St. Louis, MO – A statewide coalition of police chiefs and other public safety advocates have launched an effort to beat back legislation that would outlaw the use of cameras to enforce traffic violations at intersections.
The legislation is sponsored by Republican state Senator Jim Lembke of south St. Louis County, who says he has constitutional concerns about the cameras. A federal court has ruled the cameras are constitutional, but the ruling does not apply to Missouri.
St. Louis, MO – The public has two opportunities this week to comment on the future development of the Gateway Arch grounds.
The National Park Service is considering four alternatives for the 91 acres surrounding the Arch. Frank Mares, deputy superintendent of the Arch, says they are somewhat restricted in the changes they can make to the park.
St. Louis, MO – Members of the appointed board overseeing the St. Louis Public Schools spent nearly three hours in front of an aldermanic committee Monday in what both sides hope is the first in a series of conversations about the district.
Scott Air Force Base, Ill. – The U.S. military's top officer met with hundreds of service members Thursday at Scott Air Force Base in the Metro East. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen held an hour-long question and answer session.
He covered a variety of topics, from the need to replace the Air Force's aging tanker fleet, and the military's rising suicide rate.