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An eastern Missouri jail officer has been suspended with pay after inmates accused him of putting pepper spray on pizza before giving it to them.

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A Franklin County zoning panel has approved plans to build a concrete plant near the Shaw Nature Reserve.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that county zoning commissioners on Tuesday voted 6-4 in favor of the Landvatter Ready Mix concrete company's expansion plans.

Some residents and nature preserve leaders worry the plant's noise and truck traffic will harm the area's tranquility. But commissioners cited the promised creation of 25 full-time jobs in an area already packed with other commercial and industrial sites.

(Updated 1:50 p.m. Friday, March 14)

State Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, has dropped his bid for re-election – ending two weeks of political suspense about his intentions.

New rail transfer facility helps businesses in Washington, Mo.

Apr 8, 2013

Gov. Jay Nixon says a new rail transfer facility in eastern Missouri has already helped local employers expand.

Nixon was in Washington, Mo., on Monday to help dedicate the $4.2 million rail transfer project.

Nixon says the project helped two local businesses expand their operations and create about 330 jobs. He was joined at the event by officials from those businesses — CG Power Systems and Canam Steel.

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Narcotics investigators in Franklin County, Mo., may soon have their own TV show.