Kansas City, MO – A recently released survey shows that Missourians are buckling up more often, but their usage rates remain lower than drivers nationally.
Figures from the Missouri Department of Transportation show that 77 percent of Missourians are wearing their seat belts. That's up 1 percentage point from last year and an improvement from 60 percent in 1999. But it's less than the national average.
St. Louis, MO – Martin Luther King Bridge is closed for the next twelve days in an effort to make it safer.
Several cross-over fatalities have occurred on the bridge between St. Louis and East St. Louis. Now the Illinois Department of Transportation is spending one-point-four million dollars to make changes.
IDOT chief engineer Jeff Church says there will now be a barrier between oncoming traffic and fewer, though wider lanes.
St. Louis, MO. – The St. Louis Police Department has lost two more police officers to corruption charges.
The U.S. Attorney's office Friday announced the indictment of officers Christian Brezell and Ronald Jackson. Both face charges of stealing merchandise from a theft suspect, who was cooperating with the FBI.
Department spokeswoman Erica Van Ross says Brezill was terminated last month and Jackson retired last week under investigation.