St. Louis, Mo. – Several hundred people marched down Grand Avenue in South St. Louis Monday night to protest the looming war with Iraq. The march came immediately after President Bush's address to the nation.
Many marchers carried flags representing the United Nations and countries opposed to war. St. Louis resident Tom Sanger carried one of the flags.
St. Louis, MO – The higher terror alert level has Lambert Airport officials heightening security. They've restored checkpoints on the road in front of the airport, meaning all cars on Airflight Drive could be searched.
The westbound I-70 exit ramp (#236) to Airflight Drive will remain closed; all westbound traffic wishing to get to the airport should use exit 238A.
Springfield, Ill. – Health officials are investigating whether four Illinoisans have contracted a deadly flu-like disease that has spread across the world. Two of the possible cases are in the central Illinois county of McLean. The other two are in Chicago.
All four have recently traveled to Asia, where most of the cases have been reported. The unidentified disease can cause death from respiratory failure.
Victims typically develop coughs, pneumonia, shortness of breath and other breathing difficulties.
Warm Spring weather seems to finally be here - but some Missouri officials are already warning of high-energy costs next winter. Natural Gas Production is down as existing domestic wells are past their peak. Add to that a particularly cold winter, and storage levels are now about 40-percent below the 5-year average. KWMU's Hillary Wicai talked with A.G. Edwards Director of Futures Research, Bill O'Grady.
St. Louis, MO – Regional transportation planners are welcoming a $3-million federal grant designed to help connect unemployed and low-income residents with access to jobs and education. Under the Learn and Work Link program, a team of public and private groups will transport people from their neighborhoods to Metrolink and MetroBus stations, assist carpoolers and help disabled riders.