Missouri House panel weighs marijuana legalization
Most Missouri adults would be able to buy and use recreational marijuana under a bill being considered by a state House panel.
The measure would let people older than 21 produce, sell, distribute and use pot. The legislation would allow the state to adopt regulations on marijuana distribution and to levy an excise tax up to 25 percent of the drug's cost.
It is sponsored by Democratic ...
Missouri House endorses abortion notification requirement
The Missouri House has given first-round approval to legislation that would impose an additional requirement on minors who seek abortions.
Missouri currently requires girls younger than 18 to get consent from one parent before terminating a pregnancy. The measure endorsed with a 117-37 vote Monday would require minors to notify the second parent within five days of having the procedure.
Supporters say the bill would allow divorced ...
Warm weather brings out the bugs
We aren't the only ones who like the warmer weather.
Ants, spiders, fleas and the dreadful termites. Just because we had a brutal winter doesn't mean we're bug free. Experts say get prepared to deal with the tiny critters.
His name is Shannon Rosebrough. Consider him a bug hunter.
"When it warms up like this everything is going to start moving around again," he said.
No matter the ...
Seventies are heavenly
Temperatures today soared to the mid 70s area wide. Tuesday looks like another delightful day! Unfortunately there will be a huge temperature drop Wednesday. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast. ...
Missouri measure aims to tighten meth clean up procedures
Missouri is one of the top states in the nation for methamphetamine production.
The residue left behind by those dangerous chemicals can pose serious safety concerns.
"The reason for this is I think they're not cleaned properly," said State Representative Charlie Norr, a democrat, of Springfield.
That concern is what prompted Norr to put together an outline for proper meth cleanup procedures with mandated testing conducted by the ...
Springfield bomb squad detonates suspicious device
The Springfield bomb squad detonated what it considered a suspicious device Monday evening in south Springfield.
The device was found near the 4400 block of South Reed, near the Springfield Nature Center. Firefighters detonated the device in a nearby field. Firefighters say they exploded the device as a precaution.
Firefighter say the investigation is ongoing to find the person responsible for making the device. Investigators say it's ...