The Missouri Botanical Garden is celebrating its 150th anniversary on June 15. Under the guidance of President Peter Raven, it has grown to be one of the top botanical gardens in the world, according to industry leaders. That's despite facing some challenges along the way.
St. Louis, MO – The McKinley Bridge connecting north St. Louis to Venice, Ill. will be closed after rush hour this evening so Illinois Department of Transportation officials can grind a rumble strip into the center of the bridge.
The safety feature is designed to alert drivers who weave out of their lane on the narrow, two-lane bridge. The work should be finished by 5am June 15
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis circuit attorney has charged a fourth man in connection with the June 1st robbery of a popular downtown restaurant that left two people dead.
Thirty-five-year-old Stephen Hornbuckle worked at Maggie O'Briens for 10 years. Police investigators determined that Hornbuckle provided the two robbers with information about the location of the restaurant's cash drawers, the amount of cash typically on hand, the location of exits, and a good time to carry out the robbery.
St. Louis, MO – The former president of First Bank Mortgage will spend a year and a day in prison and must pay nearly $25 million in restitution in a bank fraud case that has its roots in the October 1989 "Black Friday" stock market collapse.
St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis attorney has decided to stay out of the 2010 race to replace retiring Senator Kit Bond, despite heavy courting from a Republican party heavyweight.
Thomas Schweich served in the administration of President George W. Bush. Former senator John Danforth had pushed Schweich's candidacy as alternative to the Republican frontrunner, Representative Roy Blunt.
But Schweich said Thursdsay that he wants to avoid a divisive primary and keep the seat in Republican hands.
St. Louis, MO – With three weeks left in the fiscal year, city unions and negotiators have yet to strike a deal on furloughs that would generate $3.4 million in savings in the fiscal year 2010 budget for St. Louis.