St. Louis, MO – There's another lawsuit in Missouri aimed at forcing the state to stop some budget cuts. A St. Louis couple is part of a suit to get the state to restore their Medicaid coverage of prescription eyeglasses.
The suit challenges last year's cuts meant to help balance the state budget. It's similar to a case in August in which a judge told the state it had to restore dental coverage to Missouri's Medicaid-eligible adults.
East St. Louis, IL – The internal affairs office of the East St. Louis Police Department is looking into allegations that former employees stole more than $20,000 from two bank accounts some didn't even know existed.
The accounts were set up to receive seized drug dollars, and the state panel that controls city spending wasn't aware of them until an audit in 2001 revealed their existence.
St. Louis, MO – Even before the latest cold snap - space in a homeless shelter in the St. Louis area had been tough to find. Director of the Housing Resource Center, Katrina Knight, says in the last year demand for homeless shelters has increased by 25-percent. And in the last 18 months, two shelters in St. Louis County have closed. Knight says that means the area has lost more than 100 shelter beds.