- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- Panda Express restaurant coming to Cape's Siemers Drive (2/14/17)2
- Settlement reached in accidental shooting case at Kelly High (2/15/17)10
- Jackson board votes to demolish high school building if bond issue passes (2/15/17)24
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Golden Corral nearing opening; soft open scheduled for Monday or Tuesday (2/12/17)8
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)21
- Southeast reports three confirmed cases of mumps; more cases possible (2/14/17)1
- Right to Work and Taxes (2/10/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
State rates poorly when it comes to children and tobacco
Missouri is doing a lousy job of stopping children from smoking. A coalition of anti-smoking groups, including the American Heart, Lung and Cancer associations, said the state ranks 46th out of 50 in the amount spent on tobacco prevention and cessation efforts.
The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids said in a news release the state should use proceeds from its 1998 tobacco settlement and the state's cigarette tax to fund more than $70 million in programs to discourage smoking.
The group said Missouri spends a little more than $61,000 dollars annually. Eighteen percent of Missouri high school students smoke, and 8,000 Missouri children become smokers each year, according the the coalition.