St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis judge will hear arguments Thursday about whether the concealed weapons gun law set to take effect Saturday is constitutional.
But first Judge Steven Ohmer must decide whether to keep the trial in St. Louis or move it to Jefferson City, where the law was passed. State Attorney General Jay Nixon asks that the case be transferred to Cole County, where most lawsuits naming the state as a defendant are tried.
St. Louis, MO – A board of priest advisors in St. Louis has elected the auxiliary bishop of St. Louis as administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The Most Reverend Joseph Naumann will oversee the day-to-day operations of the archdiocese until a successor to Cardinal-designate Justin Rigali is installed. Rigali, former archbishop of St. Louis, left the area Monday. He was installed as archbishop of Philadelphia on Tuesday.
St. Louis, MO – Ridge fielded some tough questions from St. Louis citizens concerned about their safety and their civil liberties.
The secretary was in St. Louis to attend a town hall meeting on homeland security.
Ridge said the administration is developing a new airport security program that will quickly call up information about a person to look for patterns of activity that may indicate terrorism. But Ridge stressed that the intent is not to maintain a file on that person:
St. Louis, MO – Metro officials are proposing a reduction in the frequency of the light rail train stops...and the elimination of some bus routes in Illinois. Weekday peak hour Metrolink service would drop from 7-and-a-half minutes between trains...to 10 minutes, under the proposal. In addition, service on the far eastern end of the Metrolink system would drop from every 10 minutes to every 20 minutes...between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Venice, ILL. – The Venice School Board near East St. Louis has one more chance to balance its budget. If not, the panel appointed to oversee the districts finances might disband the school board. The Financial Oversight Panel Tuesday night rejected the board's latest budget, in part, because it still would have left the district $180,000 in the red.