St. Louis, MO – An environmental group that's concerned about the pesticides used to prevent the spread of the West Nile virus will hold a meeting in St. Louis Tuesday night.
The Gateway Green Education Foundation says the chemicals being sprayed on city streets to kill mosquitoes could cause more health problems than the virus. Suzanne Renard says the forum at Carpenter Library will feature several area college professors and public health advocates. She says they'll discuss alternatives to spraying.
St. Louis, MO – The man accused in the abduction and murder of a six-year-old girl in Valley Park is pleading not guilty to the crime.
Twenty-four-year-old "Johnnie" Johnson was indicted last month for first degree murder in the death of Casey Williamson, of Valley Park, about 30 miles south of St. Louis. The former resident of the St. Louis suburb Kirkwood also faces charges of attempted forcible rape and armed criminal action.
Kansas City, MO – A judge has denied an advocacy group's request for a temporary restraining order, that would have kept changes to Missouri's Medicaid program from taking effect tomorrow.
That ruling today, in Jackson County Circuit Court. Missouri Protection and Advocacy Services is suing the state Department of Social Services and the state Division of Medical Services over the changes.
A century ago, the Wright brothers took an historic trip in the world's first true aircraft. By World War I, the airplane had become a weapon of war. This weekend, pilots from around the country will land at Creve Coeur Airport in replicas of those early fighter planes. A group of local enthusiasts is hosting the event to teach today's generation about aviation's early wartime history. KWMU's Kevin Lavery reports.
A group that travels rivers in the Midwest, cleaning their banks, will be in St. Louis today (Sept. 20). For the man who started the group five years ago, garbage is his career, and he wouldn't think of changing it. KWMU's Tom Weber caught up with the group last weekend on the Mississippi River in Alton, and has this report...