ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Cardinals have brought back Tony La Russa for a 16th year as manager.
The team announced the deal Monday and said it includes a mutual option for the 2012 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The 66-year-old La Russa has a franchise-record 1,318 wins since joining the team as manager in 1996. He has led the Cardinals to eight division titles, two National League pennants and a World Series title in 2006.
ST. LOUIS – A contractor for the Missouri Department of Transportation is facing fines after causing major traffic delays in downtown St. Louis Monday.
Thomas Industrial Coating is painting the double-decker section of Interstate 64 through downtown St. Louis. When a piece of equipment that collects lead paint failed around midnight, workers had to do the job by hand.
ST. LOUIS – URGENT Federal judge stays Nunley execution Eds: Substitutes second paragraph to restore dropped reference to judge's last name, updates with state AG's office reviewing the ruling. APNewsNow. Will be updated. A federal judge says Missouri must hold off on executing a man condemned in the 1989 killing of a Kansas City-area teenager until issues involving his sentencing are sorted out.
St. Louis – A Missouri State Highway Patrol pilot is dead after a helicopter crash in west St. Louis County.
Forty-seven year old Joseph Schuengel of St. Louis was returning from a traffic patrol operation along I-55 and had just dropped off two other troopers before heading back to Spirit of St. Louis Airport when the accident occurred, according to Sgt. Al Nothum, the spokesman for Troop C.
Nothum said that Schuengel was a first rate pilot and there is no indication why the helicopter crashed.
St. Louis – The Metropolitan Sewer District has cut nearly $16 million from its fiscal year 2011 budget, the result of a court ruling on a new fee for storm water services.
A judge in July ruled that the fee, based on how much of a piece of property could not absorb water, was a tax and should have been approved by voters. The ruling means MSD has to revert to an old system of a flat fee and individual taxing sub-districts.