Pontoon Beach, Ill. – Authorities say no one was killed or seriously injured in a house explosion near the southwestern Illinois town of Pontoon Beach.
A relative of the home's residents says no one was inside the 7-year-old Madison County house when it blew up about 6:30 a.m. today. A neighbor was treated at the scene after being hit in the head by flying drywall, and other homes in the area have been damaged.
St. Louis, MO – The U.S. House is expected to approve a final version of the economic stimulus plan Friday, with the Senate to follow. Despite President Obama's promise of a new era of bipartisanship, the measure has divided Capitol Hill.
That's especially apparent among St. Louis' delegation. KWMU's Matt Sepic spoke with two area Congressmen. We start first with Democrat Russ Carnahan.
St. Louis, MO – A new study says exercise may help reduce the chances of getting colon cancer. Washington University School of Medicine and Harvard University researchers conducted the study. They looked at data from several decades that examined how exercise affects colon cancer risk.
The study's lead author, Dr. Kathleen Wolin, says results showed that people who exercised the most were 24 percent less likely to develop colon cancer.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis-based cable operator Charter Communications has announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Under the agreement, debt holders will be paid off in full. Shareholders with the company will have their stakes canceled. Two subsidiaries will have to make $74 million in debt payments that were due January 15th.
St. Louis, MO – A 22-year-old St. Louis man faces assault, burglary, and robbery charges in connection with the shooting of an off-duty firefighter.
Terrence Hendricks was arrested Wednesday along with a second man in the shooting of Firefighter Ernest Strong. Police questioned and released the second man - they are still looking for two additional suspects.