St. Louis, MO – One of three clubs that Mayor Francis Slay's administration believes may have played a role in recent shootings in the downtown entertainment district has been charged with violating at least eight sections of the city's liquor code
The Excise Commissioner's office, which oversees liquor licenses, sent a letter Wednesday to Club Lure, located at 1204 Washington Ave., outlining the five charges. The letter is the first step in the process of revoking Lure's liquor license.
Jefferson City, Mo. – Two audits released today find that the Missouri Department of Higher Education has little say into how money is spent on building projects.
The audits examined both the Coordinating Board for Higher Education and the Lewis and Clark Discovery Initiative. The latter was a project backed by former Republican Governor Matt Blunt to use profits from student loans to fund construction projects on college campuses.
St. Louis – A former police officer in Uplands Park, a North County suburb with 460 residents, has pleaded guilty to civil rights violations for sexually assaulting and stealing money from several women.
Alton, IL – Three people in southwestern Illinois are accused of helping in the voluntary disappearance of a teenager whose stepmother is still missing under what investigators consider suspicious circumstances.
Authorities believe there's no known link between the cases of 18-year-old Heather Woodward and 48-year-old Bonnie Woodward.
The teenager resurfaced on her 18th birthday on July 3, eight days after her stepmom went missing after last being seen talking to a man outside the nursing home where she worked.
Branson, MO – Branson city officials have again said no to a proposed outdoor concert by hip-hop artist Nelly. The city's aldermen voted unanimously Tuesday not to allow the Aug. 21 concert behind the renovated Grand Palace.
Concert organizer Paul Dunn announced on July 4 that Nelly would perform as part of the Grand Palace reopening. But the city denied a special event permit on July 9, citing concerns about parking, crowd control and noise.
St. Louis, MO – The animal rights organization PETA held a protest today against St. Louis Children's Hospital for its use of live cats in a pediatric emergency training course.
Course trainees use an infant-like manikin to practice intubation, a procedure which involves inserting a plastic tube into the windpipe of a patient to facilitate breathing. The trainees are then given the option of practicing the intubation on an anesthetized cat.
St. Louis, MO – In the first of what is expected to be a long series of appeals, attorneys for developer Paul McKee have asked a St. Louis city judge for a second chance to make their case on one specific point.