St. Louis – Negotiations between Boeing and the union representing employees at two of its plants have stalled, nearly two days before the union can start walking picket lines.
The company and the International Association of Machinists District 837 have met twice this week with a federal mediator, but no new talks are scheduled. Union members build C-17s, F-15s, and F/A-18s, as well as missiles. They want to keep a traditional pension plan for new hires.
St. Louis – The city of St. Louis will look into what happened at a high rise for seniors near downtown St. Louis where residents went several days without air conditioning during the hottest stretch of the year.
ST. LOUIS – An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 p.m. this evening.
Dangerously high heat index values between 105 and 110 degrees will continue through late Tuesday afternoon, primarily in the more urbanized portions of the warning area.
The effects of high heat are cumulative. Highest heat index values of 105 to 108 are forecast Tuesday afternoon. Several days of heat index values above 104 can be just as dangerous as one or two days of higher heat index values. Each day excessive heat continues will put additional stress on the body.
Chicago, IL – The last chief of staff to Rod Blagojevich started what is expected to be several days on the stand at the former Illinois governor's corruption trial.
John Harris ended his first day on the stand Monday and is expected there for much of this week.
Harris told jurors about Blagojevich's seemingly frantic efforts to get a job for his wife, Patti. Harris said Blagojevich once said he'd cut state contracts to two companies he felt didn't do enough to help land his wife a job.
St. Louis, MO – The Supreme Court today ruled in favor of Monsanto, overturning a lower-court's ban on the planting of genetically-engineered alfalfa.
The 7-to-1 decision opens the door for the U.S. Department of Agriculture to allow farmers to plant Monsanto's Roundup Ready alfalfa - with some restrictions - while the agency conducts an environmental impact assessment.