St. Louis – The St. Louis Metropolitan Police have moved the 10 horses in the department's mounted patrol division after tests found elevated levels of lead in the stable's floor and loft.
The department occasionally stored hay in the loft at the stables, located near the Science Center in Forest Park. Lead levels in the air were not elevated, but the horses, and 22 officers, will be screened as a precaution.
Jefferson City, MO – Governor Jay Nixon is seeking $142 million in federal stimulus cash to expand broadband access to rural portions of Missouri.
If approved, about 91 percent of Missouri's population would have high-speed Internet access.
Scott Holste is Governor Nixon's Press Secretary:
"We still have large parts of Missouri that are not served by broadband...this is going to insure that small businesses in every part of the state are able to compete on a level playing field," Holste said.
St. Louis, MO – A former guard at the city's jail in downtown St. Louis has pleaded guilty to a federal drug charge.
36-year-old James Lamont Moore was one of three guards accused of delivering heroin to an inmate housed at the jail between January and March of this year. He could face 20 years in prison and $1 million in fines when he's sentenced in October.
St. Louis, MO – As chancellor, Tom George is leading the University of Missouri-St. Louis through its largest-ever fundraising campaign. Now, the university is getting a big financial boost -- from George himself.