St. Louis, MO – Police and firefighters in St. Louis today are using sonar to check the Mississippi River after a brief scare on a busy bridge yesterday. The tests were ordered after Coast Guard officials discovered a dangling wire from the Poplar Street Bridge's guardrail yesterday afternoon.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri agriculture officials say there's no Missouri connection to the case of mad cow disease found in Washington Tuesday. Only Texas raises more cattle for human consumption than Missouri, though most cows are moved to other states before they're slaughtered.
For three decades, George Ryan was at the front of the Illinois Republican Party. Along with terms as House Speaker, Lieutenant Governor, and Secretary of State. He capped his career with his 1998 election as Governor.
But now Ryan faces a string of corruption charges and will likely go to trial next year. On Tuesday, he pleaded innocent to those charges.