St. Louis – A former St. Louis police officer will spend 18 months in federal prison and pay part of about $1,500 in restitution for stealing government property.
Ronald Jackson, 58, was on patrol in north St. Louis in July when he learned that a female individual who had stolen electronic equipment from a Best Buy store was at a gas station parking lot. Jackson shared the information with another officer, Christan Brezill, and both responded to the report.
St. Louis – Investigators with the St. Louis Fire Department say an electrical malfunction is to blame for a three-alarm fire that forced the evacuation Friday morning of the building that houses the main offices of Laclede Gas.
Whitney Harris was the last surviving courtroom prosecutor from the first Nuremberg Trial after World War Two. He died Wednesday in St. Louis at the age of 97.
St. Louis – The world has lost a key player in an event that reshaped modern international law. Whitney Harris was the last surviving courtroom prosecutor from the first Nuremberg Trial after World War Two. He died Wednesday in St. Louis at the age of 97.
Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would combine the two departments that oversee education into one state agency.
The resolution would merge the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), which oversees K-12 schools, and Higher Education, which oversees universities and community colleges, into a new agency to be called the Department of Education.
St. Louis – The head of St. Louis' mass transit agency says the state budget cuts announced Thursday will not slow down service restoration.
Slumping revenue forced Governor Jay Nixon to make another $45 million in cuts, which included eliminating the last $4 million of the $12 million in emergency state aid that helped Metro avoid drastic service reductions when a half-cent sales tax increase failed in 2008.
St. Louis – The executive director of the Missouri Gaming Commission has resigned.
Gene McNary, a former Republican St. Louis County executive, and the commissioner of the Immigration and Naturalization Service during the presidency of George H.W. Bush, will leave office on July 1. He's served since July 2006.
McNary's resignation comes a day after Governor Jay Nixon appointed two new members to the Commission, and as the state is beginning the process of re-awarding the license currently held by the President Casino.