UPI/Bill Greenblatt

U.S. Military Alters Training Amid Budget Woes

Fewer flights, fewer drills as part of sequestration.


File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Cuts to Public Defender’s Office Could Cost Taxpayers More

Federal Public Defender Lee Lawless says that may reduce spending at their end but the delays they cause keep suspects waiting in jail cells paid for by the U.S. Marshal’s Office.


U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel testifies during a hearing before the Senate Budget Committee June 12, 2013 on Capitol Hill (Alex Wong/Getty)

Hagel Cuts Furlough Days for Pentagon Civilian Employees

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Tuesday that the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six.


File photo of barge on Mississippi River.

Sequestration Cuts Shut Down 3 Area Stream Gauges

The National Streamflow Information Program says losing these river level monitors presents a potential threat to public safety.



Job Cuts at “Lighthouse for the Blind”

Sequestration cuts claim more jobs in the St. Louis area. This time blind workers are affected.


KMOX/Kevin Killeen

County Officials Continue To Delay Progress on Homeless Shelter

Dooley says there are limiting factors, like cost, worsened by sequestration’s effect on federal funding.


St. Louis Regional Airport

St. Louis Regional Airport On Final FAA List of Closing Towers

The original list of threatened towers contained 189 contract towers but the Administration was able to stave off the closure of 40 of those, leaving a final list of 149.



Sequestration Could Affect Fair St. Louis

The Army’s Golden Knights parachute team was a popular element of last year’s Air Show, but they’ve begun cancelling their 2013 appearances.


Kevin Sorbo

Overnight America: March 6th, 2013 – Kevin Sorbo, Niall Stanage

Actor Kevin Sorbo dropped by today to talk with Jon about his latest project “Chicken Soup For the Soul: Billy Graham and Me.” Political Reporter Niall Stanage of stopped by to take us inside […]


The air traffic control tower at St. Louis Regional Airport in Bethalto, Ill. is targeted for closure on April 1. (KMOX/Brad Choat

Bethalto Airport Tower Closing

St. Louis Regional Airport would remain open after April 1, but without air traffic controllers, thanks to FAA budget cuts.



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