Lake St. Louis, MO – The U.S. Army has called a Missouri State Senator to active duty. Republican Jon Dolan of Lake St. Louis is headed to Cuba where he'll produce a military newspaper and radio show.
Dolan's Army National Guard unit reports for duty on August 8th and will be sent first to Fort Carson, Colo.
He'll be out of the state for at least six months, which will leave Republicans with one fewer vote during the September veto session. That could make it more difficult to override some of Governor Bob Holden's vetoes.
St. Louis, MO – Some visitors were evacuated at the Gateway Arch in St. Louis today because of a noontime fire at a transformer on the Arch grounds.
Thick black smoke could be seen downtown from the fire. No injuries were reported. Officials at the National Park Service, which operates the Arch, say visitors in the south leg of the Arch were evacuated.
Atlanta, Ga. – A judge in Atlanta Wednesday ruled that hundreds of people in Missouri who were billed for connections to pornographic Web sites they never requested don't have to pay, or can get refunds.
In May, Missouri and a dozen other states sued New Jersey-based Alyon Technologies and Georgia-based Tel-collect. The lawsuits accused the companies of billing for unordered services and refusing to cancel bills.
St. Louis, Mo. – After returning from Philadelphia, where the announcement was made, Rigali told a St. Louis audience of Archdiocesan workers and the press that he hopes the church can prevent more of what he called "this great tragedy" of clergy abuse.
These people have to be assisted, they have to be helped, but also something that is so important in the life of any victim is reconciliation and also forgiveness, Rigali said.