St. Louis, MO – A former top official with Brown Shoe Company has been indicted on charges he used fraudulent invoices to fund the renovation of his home.
44-year-old Christopher Gray was in charge of all the maintenance and cleaning at Brown Shoe's properties. He is accused of inflating invoices to a contractor that was doing construction and renovation of Brown Shoe office spaces. The contractor allegedly used the extra funds - totaling $300,000 between June 2008 and late January 2009 - to work on Gray's home.
A study led by a Washington University School of Medicine researcher says separate screenings for prostate cancer don't result in fewer deaths from the disease than regular check-ups. Dr. Gerald Andriole says men who are expected to live less than 10 years could stop having prostate cancer screenings.
St. Louis, MO – Governor Jay Nixon says he is confident that the Ballpark Village development will get built on the site of the old Busch Stadium.
The St. Louis Cardinals announced Tuesday that they plan to use the 12-acre site as a softball field and parking lot during the 2009 All-Star Game. The original development plans had condos and office space on the lot by this July.
A National Science Foundation researcher successfully glued radio transmitters to two rare burying beetles for the first time Wednesday. That happened at the Saint Louis Zoo, which breeds the endangered beetles for release in Ohio, one of 35 states the beetles once populated.
Bob Merz directs the zoo's burying beetle conservation center. He says attaching the radio transmitters, which weigh less than one gram, is the first step to tracking the beetles electronically after their release.