St. Louis, MO – St. Louis police have arrested a third man for his role in a weekend crime spree that included carjackings and one death.
Two other teens that were already in custody were charged with second-degree murder and armed criminal action yesterday. Police say they're still looking for one more suspect.
The two charged are 18-year-old Antonio Ward and 19-year-old Dedrick Hampton. Police say Ward, Hampton and two other men went on a three-day crime spree that left one man dead and another man hospitalized.
St. Louis – The Bush Administration wants to privatize control tower operations at 69 small U.S. airports, including two in the St. Louis area. Local air traffic controllers say the plan will jeopardize safety.
The National Air Traffic Controllers Association, the union representing FAA controllers at Spirit of St. Louis Airport, is urging Congress not to approve the President's plan.
Union spokesman Ray Kerr says control tower operations should remain a function of the federal government.
St. Louis, MO – The Department of Energy is soliciting public input tonight on a proposed plan to remediate contaminated groundwater at the Weldon Spring site in St. Charles County. The plan would require officials to record how contaminants such as uranium and trichloroethylene break down through natural biological processes. The DOE's Pam Thompson says the site's current means of monitoring the flow of contaminated groundwater safeguards the public:
Federal officials estimate about a quarter of a million of the nation's homeless adults are veterans.
Most served during the Viet Nam War, and some suffer from combat-related conditions such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. But for the majority of veterans living on the streets or in shelters, substance abuse, mental illness and the lack of support networks have more to do with their situation than any experience on the battlefield.
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."