Missouri is one of the last three states in the nation that does not have a ban on texting for all drivers. However, the state senate has a new proposal to consider that would require all drivers, regardless of age, to stop using their phones while they’re behind the wheel. The only exception to the proposed law would be hands-free devices.
If you drive south of St. Louis for a couple of hours, you’ll arrive in Sikeston, Missouri. Its annual Cotton Carnival is a popular event in the city of about 41,000. However, this year’s event was marred by a pedestrian accident that resulted in injuries to a 7-year-old boy and his grandmother.