St. Louis – A federal report released Tuesday says more St. Louis-area residents died as the result of drug abuse in 2002 than in the four preceding years. Nearly three percent of all area deaths were drug related.
Dr. Judy Ball, with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, says the St. Louis numbers are not out of the ordinary.
Tulsa, Okla. – Bankrupt Great Plains Airlines now says its assets are $20 million less than it revealed just over a month ago.
The Tulsa-based carrier had been flying out of MidAmerica Airport east of St. Louis until it filed for bankruptcy in January. It also served other airports, including Chicago Midway and Washington Dulles International Airport.
The carrier provided a more detailed account of its finances Monday to the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Oklahoma.