St. Louis – The Missouri Department of Natural Resources has approved a plan to allow Swiss cement giant Holcim to mine limestone in Ste. Genevieve County for 100 years.
Holcim spokeswoman Nancy Tully says the company must restore the 1,300 hundred acres of land it wants to quarry.
"We will actually be mining no more than 200 acres at any one time," Tully said. "We have an ongoing as-you-go restoration process, and then our reclamation efforts will begin eight to ten years after that mining starts."
St. Louis, MO – The seven-count indictment charges that employees of Pyro Products, Inc. and its sister company, Next F-X Inc. tampered with explosion scenes in which two people were killed and five others injured. U.S. Attorney Ray Gruender says the defendants are also charged with falsifying safety and training records, illegally storing hazardous materials and mislabelling them for shipping:
In St. Louis's Central West End neighborhood Monday, more than 1,000 fans and supporters of Hillary Rodham Clinton waited for hours just to say a quick 'hello' and get an autograph. The New York Senator and former First Lady visited the small book store Left Bank Books to plug her latest foray into the literary realm - a memoir called "Living History." KWMU's Matt Sepic snuck past security and filed this report.
Springfield, ILL. – Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich said Sunday he's releasing $750,000 for a World War II memorial in Springfield.
The memorial will join current memorials for those who fought in the Korean and Vietnam Wars already at Oak Ridge Cemetary, on the city's north side.
The governor made the announcement during Veteran's Day at the Illinois State Fair. He released about $600,000 earlier this year. He had been blocking the money, though, because it came from the pool of money used for pork projects.
St. Louis, MO – A series of carjackings this weekend has St. Louis Police Chief Joe Mokwa promising a task force to look into the matter.
Police say at least some of the violence this weekend was related. One man was shot dead while walking near a park with his wife; the suspects were driving an SUV believed to have been carjacked the night before.
A family from Colorado was shot at when would-be carjackers tried to get their SUV on Interstate 70.
Mokwa says the task force will also look into car break-ins and thefts.