JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri vehicle owners will be getting new red, white and blue license plates to commemorate the state's bicentennial. The new plates will be distributed as people renew their licenses over the next couple of years. The goal is to have them all in place before the state's 200th anniversary in 2021.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Water levels on the Mississippi River are dropping north of St. Louis after high waters forced road and ferry closures. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that in the hardest-hit communities, floodwater crested over the weekend at almost nine feet above flood stage. Hannibal saw the Mississippi River reach about 8.8 feet above flood stage, although it was spared property damage. Water levels hit 8.1 feet above the mark at Clarksville.
CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) - GOP incumbent Rep. Ann Wagner didn't show up at a League of Women Voters candidate forum after her spokeswoman accused the group of being biased against Republicans. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Democrat Cort Van Ostran and Libertarian Larry Kirk were the only ones answering questions Monday night at the forum at Congregation Shaare Emeth in the St. Louis suburb of Creve Coeur.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities have charged a suburban St. Louis man with stabbing a woman 17 times after catching him in the slain woman's vehicle covered in blood. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 56-year-old Gregory Boston is charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and stealing a motor vehicle in the death of 60-year-old Valerie Holliday.
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