JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones is forming an investigatory committee after a report that Chris Koster was one of several state attorneys general who may have been influenced by campaign contributions and lobbyists.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster announced Oct. 17 that the St. Louis City Circuit Court has ordered Stericycle, Inc. not to accept any material that is or may be contaminated with the Ebola virus.
According to a press release from Mo. AG Chris Koster, On Oct.8, the facility received special permits from the federal government to transport Ebola-infected material to its treatment facility in north St. Louis.
On Oct. 16, Koster filed a lawsuit asking the court to block the facility from accepting any infectious material that is, or could be, contaminated with the Ebola virus.
The Texas county jail, which averages nearly 70 inmates at a time, has been saving taxpayers money and serving inmates healthier meals with a garden for a couple years. But they're now taking gardening to the next level.
During the warmer months, the kitchen at the Texas County jail turns out meals full of fresh vegetables, grown right outside the justice center walls. "I'm hoping to save the county some tax dollars," says Texas County Sheriff James Sigman.
Now, with the construction of a high tunnel, which is similar to a greenhouse, the growing season will be nine or ten months out of the year. "We can grow the cool season crops, lettuce, broccoli, cabbage," says Texas County Master Gardener Verlin Altom.
Texas County Master Gardeners Association, Downtown Houston Inc., USDA Rural Development, Texas County Sherriff's Department, and Texas County Commission have come together to make the $7,500 project possible.
Public records obtained by The Associated Press show that Nixon received thousands of phone calls and hundreds of emails, letters and faxes from people throughout Missouri and the world in the weeks after the Aug. 9 shooting. Most of the correspondence was critical of the governor — first for not intervening quickly enough as armored police fired tear gas on protesters, then later for appearing to call for the prosecution of the white officer who shot the black 18-year-old while the investigation is ongoing.