St. Charles, Mo. – The body of 102-year-old builder and philanthropist I.E. Millstone has been found in the Missouri River at St. Charles, more than two weeks after he reportedly jumped from a bridge upstream.
A barge worker discovered the body around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Missouri State Water Patrol Sgt. Jerry Callahan confirmed the body was that of Millstone.
Last month, a witness saw an elderly man jump from the Daniel Boone Bridge into the Missouri River. A vehicle belonging to Millstone's caretaker was parked nearby.
St. Louis, MO – Several St. Louis politicians are asking Governor Nixon to stay the execution of Reggie Clemons. Clemons was sentenced to death as an accomplice to the 1991 rape and murder of Robin and Julie Kerry and is scheduled to be put to death on June 17th.
Clemons death would be the second execution in Missouri in less than one month.
State Representative Jamilah Nasheed asserts that Clemons' confession came only after he was beaten by police officers.
St. Louis – Big Bend Road was closed at Interstate 64 Monday morning, and contractors began tearing down the overpass there to make way for a new bridge.
Big Bend will be closed for six months. For part of that time, Hanley Road will remain closed as well, leaving Brentwood Boulevard and McCausland Ave. as the main north-south routes across the highway in that area.
Project spokeswoman Linda Wilson said the dual closures were unavoidable.
Jefferson City, MO – African-Americans in Missouri are still more likely to be stopped in traffic by authorities than any other racial group, according to a report released today by the State Attorney General's office.
The report shows that African-American drivers in 2008 were 67 percent more likely to be pulled over than were white or Hispanic drivers.
Attorney General Chris Koster says the numbers are disproportionate to Missouri's black population.
Jefferson City, MO – Governor Jay Nixon says he's begun reviewing Missouri's budget for Fiscal Year 2010.
The $23 billion spending plan includes $785 million in federal stimulus funding to help support various needs.
"We will go through (the budget) line-by-line...we will make sure that the income we have matches the out-go...I expect to have to trim some of the things in that budget, so it's going to be a painstaking process," Nixon said.