Wednesday, 18 December 2013 10:14 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has developed a proposal to help more Missourians pursue careers in mental health care.
The governor planned to announce details Wednesday during stops in Columbia and Kansas City. His office said the announcement would involve a proposal for funding in the next state budget.
Nixon told higher education officials in October he would be proposing an initiative to train professionals in such fields as psychiatry, specialty nursing and applied behavioral analysis.
He said 72 of Missouri's 114 counties do not have a licensed psychiatrist, while 90 do not have a licensed behavioral analyst.
Mizzou landed another prize for the football team's 2014 recruiting class.
Saint Louis University High School standout Raymond Wingo will be a Tiger next year. Wingo was a two-way player in high school, getting playing time at Cornerback, Running Back, and Wide Receiver. Wingo just won the state title in the 100 meter dash.
His older brother Ronnie Wingo is currently a member of the Buffalo Bills.
Tuesday, 17 December 2013 16:27 Published in Local News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the third time in slightly more than a month, a Missouri appeals court ruling raises concerns about red-light cameras.
The Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that favored the red-light camera law in the city of Arnold.
Several Missouri communities have hired companies to operate cameras to catch red-light violators. The vehicle owner is typically notified by mail and ordered to pay fines.
Plaintiffs' attorney Ryan Keane says Tuesday's ruling requires prosecutors to prove that the person being cited is the actual driver, not just the owner.
American Traffic Solutions Inc. attorney Ed Dowd Jr. says he hopes the Missouri Supreme Court will consider the issue and provide guidance to cities. A call to the Arnold city attorney was not immediately returned.