St. Louis – The vote to replace Missouri Republican Kit Bond in the U.S. Senate is almost a year away, but a survey released Wednesday by a Democratic polling organization shows a statistical dead heat between the leading candidates: Democrat Robin Carnahan and Republican Roy Blunt.
St. Louis – Engineers say they've found an "urgent" problem with a Metro East levee.
The Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that there is no imminent threat, but a failure of the 60-year-old levee during a Mississippi River flood would cause major damage in Alton, East Alton and Wood River.
St. Louis – Flight attendants at American Airlines have a message for the company - a strike could be disruptive.
Hundreds of flight crews wore red buttons Wednesday indicating that if a strike occurred, that particular flight would not take off. The "red flights" are an effort to put pressure on the company in contract negotiations.
St. Louis – Millions of dollars in unaccounted funds, illegal budget maneuvering and cronyism are just some of the allegations state auditors have leveled against leaders of a suburban St. Louis fire department.
Auditor Susan Montee has sent her review of the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District to prosecutors for further investigation.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The state of Missouri has awarded $3 million in tax credits to help spur a fundraising drive for the historic St. Louis Public Library.
The state's Development Finance Board approved the credits today. The improvements at the 97-year-old downtown library will include a new heating, ventilating and air conditioning system, protective caseworks for rare books and documents, and a new north-side entrance that will include ceiling-to-floor glass windows.
Chicago – Federal officials toured a maximum security state prison in western Illinois Monday. They're considering using the facility to house terrorism suspects being held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But several Illinois Republican Congressmen continue to denounce the plan.
Illinois' Democratic governor and U.S. senators have backed a plan to use the mostly vacant Thomson Correctional Center to house some Guantanamo inmates.