More layoffs are coming to Missouri. Almost 450 people who work out of MVM Incorporated offices in St.Louis and Kansas City are losing their jobs at the end of May. The company provides security for federal offices in Missouri , Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska. A new company is taking over security at those buildings and MVM thinks many of the workers it is laying off will join the other company
Archives for March 2012
The theft of two trucks full of food has prompted the General Mills plant in Hannibal to increase security. A truck stolen last fall had more than $20,000 worth of food in it. Police haven’t said what is the value of the food stolen in the second truck load taken two months ago. No arrests have been made in either theft.
The Lee’s Summit school district does not want to re-admit two students it suspended becaue of what they wrote on a blog. It has appealed a federal judge’s order that they be allowed back in class. The twin brothers, who are 17, had been suspended for 180 days. Their parents have argued the suspension is excessive and denies the boys chaces to take part in band activities.
One of Kansas City’s landmark buildings has a “For Sale ” sign. The Kansas City Power-and-Light building is 30 stories tall is on the National Register of Hisoric Sites, and comes with two acres of vacant property next to it. It’s yours for $17.5 million. KC Power and Light moved out in 1991 and other tenants have left since. The building’s only occupant now is an architectural firm that uses the first three floors.
Joplin’s tornado reconstruction has hit a milestone $300-million worth of building permits issued. The city has issued more than 3900 repair and rebuilding permits since the May 22nd tornado last year. City officials 640 permits are for new homes. Almost 3000 are for residential repairs and rebuilding projects. About 250 of the permits are for work on business.
The Mega-Millions lottery jackpot Friday night will be the biggest jackpot in American lottery history $476 million dollars. That’s $120 million more than last night’s drawing a record jackpot jump in national lottery history. The winner of the Mega-millions pot can choose between getting 26 annual payments or a lump-sum payout. The lump-sum payoff this time will be $341 million before taxes.
A lawsuit against the city of St. Louis says an elderly woman who fought condemnation of her property is still waiting to be paid $1 million that the courts say she is owed and its time she got her money. The woman Opal Henderson had run a salvage yard for about 60 years before losing the property in an eminent domain case. The State Supreme Court supports her position. The proposed redevelopment of her property has never happened.
The man who tried to open the door of a Continental Airliner in mid-flight last year has been sentenced to ten months in a federal prison. Other passengers wrestled Reynel Alcaide away from the door. The plane made an emergency landing in St. Louis. Nobody was hurt. Alcaide has told authorities he was hoping to commit suicide. The federal judge in St. Louis has told Alcaide he must pay the airline $7,000 for its costs, get mental health treatment and stay off of airplanes for three years after he’s released.
Thirteen people in Jefferson County want to be a town and they’re trying to be one for the third time. All of the people in an area that want to be called Old Town Byrnesville have filed a petition with the county council to incorporate. The thirteen people represent all of the taxable inhabitants of the community. If the commission lets them incorporate, more than one-third of them would govern the place. A five member village board would take over. This is the third time the group has petitioned for organization. They have failed twice before and have lost a lawsuit
A St. Louis man admits he shot a policeman three times in 2010 during a routine traffic stop. The plea from Kim Dwayne Cobb Junior has come in a courtroom where the Officer he shot was looking on. He’s pleaded guilty to assault on a policeman and armed criminal action. He’ll be sentenced in May. Officer Lucas Roethlisberger has recovered and is back on duty.