The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the state's highways are the safest they have been in the last 60 years.
A Highway Patrol spokesman says traffic fatalities were 754 last year--the total will not be official until February 1.
The same Trooper said nearly two-thirds off all deaths involved occupants who were not wearing seat belts.
The drug dealer at the center of the St. Clair County court scandal, is headed to prison.
Sean McGilvery was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday. McGilvery pleaded guilty to selling heroin last year and said that then-judge Michael Cook was a regular customer. Court documents say that Cook stopped by McGilvery's house almost every day to pick up heroin. Cook admitted to drug charges and will be sentenced next month.
Another Judge, Joe Christ, died of a cocaine overdose at a cabin owned by Cook in March.