FEMA providing assistance to winter flooding victims

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved more than $6 million in grants to help nearly 1,000 Missourians whose homes were damaged by the winter flood. FEMA said Tuesday that the disaster grants will help pay for home repairs, temporary rental assistance and other needs stemming from the flooding in eastern…

Medical marijuana sales rise in Illinois to start 2016

CHICAGO (AP) – Medical marijuana sales in Illinois picked up in January as more dispensaries opened around the state. Program director Joseph Wright announced Tuesday that patients legally purchased more than $1.2 million in marijuana last month. Seven new dispensaries joined the program, bringing the total to 28 shops as of Tuesday. Wright says retailers…