St. Louis, MO – Emergency crews near Belleville are on the scene where a small jet crashed just more than an hour ago. The plane was taking off from the Downtown Airport in Cahokia when it crashed in a farm field in Millstadt and burst into flames. The fire is now out. Donald Schram lives near where the crash happened and was reading his paper when he heard the plane. It wsa too low to be any normal flight going over the house," he said.
Anaheim, Ca. – The gun believed to have been used to kill Missouri outlaw Jesse James was sold at an auction in California Tuesday for $350,000.
An anonymous bidder bought the .44 caliber Smith and Wesson that Bob Ford used. Ford was a late recruit to James' gang; he killed the outlaw in St. Joseph, Mo. on April 3, 1882.
Officials with Little John's Antique Arms in Anaheim, Cal. say the absentee bidder asked not to be named. But company spokesman Brian Maize says he believes the gun may have been purchased by someone in Texas.
St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis University will honor the late Buzz Westfall next month. The long-time County Executive, and SLU alum, died last month.
The school says it will posthumously award Westfall its Sword of Ignatius Loyola award. The honor is given each year to someone for service to humanity, a value of Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuit order.
St. Louis, Mo. – Missouri's High School Activities Association upholds its earlier move that Clayton High forfeit nine victories this season and sit out the playoffs.
But the suburban St. Louis school is not sitting still. District officials have authorized the district's attorney to ask a federal judge to intervene tomorrow, with the playoffs scheduled to start later that day.
The association ordered the forfeits after Clayton self-reported it used an ineligible player, junior quarterback Jairus Byrd.