St. Louis – A suspect is dead after a police chase in St. Louis County.
The chase began late Monday in St. Ann. It ended in University City when the car being chased struck a parked tractor-trailer.
Two suspects were in the car being chased. One died and one was injured.
St. Ann police say the incident began when an officer tried to stop the car for a traffic violation. The driver refused to stop, and a chase began. Police say a records check indicated the car had been stolen.
St. Louis, MO – Demand is up for assistance from area food pantries.
The Circle of Concern in Valley Park is reporting a 21 percent increase in the number of people it fed in the first quarter of this year over last year.
The facility, which assists families in the western third of St. Louis County, has also seen financial assistance to those in need more than double this year. Director Glenn Koenen says he never imagined that so people would need their help.
St. Louis – The St. Louis Rams have released veteran quarterback Marc Bulger.
The move may clear the way for the Rams, who went 1-15 last season, to draft Oklahoma quarterback Sam Bradford with the first overall pick in the NFL draft, which starts April 22nd.
Coach Steve Spagnuolo said in a release that it was difficult to make the move and wished the 33-year-old Bulger well. Last month the Rams signed A.J. Feeley, presumably as a back-up to Bradford or another signal-caller.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Legislation in the State Senate would remove a lifetime ban on food stamp eligibility for those convicted of drug crimes in Missouri.
Under the federal welfare reform act passed in the 1990's, anyone convicted of a felony drug offense is forever barred from receiving food stamps. States are allowed to opt out of the ban, but Missouri is one of several that have not.