This story was updated at 1:59 p.m. to include a comment from the owner of Time Warner Cable. Time Warner Cable remains on the hook to pay $3 million in damages for the explosion that destroyed JJ’s Restaurant after an appeals court on Monday upheld the judgment. The Missouri Court of Appeals rejected the cable company’s arguments that the court wrongly instructed the jury and improperly admitted expert testimony.
Updated at 2:15 p.m. with governor's comments — Missouri’s commissioner of education survived a rare move to oust her by appointees of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. The State Board of Education, though stacked with appointees by Greitens, did not vote in favor of firing Margie Vandeven in a closed-door meeting Tuesday. The board tied 4-4.