St. Louis, MO – American Airlines said Tuesday it's nearing a decision on changes to be made to its infrastructure.
In a statement, American's President and CEO Gerard Arpey says the carrier will not be able to continue flying every route it has today. Local officials have worried American's near-bankruptcy threatens St. Louis's role as a hub. Lambert Airport became an American hub when the company bought TWA.
St. Louis, MO – The Missouri Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that renting bowling shoes is taxable.
Tropicana Lanes, in Richmond Heights, was trying to get a refund of almost $24,000 from the state. That's the money it had calculated as sales tax for renting shoes out, but the bowling alley argued it had already paid sales tax when first buying the shoes.
Jefferson City, MO – Police in Jefferson City say a manufacturing plant employee shot and killed three co-workers late Tuesday night and injured several more.
The suspect was later killed near a police station not far from the state Capitol Building.
Police Chief Roger Schroeder says the dead man is the only suspect in the shooting and had been employed at the Modine Manufacturing plant. Police say the suspect is a 26 or 27-year-old man from nearby Holts Summit, but they haven't released his name.
St. Louis, MO – Missouri Governor Bob Holden signed the final two pieces of the budget Monday. Today is the first day of the new fiscal year. The two education budgets are now set, a move that ended a showdown between Holden and the Republican-controlled General Assembly over the budget cuts that were made and possible tax increases, which were rejected.
Illinois, meanwhile, is starting its new fiscal year without a budget in place. Governor Rod Blagojevich hasn't signed the budget yet, but is expected to in the next couple days.