Jefferson City, MO – A Missouri judge has temporarily blocked the certification of a union election for workers who provide in-home health care to the elderly and disabled.
Cole County Circuit Judge Jon Beteem issued the restraining order Tuesday in response to a lawsuit filed by Integra Health Care. The lawsuit alleged irregularities in the voting process and violations of Missouri's open-government laws.
St. Louis University is one of eight U.S. institutions chosen by the National Institutes of Health to test the safety of swine flu vaccines this summer.
The clinical trials are expected to begin in August and to include hundreds of people, ranging from babies and children to the elderly. Doctors will study how the vaccines affect the immune system and if they can be given with a yearly flu shot.
St. Louis – A federal judge has refused to penalize the city of St. Louis for using an improper asbestos control method while building the new runway at Lambert Airport.
District judge Carol Jackson ruled in September that the city violated federal clean air regulations by using a spray of water on homes it was demolishing to control the release of asbestos. The so-called "wet method" is allowed in some circumstances.