St. Louis, MO – St. Louis's incoming Archbishop has ordered priests in his diocese in Wisconsin to withhold communion to lawmakers who support abortion.
Bishop Raymond Burke's decree only became public Thursday but was signed in November, around the time he sent letters to three lawmakers, telling them they risked their faith if they continued to vote for measures he termed anti-life, including abortion and euthanasia.
St. Louis, MO – Workers in St. Louis have started repairing the chandelier that fell to the floor of the Missouri Senate last week. It fell while workesr were replacing light bulbs.
The fixture is now disassembled and strewn about the St. Louis Antique Lighting Company near the Delmar Loop. The main part of the chandelier is a metal basket that holds an urn of frosted glass which covers up the main lights. The glass shattered and owner Gary Behm says the metal came in looking like a pretzel.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis-based Memco Barge Line says it will no longer do business on the Missouri River. It is one of the larger barge operators on the Missouri but the company blames unpredictable river levels, saying they've stalled barges and caused lost revenue.
The move is the latest news in a battle among several states over whether the river levels should be kept high enough to allow for barge traffic or low enough to protect some endangered species.