Harrisonville, Mo. – A man from western Missouri has been arraigned on second-degree murder, child endangerment and other charges involving three children he allegedly fathered with his teenage daughter.
The 47-year-old man was ordered to remain in custody on a half million dollars bond. During his arraignment yesterday, the judge entered a not guilty plea on the man's behalf. A case review is set for April 20.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri residents who wait until next month to purchase large household appliances will be able to save some money.
The state will offer a sales tax holiday from April 19th through the 25th on appliances like stoves or washers and dryers that bear the EnergyStar label. Fifty seven counties and nine cities have also voted to waive their sales tax for the same period.
The Saint Louis Zoo announced Monday the birth of a rare baby lemur. The baby was born February 16 and is on view in the primate's house with its mother. Its species, Coquerel's sifaka, comes from Madagascar and is endangered.
The zoo's primate manager Joe Knobbe says lemur groups have lost a large portion of their habitat and have become separated from each other.
St. Louis, MO – The appointed board overseeing the St. Louis Public Schools voted Thursday night to shutter an additional 17 buildings - 14 by the end of the year - to help the district cope with a $36 million deficit. The closures will save the cash-starved SLPS $16 million a year.
The district will build three new facilities to house students from schools that will close. And board member Melanie Adams says even with the cuts, the district has room for future growth.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri Secretary of State Robin Carnahan is suing the St. Louis-based brokerage firm Stifel Nicolaus, accusing the company of misleading customers who bought auction-rate securities.
Carnahan says customers purchased those securities thinking that they were a liquid asset, when it fact the fine print allowed Stifel to freeze securities repayments when the bond market went into freefall last year.