St. Louis, MO – The Coast Guard is limiting barge traffic on the Mississippi River near St. Louis. The advisory limits the size and number of vessels on the water as the river reaches near historic lows.
The move affects 185 miles of the Mississippi from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill. Three barges needed towing yesterday near Hartford, Ill. after they went aground. There were no reported injuries.
The Coast Guard says the advisory remains in effect until conditions turn more favorable.
St. Louis, MO – Pepper spray sent more than 30 St. Louis high school students to the hospital.
Officials say a student set off the spray in the library at St. John the Baptist High School yesterday morning, but they're not sure whether it was a prank or an accident.
The 18-year old senior who set off the spray got a summons for disturbing the peace. He reportedly told police the case was an accident; there are no witnesses. Thirty-six students were treated and released.
St. Louis, MO – The road for Olympic divers will go through St. Peters next year. The St. Louis suburb was awarded the 2004 Olympic Diving Trials yesterday, over New York, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Seattle.
The trials determine who goes to the Olympics, and will be held at the St. Peters Rec-Plex next June. They'll also be part of a yearlong centennial celebration commemorating St. Louis's hosting of 1904 World's Fair and Olympics.
Diving saw its debut as an Olympic sport at the St. Louis games.