Man shot by trooper in St. Louis casino garage charged

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A man shot and wounded by a Missouri state trooper in a St. Louis casino’s parking garage last weekend is accused of assaulting a police officer. St. Louis prosecutors charged 28-year-old Javon Burton of Vinita Park with second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action. The Missouri State…

Audit notes concerns in Missouri Conservation Department

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – A state audit of the Missouri Department of Conservation has noted concerns over how the department awards grants. Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway said in a release Friday that the Conservation Department received a good performance rating overall. But she says auditors identified an instance in which the department overpaid a…

IDNR: Be safe as firearm deer hunting starts

( KTRS ) Illinois authorities are urging hunters to be safe as firearm deer-hunting season gets underway. The seven-day season starts Friday for a three-day period. A final four-day period starts Dec. 3. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources says there were 20 hunting accidents in all of 2014, with two deaths. Ten of the incidents…

Missouri governor calls for safeguards after Paris attacks

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – Missouri’s Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon says screening refugees is the federal government’s job and is calling for safeguards following deadly terror attacks in Paris. Nixon in a Monday statement didn’t say he’d block Syrian refugees from settling in Missouri. Republican gubernatorial candidates suburban St. Louis businessman John Brunner, former Navy SEAL…