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Woman Stabbed To Death In Jennings

(Jennings, MO)  --  St. Louis County police are investigating the stabbing death of a woman in Jennings.  Her body was found Tuesday night at an apartment on Dawn Court.  Her name hasn't been released, but police tell the "Post Dispatch" they're searching for the victim's boyfriend.

Peabody Protest Today

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Another protest is planned for today at Peabody Energy.  Coal miners from across the country will once again converge on downtown St. Louis.  They want to draw attention to the ongoing issues with health care and pension benefits as subsidiary Patriot goes through bankruptcy.  Ten people were arrested during last month's Peabody proteSt.

Lambert National Guard Units Leaving

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Several Air National Guard units stationed at Lambert International Airport after the Good Friday tornado are finally pulling out.  They'll be assigned to Jefferson Barracks instead, doubling the number of guardsmen there.  The move is expected to take around two years.

Governor Nixon Will Still Use State Plane

(Jefferson City, MO)  --  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will continue to use a state-owned plane.  An effort by the some Republicans to block Nixon from using the aircraft failed yesterday.  The Missouri Highway Patrol paid five-million dollars for the plane.  While Representative Mark Parkinson of St. Charles says it's wasteful spending, others say it would be even more wasteful to not use the aircraft at all.

Mandatory School Age In Illinois Could Drop

(Undated)  --  Five-year-olds in Illinois would be required to go to school under a proposed bill.  Currently the compulsory school age is seven.  Some state lawmakers say lowering it to five would instill good habits in kids earlier, and help reduce truancy and absenteeism in elementary schools.

Arrest In Jennings Murder

(Jennings, MO)  --  Police have made an arrest after a woman was found stabbed to death Tuesday night in Jennings.  The death occurred around 10 p.m. on Dawn Court at Halls Ferry.  The victim's children were reportedly present.  Police say the unidentified woman's boyfriend is being held for questioning.

Laclede's Landing Murder Investigation

(St. Louis, MO)  --  A murder investigation is underway at the Laclede's Landing Metrolink Station.  An unidentified thirty-three-year old male was gunned down sometime before midnight during an argument.  The suspect escaped on foot.

Two Sought In North City Home Invasion

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Two armed suspects are sought in a Tuesday night home invasion.  Police say they kicked in the door of a home on Wheaton Drive around 8 p.m.  After demanding cash they reportedly left the scene.  There were no injuries.           

Was History Museum Land Deal An Historical Rip Off

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Was the History Museum land deal a historical rip off?  An independent appraisal released this week shows the land, purchased from former St. Louis Mayor Freeman Bosley, is worth less than 25-percent of the actual price paid.  The History Museum paid 875-thousand-dollars in 2006 for the land on Delmar just north of Forest Park.  The current appraisal is 214-thousand-dollars.

Video Gambling Hinders Illinois Casinos

(Springfield, IL)  --  Video gambling hinders Illinois casinos.  The "Belleville News Democrat" reports casino revenue across the state was down last month.  Stand alone machines or video gambling, found in many of the state's bars and truck stops, took in nearly $10-million in January.

Woman Steals From Local Sam's Club For Resale On EBay

(St. Louis, MO)  --  A Missouri woman is accused of stealing from local Sam's Clubs and then reselling the merchandise on eBay.  Thirty-nine-year old Tammy Baggio, of St. Joseph, reportedly would go into the store and select an inexpensive item in a large box.  She would then remove the contents and refill the box with top of the line electronics or pet meds.  Baggio was indicted by a federal grand jury in late January.

Area Residents Needed For Historic Cancer Research Project

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Area residents are needed for a historic cancer research project.  The American Cancer Society's prevention study will follow the health of three-hundred thousand participants nationwide over a twenty-year span.  Visit CancerStudyMo.org to enroll or schedule an appointment. 

Modernizing Missourian's Property Tax Bills

(Jefferson City, MO)  --  One lawmaker hopes to modernize the way Missourians receive their property tax bills.  Representative Chrissy Sommer, a Republican from St. Charles, introduced House Bill 128 this week.  It would update a current law to allow for the use of e-mail as opposed to snail-mail.

Airline Baggage Loss Drops

(St. Louis, MO)  --  The nation's top airlines showed baggage loss dropped last year to record lows.  The fifteen largest carriers also showed over eighty-percent on time arrivals for 2012.  Tarmac delays remained steady with the previous year.

 

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