St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen's public safety committee has recommended the creation of two new panels to provide additional "eyes" on the city's two jails, following a March report by the American Civil Liberties Union that accused corrections officials of covering up widespread assaults, sexual misconduct, and poor health care at the jails.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis aldermen have given their initial approval to legislation providing financing to rehabilitate and reopen the Kiel Opera House. The building closed in 1991, and has sat vacant since. Past reopening attempts have failed.
Columbia, Ill. – The family of Sheri Coleman, the Metro East woman found strangled in her home with her two sons is suing Christopher Coleman, who has already been charged in the killings.
Attorneys for Sheri Coleman's mother and brother filed the wrongful-death suit Tuesday.
Prosecutors said Christopher Coleman strangled his wife and their sons in the bedrooms of their Columbia, Illinois home on May 5. Police arrested Coleman two weeks later, and he has pleaded not guilty to three counts of first-degree murder.