With Governor Jay Nixon in attendance, the opening of Missouri's catch-and-keep trout season kicked off Friday morning at sunrise at Montauk state park as well as Bennett Spring State Park, Roaring River State Park and Meramec Spring. The four state parks will be stocked with more than 25,000 trout. About 8,600 anglers are expected today with some coming from as far away as Miami Florida.
A St. Louis-area animal shelter is looking for a home for a really fat cat. Biscuit tips the scales at 37 pounds, which is more than two-and-a-half times the size of a normal cat. The St. Charles Animal Control shelter has already put the morbidly obese feline on a diet, but workers there say he needs an owner who will closely monitor what he eats.
The St. Louis County judge is expected to issue a verdict Monday in the bench trial of one of two brothers accused in the 2008 robbery killings of two workers at a Steak `n Shake restaurant. Twenty-three-year-old Oundr'e Akins' waved his right to jury trial in order to avoid the death penalty. Judge Richard Bresnahan will instead determine Akins' guilt or innocence.
U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill will introduce an amendment Friday that's aimed at making the sequester cuts as painful to federal lawmakers as it is to other federal employees. KSDK-TV reports that McCaskill's bill would cut senate and house paychecks by the same amount that a federal employee might have to take in a furlough. She told the station that if a federal employee has to lose a day's pay each week, then Congress should too. Eighty-five-billion dollars in automatic spending cuts begin today.