The mother of two Boone County children electrocuted in a 2012 Fourth of July boat dock accident at Lake of the Ozarks is suing the utility company that owns the popular recreational lake.
A wrongful death lawsuit filed in July in Morgan County by Angela Anderson of Ashland claims that Union Electric Co. failed to notify lake dock owners of the need to install electrical protection devices known as ground fault interrupters. The utility operates under the name Ameren Missouri.
Missouri is part of a group of states forging ahead with plans for high-speed passenger rail.
The group has put out a call for bids for the production of 35 next generation locomotives. The request for proposals released yesterday calls for lighter, cleaner-burning locomotives that can reach speeds of up to 125 miles per hour.
Originally published on Tue August 6, 2013 9:03 am
The Washington Post Co. will sell its flagship newspaper and one of the most respected news organizations in the country to Amazon.com founder Jeffrey P. Bezos, the company announced in a press release. The Post has been a family-owned business for four generations.
Amazon, the company said, will play no role in the purchase. Bezos is making the purchase personally.
Ridership on Amtrak's Missouri River Runner passenger trains between Kansas City and St. Louis has increased for the sixth straight year.
MoDOT says nearly 197,000 passengers rode the train in the fiscal year that ended June 30. That's an increase of roughly 5,000 riders from the previous year.
The increase means more revenue from tickets, which reduces the financial support required from the state. Ticket revenue was $5.4 million in the latest fiscal year, compared with $5 million the previous year.