As lawmakers circle around a possible compromise on the local control legislation in the Missouri Capitol today, St. Louis' Mayor Francis Slay shared some of his thoughts on the possible ramifications.
The lawsuit alleges that the Metropolitan Sewer District's failure to maintain the River Des Peres made it impossible for the system to handle what amounted to predictable heavy rain. The floods were the result of the remnants of Hurricane Ike.
The 12-member panel selected Tuesday includes 10 women and two men, along with four male alternates. Starting next week, they'll hear opening statements and testimony in the case against Christopher Coleman.
Jurors were chosen in Perry County and will be brought to Monroe County, where Coleman has pleaded not guilty in the May 2009 killings at the family's Columbia home.
Peabody Energy Corp. says its profit rose in the first quarter due to higher prices for Australian coal used in steelmaking and increased demand in the U.S.
The world's biggest private-sector coal company says its net income attributable to common shareholders was $176.5 million, or 65 cents per share, in the January-March period. That's up from $133.7 million, or 50 cents, a year earlier.
St. Louis-based Peabody says first-quarter revenue rose 15 percent to $1.74 billion from $1.51 billion the previous year.