St. Louis, MO – The race for Missouri's U.S. Senate seat continues its high profile.
Former New York Mayor Rudy Guiliani will be in St. Louis today, campaigning for Republican hopeful Jim Talent before heading to a book signing in Crestwood. Tomorrow Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne will join Talent at a rally in Cape Girardeau.
Meanwhile, Democratic Senator Jean Carnahan has a St. Louis appearance today with former New Jersey Senator and Presidential candidate Bill Bradley.
St. Louis, MO – The city of St. Louis is investigating whether federal money was used to hire a gay-porn actor to perform at a safe sex event.
Two former employees of Blacks Assisting Blacks Against AIDS, or BABAA, say the actor, Edgar Gaines (aka Bobby Blake), stripped and engaged in sexual contact with guests, some as young as 13 years old.
A lawyer for the group says it paid $500 to the actor to speak to a gathering at its executive director's home, but that the actor did not strip or allow himself to be touched.
St. Louis, MO – A fiery accident on I-270 in north St. Louis County created a major traffic snarl this afternoon. A Federal Express 18-wheeler carrying two trailers struck a sign truss in the eastbound lanes near Highway 367. No one was injured, but Chief Joe Bommarito with the Riverview Fire Protection District says witnesses reported seeing several explosions. He says the initial explosion came from a fuel tank, and that subsequent explosions were caused by the tires on the rig.