REPUBLIC, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri company plans to build manufacturing and office space in Republic that could mean 77 new jobs for the town. Watson Metal Masters announced today that it will break ground on the $4.8 million project in mid-2014. The company designs and makes stainless steel storage tanks and other equipment for several industries.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) - Investigators are blaming a space heater for a house fire that killed a St. Louis County man. The Post-Dispatch reports the victim was identified today as 51-year-old Wardie Neely Junior. Neely was taken from the single-family University City home yesterday afternoon to a hospital, where he died a short time later.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri Court of Appeals has returned a dispute over police use of 2006 World Series tickets to a St. Louis court. The appeals court on Tuesday said the trial court should resolve disputes over records concerning an investigation of police officers who used World Series tickets that had been seized from scalpers. The Post-Dispatch reports the American Civil Liberties Union is suing for access to the police records, while some officers are suing to keep the records closed.
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) - Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill will deliver the winter commencement address when 740 students graduate at Southeast Missouri State University on December 21st. Commencement events will take place at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau (juh-RAHR'-doh).
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