St. Louis, Mo. – A recent raid on a St. Louis day care center has exposed a loophole in Missouri's childcare laws.
When officers went to shut down the World Christian Academy earlier this month because of building code violations, they also found a convicted sex offender working there.
Currently, more than 800-day care centers in the state are exempt from requirements like licenses criminal background checks. That's because the exemption applies to centers that show they're operated by a school.
St. Louis, MO. – Missouri ranks third in the nation in number of emergency workers who have been vaccinated for smallpox.
The Centers for Disease Control reported last Wednesday that 1,043 people nationwide have received the vaccine, including 119 in Missouri. Only Tennessee and Nebraska have reported more; about 30 states have yet to administer the vaccine.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis County Police officials met with teachers, administrators and students from three South County school districts today about recent, deadly automobile accidents. Several teenagers have died in recent months in accidents involving reckless driving. Some of the topics discussed today included mandatory driver's education, increasing penalties for young driver's traffic infractions and educating parents to avoid purchasing or allowing their children to drive sports cars.