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.
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has arrested William Goodlow, known as "Goodsie" on the street.
Goodlow was among the FBI's top ten local fugitives after he was indicted in July, 2007 on drug related offenses. It was part of a ten-person indictment related to the investigation of the Desoto Hustlers, a gang operating in north St. Louis.
The FBI says Goodlow was an "enforcer" for the gang and is connected to multiple violent shootings in north St. Louis.
Jefferson City, MO – Several hundred revelers packed into the State Capitol Rotunda Monday night for Governor Jay Nixon's Inaugural Ball.
The event began with a nearly two-hour grand march by House and Senate members, statewide elected officials, significant others, and finally the Governor and First Lady Georganne.
The First Couple danced the first dance, to The Missouri Waltz, the official state song. Before the song ended, the Nixons were joined on the dance floor by several other state officials and their guests.
Washington – In a television interview Tuesday morning, Roland Burris said he never doubted he would be seated in the U.S. Senate.
Reversing course Monday, U.S. Senate Democrats grudgingly accepted Gov. Rod Blagojevich's Senate appointee. It is expected that Burris will be sworn in as Illinois' junior senator later this week.
Asked on NBC's "Today" show about President-elect Barack Obama's role in persuading Senate Democratic leaders Harry Reid and Dick Durbin to soften their opposition to his seating, Burris said he knew of none.