St. Louis – Cardinals outfielder Rick Ankiel was carted off the field on a back board Monday night after he slammed headfirst into the fence following a running catch.
Ankiel chased down a long drive from the Phillies' Pedro Feliz in the eighth inning but couldn't stop himself from hitting the padded center-field wall. He was taken off the field with his head and neck immobilized, but was never unconscious.
The Cardinals said Ankiel underwent X-rays and a CT scan of his head, neck and back, and doctors found no fractures.
St. Louis, MO. – State attorneys general from Missouri, Illinois, and Connecticut are taking part in negotiations with Craigslist Tuesday in an effort to eliminate ads for what they say is prostitution.
The three states are representing a group of attorneys general from across the U.S.
Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster says last year Craigslist agreed to let consumers flag ads that appeared to be illegal. He says that has not worked.
Los Angeles – A pre-sentence report recommends probation and a $5,000 fine for Lori Drew. In November, a federal jury convicted her of three misdemeanors linked to the online harassment of Megan Meier, a suburban St. Louis teenager who committed suicide.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Lori Drew's lawyer, Dean Steward, filed a brief yesterday, which revealed the recommendation.
Jefferson City, MO – Emergency management officials are monitoring the weather as recent heavy rains have caused mild to moderate flooding in several river towns across Missouri.
"We can expect more rain over the weekend...we do know there is some low land flooding...the Mississippi River is high, it caused some of the tributary rivers to back up...right now, SEMA continues to monitor the situation," said Susie Stonner, spokesperson for the State Emergency Management Agency.