Monday, 20 January 2014 09:39 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Salt used to make roads and sidewalks passable after winter weather can damage surrounding plants.
The Department of Conservation says Missourians can protect plants by creating drainage channels or barriers, using ice melting chemicals in moderation and by being particularly careful about applying salt in late winter and early spring.
Damage can be treated by pruning dead or deformed branches and washing away surface salt residue. Powdered gypsum can be applied if soil has been contaminated by long and heavy exposure. Moderately contaminated soil should get 100 to 200 pounds of gypsum for every thousand square feet.
Officials say symptoms of exposure to salt spray include yellowing or dwarfing of foliage.
Monday, 20 January 2014 09:36 Published in Local News
UNION, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri man is charged with first-degree assault for allegedly shooting his son in an argument over a vehicle.
Authorities say 67-year-old Charles W. Crow of Franklin County is also charged with armed criminal action.
Deputies were called Friday evening to a home in a rural area between Union and St. Clair, where 39-year-old Nathanial Crow had been shot. He was airlifted to a suburban St. Louis hospital with a chest wound and is in stable condition.
Witnesses told authorities that Nathaniel Crow was retrieving a vehicle in his father's possession, prompting an argument. Charles Crow is jailed on $100,000 cash-only bond.
Monday, 20 January 2014 09:29 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri concealed weapons permit holders can now bring their guns with them to Wisconsin.
Attorney General Chris Koster announced the two states had reached a reciprocity agreement when it comes to concealed weapons.
He says a new law requiring permit holders to undergo national background check upon renewal paved the way for the agreement. The same legislation also changed Missouri's gun permit to not include a photo of the holder.
Thirty-six other states also honor Missouri's concealed weapons permits. Missouri recognizes gun permits from any state that issues them.