Edwardsville, ILl. – An Edwardsville alderman was released from jail on Monday after posting bond. Alderman Herb Clay is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor resisting a police officer. He is also charged with fleeing and eluding an officer.
The 53-year-old pleaded innocent to the charges during an arraignment on Monday. He was then released after posting $500 bond.
St. Louis – The state of Missouri could receive millions of dollars for various projects covered under a massive federal spending bill that cleared the U.S. House Monday.
Missouri Republican Senator Kit Bond says the $373 billion omnibus appropriation for 2004 includes more than $3 billion for veterans' health care, $1.5 billion for election improvements, and also funding for ongoing environmental cleanup programs.
St. Louis, MO – Negotiations will continue Monday between union workers at the Post-Dispatch and management. On Sunday, union members overwhelmingly voted (353-15) to authorize a strike if current negotiations don't pan out.
The union represents reporters, as well as workers in advertising, classified, circulation, and accounting. Their contract expired a year ago.