St. Louis – A measure which could lead to the elimination of earnings taxes in St. Louis and Kansas City will be on the November ballot.
The measure was one of two certified Tuesday by the Missouri Secretary of State. If it's approved in November, voters in St. Louis and Kansas City would decide in November 2011 whether or not to keep their city's earnings tax, which make up a sizable portion of the budget in each city. The measure also prevents other cities from implementing an earnings tax in the future.
St. Louis, MO – They're rolling out the red carpet in suburban St. Louis, the site of the premiere of "The Other Guys," a buddy cop movie starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.
The premiere will be Thursday at Wehrenberg Theatres' Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Cine. St. Louis was chosen in a Facebook poll over five other competitors: Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Dallas and Philadelphia.
Hannibal, MO – Authorities in Hannibal say the Mark Twain Memorial Bridge over the Mississippi River appears sound after being struck by runaway barges.
An American Commercial Lines tugboat with 12 barges struck the center span of a railroad bridge Monday afternoon. The barges then broke loose and some struck the bridge that carries Interstate 72 traffic over the river.
St. Louis – Authorities in St. Louis are on the hunt for four men suspected of raiding an ATM company's vault in a pre-dawn robbery, then hauling the cash away in one of the business' armored vehicles.
Police say the armed suspects overpowered two of the employees of ATM Solutions when they showed up for work Monday and forced them to open the vault.
Police say the robbers, all dressed in black, restrained the workers with duct tape before fleeing with the cash. There were no injuries.
St. Louis, MO – Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have figured out how a bacterium causes stomach cancer.
Study leader Lin-Feng Chen knew from previous research that the bacterium H. pylori produces a protein - CagA - that causes gastric cancer in mice. Another protein, RUNX3, inhibits the development of tumors.
Chen showed that when H. pylori injects CagA into the lining of the stomach, it inactivates RUNX3, opening the door to tumor formation.