Missouri woman accused of repeatedly poisoning son, 9

( KTRS ) A Mother has been accused of repeatedly poisoning her 9-year-old son for almost a year. Prosecutors in St. Louis County have charged 35-year-old Rachel Kinsella of Meadville with endangering the welfare of a child. Court documents allege investigators found that Kinsella surreptitiously was having her son treated at two hospitals, getting unspecified prescriptions…

Tensions high despite Missouri lawmaker’s new budget powers

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Tensions between some GOP lawmakers and Missouri’s Democratic governor over spending limits have continued despite new legislative budget powers. Frustrations again came to a head this week when Republican House Budget Committee Chairman Tom Flanigan wrote to Governor Jay Nixon criticizing him for blocking about $46 million in spending. The…