Missouri unemployment ticks down

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A new report shows Missouri’s jobless rate is ticking down. Missouri Department of Economic Development data released Tuesday show unemployment dropped to 4.2 percent in January from 4.4 percent in December. That’s also down compared to January 2016, when the jobless rate was 4.5 percent. Data also show Missouri is…

Krewson wins Democratic primary for St. Louis mayor

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis Alderwoman Lyda Krewson could be on the verge of becoming the city’s first female mayor after winning the Democratic primary election Tuesday. Unofficial results show Krewson won 32 percent of the vote, narrowly defeating city Treasurer Tishaura Jones, who received 30 percent. Five other candidates, including Aldermanic President Lewis…