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Missouri could set record for executions

Friday, 14 March 2014 14:40 Published in Local News
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Missouri is on pace for a record number of executions in 2014, with two more inmates on the verge of getting their execution dates.
 
The Missouri Supreme Court on Thursday issued show cause orders in the cases of Leon Taylor and Michael Worthington. The orders give attorneys for the two men until April 14 to show why an execution date should not be set.
 
Missouri executed two men late last year and has already put to death two other convicted killers in the first two months of 2014 -- Herbert Smulls in January and Michael Taylor in February.
Jeffrey Ferguson is scheduled to die March 26 for abducting and killing a teenager in St. Charles County in 1989. In addition to Taylor and Worthington, the Supreme Court has issued show cause orders for five other death row inmates, meaning their execution dates could be set soon.
 
Missouri’s highest number of executions in a year was nine in 1999. The state executed eight men in 1938 and seven in 2001.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Do you love where you work, or do you want to love where you work? A new list identifies the best places to work in the St. Louis area.
 
The St. Louis Business Journal released their new list of the best places to work. The winners were chosen based on responses to surveys. Then the company Quantum Workplace analyzed the completed questionnaires. The companies were then divided into groups based on the number of employees.
 
THE WINNERS:
Tiny Category — 10 to 49 employees
Winner: Westport ONE-MRINetwork
 
Small Category  — 50 to 199 employees
Winner: Sense Corp
 
Medium Category  — 200 to 649 employees
Winner: Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch
 
Large Category  — 650 to 1,999 employees
Winner: Nestlé Purina PetCare Co.
 
Giant Category  — more than 2,000 employees
Winner: MasterCard
 
You can see the full list here: St. Louis Business Journal Best Places to Work
 

Missouri Senate passes ban on tracking students

Thursday, 13 March 2014 16:52 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri schools would be barred from electronically tracking students if legislation passed by the state Senate ultimately becomes law.
 
The legislation approved Thursday would prohibit public school districts from using "radio frequency identification technology" to track to location of students or transmit information about them.
 
The technology already is used to identify livestock and pets, track inventory for businesses and allow cars to pass by electronic toll readers without stopping to pay.
 
Republican Sen. Ed Emery, of Lamar, is sponsoring the bill banning the devices to track students. Emery said he's not aware of any Missouri schools that have sought to use the technology.
 
The Senate voted 27-5 for the bill, which now goes to the House.

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