St. Louis, MO – With the weather warming up, the Coast Guard and the US Army Corps of Engineers are keeping close tabs on security on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers.
While the Corps is restricting access at many of its locks and dams, the Coast Guard is stepping up patrols. Lt. Fred Stipkowitz says guardsman are checking in with both recreational and commercial boaters.
St. Louis – Local and state officials gathered at the recently re-opened Renaissance Hotel Wednesday to herald another completed phase of St. Louis downtown revitalization.
Missouri Governor Bob Holden says the $265 million hotel project is key to turning an area of economic distress into success, saying "the redevelopment of these once grand architectural creations along the Washington Avenue corridor is truly a moment of pride and excitement for the people of St. Louis and one of revitalized hope for the downtown economy."
Clayton, Mo. – The St. Louis County Council Tuesday passed a resolution in support of a new cement plant proposed for St. Genevieve County. The site for the plant is just across the border from Jefferson County.
Environmentalists say the project by Holcim would mean significant air and water pollution, as well as the lost of hundreds of acres of forest.
Forth Worth, TX – American Airlines flight attendants have now passed a concessions agreement the company said it needed to avoid bankruptcy.
Tuesday members of the the Association of Professional Flight Attendants had rejected the package by just under 500 votes. The union and the company agreed to extend the voting by a day and allow members to change their votes.