The Latest: Doug Jones says he’ll vote for budget bill

WASHINGTON/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The Latest on the budget battle in Congress (all times local): 8:55 p.m. Newly minted Alabama Democratic Sen. Doug Jones is breaking ranks with party leaders and will vote for the House-passed Republican bill preventing a federal shutdown. Jones tells The Associated Press he will “reluctantly” vote for the measure … Continue reading The Latest: Doug Jones says he’ll vote for budget bill

Jets WR Anderson arrested in Florida on slew of charges

SUNRISE, Fla. /January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson faces a slew of charges in Florida, including threatening a police officer’s family and saying he would rape the officer’s wife. A Sunrise police report shows the 24-year-old Anderson was stopped early Friday in a sport utility vehicle after it ran … Continue reading Jets WR Anderson arrested in Florida on slew of charges

Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

LOS ANGELES/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Tom Petty’s family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty’s autopsy via a statement Friday on his Facebook page. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner’s office earlier in the day … Continue reading Autopsy: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

Ken Squier becomes 1st broadcaster to make NASCAR Hall

CHARLOTTE, N.C./January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Ken Squier has become the first broadcaster to be inducted into NASCAR Hall of Fame. Squier worked NASCAR’s flag-to-flag network television debut in the 1979 Daytona 500. He was introduced by Dale Earnhardt Jr., who is transitioning from racing into broadcasting, and inducted by Vermont Gov. Phil Scott. Squier … Continue reading Ken Squier becomes 1st broadcaster to make NASCAR Hall

Conservatives question pope’s airborne, shotgun nuptials

LIMA, Peru/January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The honeymoon, as it were, is apparently over. A day after Pope Francis grabbed headlines by pronouncing two flight attendants man and wife while flying 36,000 feet over Chile, the conservative Catholic commentariat on Friday questioned the legitimacy of the shotgun sacrament and warned it could cheapen the church’s … Continue reading Conservatives question pope’s airborne, shotgun nuptials

Missouri Governor Greitens Announces New Proposal to Fund Key Infrastructure Projects

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Today, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced his proposal for a new state program to provide communities with matching funds for infrastructure improvements that will help create jobs. Statement from Governor Greitens: “Our top priority is more jobs and higher pay for the people of Missouri.  When I’m talking with people about … Continue reading Missouri Governor Greitens Announces New Proposal to Fund Key Infrastructure Projects

NASCAR’s 1st champion inducted into Hall of Fame

CHARLOTTE, N.C./January 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — NASCAR’s first champion has been inducted into the Hall of Fame. Red Byron was the first inductee in Friday night’s ceremony. He was introduced by reigning NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. Byron was NASCAR’s first crowned champion in the Modified Series and in 1948 the Strictly Stock Series, which … Continue reading NASCAR’s 1st champion inducted into Hall of Fame

Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed to Present Human Trafficking Bill in Committee

JEFFERSON CITY, MO (STL.News) Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, announced that she will be presenting legislation relating to human trafficking before the Senate Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on January 22, 2018.  The hearing is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. in the Senate Lounge. Senate Bill 792 would allow those who were … Continue reading Missouri Senator Jamilah Nasheed to Present Human Trafficking Bill in Committee