Hillsboro, MO – Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer says he's disciplined the workers who put a male inmate in a cell with a female inmate, who was then raped.
The mix-up last month happened when an inexperienced jailer put James Ross into the wrong holding cell; the woman inside was sleeping asleep and completely under her covers. Ross is now charged with sexual assault.
Jailers are supposed to keep a roster at each holding cell listing the inmates who are held there but they weren't posted that night.
Washington, MO – The Department of Homeland security says the St. Louis and Kansas City areas will share $24 million in federal money, aimed at improving efforts to prepare for and respond to terrorism.
It's part of this fiscal year's $725 million budget for urban security. St. Louis got almost $10 million last fiscal year.
The areas receiving money are based on such factors as infrastructure, population density and threat intelligence information.
The Kansas City area got $9.7 million dollars under the program last year.
Westminster College in Fulton, Mo. will once again host a Churchill this weekend.
The campus is best known for hosting Winston Churchill in 1946, when he delivered his now-famous "Iron Curtain" speech. Churchill's words of warning about a growing bloc of Communist nations are considered the beginning of the Cold War.
On Sunday (Nov. 16), his granddaughter Celia Sandys will lecture not 500 feet from where her grandfather stood.
St. Louis, Mo. – Space exploration is the theme of a new hands-on educational center set to open Monday in St. Louis County.
The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis will provide math and science programming for children and adults. Featuring a simulated space station and mission control, the center is designed to teach problem-solving skills during a simulated mission to Mars.