Missouri

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon addresses the state legislature during the annual State of the State address at the state capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 21, 2015.    Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

A Look at Key Bills from Missouri’s 2015 Legislative Session

Here’s a look at where some of the major issues stand before Friday’s deadline to pass bills.

05/11/2015

(Kevin Killeen/KMOX)

EPA Begins Testing Bridgeton Landfills Monday

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday it approved a testing plan to understand the scope of radioactive contamination at the Bridgeton landfills.

05/08/2015

File photo of a police car. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Authorities Successful in Franklin County Drug Bust

The arrest led to a building where a veritable drug smorgasbord was uncovered, including seven pounds of meth, half-pound of raw heroin, a pound of marijuana, numerous prescription narcotics, and synthetic drugs.

05/08/2015

Michael Brown Jr. (UPI/handout)

Appeal Filed Seeking Michael Brown’s Juvenile Records

An appeal was filed in the Missouri Supreme Court seeking Michael Brown, Jr.’s juvenile records.

05/07/2015

Missouri Capitol (Getty Images)

Missouri House Passes Bill to Fix Unaccredited Schools

The bill calls for an expansion of a virtual school option for students who have been in an unaccredited school for at least one semester.

05/07/2015

Missouri senator and physician Rob Schaaf, R-St.Joseph. (KMOX file photo)

Mo. Senator on New St. Louis NFL Stadium: ‘I’m Going to be a Wall’

Schaaf says as long as his “legs will stand up,” he will filibuster.

05/07/2015

Red-eyed, black-bodied periodical cicadas emerge in large broods every 13 to 17 years, depending on the brood. (Courtesy of the MDC)

Two Groups of Cicadas Ready to Emerge Across Missouri

If you weren’t around for the huge emergence of 13-year cicadas in 2011 because they weren’t present in your part of the state, you may have an opportunity to witness a noisy encore this time around.

05/07/2015

turkey farm

Bird Flu Virus Creeps Across Missouri

A strain of bird flu responsible for the deaths of millions of chickens and turkeys in several states is spreading across Missouri.

05/06/2015

Taylor Clark (Courtesy: Madison County Illinois Sheriff's Office)

UPDATED: Leads But No Arrests in Killing of SIUE Student

Hazelwood police say Clark’s body was found about 400 yards from his car, which was found last evening in the parking lot of a truck driving school on Missouri Bottom Road.

05/05/2015

Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Barge Containers Project Could Bring Business to St. Louis

A plan to place shipping containers on barges that travel on the Mississippi River now has the full attention of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

05/05/2015

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