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.
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has begun the often slow process of considering a near total ban on smoking in the city's public places.
Under legislation introduced Friday by Alderwoman Lyda Krewson, smoking would be outlawed in almost all public places, including bars, restaurants and casinos. Only certain tobacco stores, private clubs that have no staff and are not being used for a public event, and some hotel rooms would be exempt.