St. Louis – Eight local police departments and the Missouri Highway Patrol will team up beginning today to crack down on speeding and aggressive driving on Interstate 270 in St. Louis.
There were about 1,700 auto accidents on I-270 last year. Revee White with the Missouri Department of Transportation says extra police patrols will try to reduce that number .and make driving on 270 a safer experience.
By Bill Raack/Rebecca Thiele, St. Louis Public Radio
St. Louis, Mo – President Casino workers are still fighting for job transfers and benefits as the gaming facility on Laclede's Landing gets set to close next week.
The employees are complaining that Pinnacle has reneged on hiring them at the company's other two casinos in the area, Lumiere Place and River City. They also say Pinnacle is not offering the workers who will be out of jobs when the President closes severance packages.
St. Louis – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday gave its preliminary approval today to a $937 million spending plan for the city of St. Louis.
The board made no changes to the budget drafted by Mayor Francis Slay, Comptroller Darlene Green and board president Lewis Reed, and approved last week by the Ways and Means committee. It closes a $46 million gap with cuts, funding shifts and projected revenue from an $11-a-month trash fee that should be approved next week.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Governor Jay Nixon and Missouri lawmakers are continuing to negotiate an agreement on calling a special legislative session before the end of the month.
The purpose would be to pass two bills: The first would provide tax credits to Ford Motor Company's Kansas City plant, and the second would cut state pensions for future employees. Senate Majority Floor Leader Kevin Engler (R, Farmington) says the pension change would more than pay for the automotive tax breaks.