laptop. The bombing happened in the St. Louis suburb of Clayton.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House member T.J. Berry says Kansas and Missouri should end tax credits that draw businesses back and forth across the state line without actually creating new jobs. The Kearney Republican has sponsored a bill to end those incentives.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) – National Weather Service offices in Kansas and Missouri will test new tornado warnings aimed at better communicating an approaching storm’s danger. The goal is to reach people who have become desensitized by frequent false alarms.
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A regional survey says rising fuel prices haven’t slowed economic expansion in the Midwest and Plains. The region’s economic index has been improving for five straight months. New survey data released today includes information from Missouri and eight other states.