Carlinville, IL – A stretch of railroad in southwestern Illinois is out of service because an Amtrak train headed from St. Louis to Chicago has hit a garbage truck blocking the tracks.
Amtrak says none of the train's 38 passengers were seriously injured in the accident shortly after 9 a.m. today just north of Carlinville. Amtrak says the wheels of the locomotive derailed from the Union Pacific tracks after the impact, but the four-car train remained upright and coupled.
St. Louis, MO – Workers and officials at GKN Aerospace in Hazelwood have returned to the bargaining table.
Members of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District 837 rejected the company's first contract offer on Sunday over changes in their pensions, overtime and health insurance.
Union spokesman Thomas Pinski says 837's chief negotiator will not bring a contract back to the members unless there are "significant improvements" in those areas.
St. Louis, MO – Missourians should bundle up--or stay inside if they can--as a southbound arctic air mass threatens wind chill readings of 20 below zero or colder.
The National Weather Service has posted wind chill advisories for much of Missouri from later today through tomorrow morning. Temperatures will fall as the day progresses and are likely to drop below zero by midnight.
St. Louis, MO – The hotel that was supposed to be St. Louis's premier convention facility has entered the foreclosure process.
In December, the owners of the Marriott Renaissance Grand defaulted on an interest payment on $98 million worth of bonds. On Tuesday, the bondholders filed a legal notice that will put the hotel up for sale at a February auction.