Motorists, if you're anywhere near the following areas in St. Louis this weekend, you may want to find an alternate way to your destination. All of the following information comes from the Missouri Department of Transportation:
Former St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Bob Forsch, shown in this October 28, 2011 file photo, is dead at age 61on Nov. 3, 2011. Forsch threw out the first pitch before Game 7 of the World Series just one week ago.
Mo. officials revise number of E. coli cases in St. Louis
The number of E. coli cases in the St. Louis area is now at 24, as Missouri health officials continue looking for the source. The state Department of Health and Senior Services reported Thursday it had confirmed two more cases but also ruled out four cases previously thought to have been connected to the St. Louis outbreak.
State and federal officials held a meeting in Alton Thursday on plans to upgrade train tracks between St. Louis and Chicago to allow for high-speed service.
Work is already underway to improve tracks and road crossings in Illinois to allow for higher-speed trains three times per day. But Mike Garcia with the Illinois Department of Transportation says officials want to be able offer more service through their partner, Amtrak.
A former detective with the Lincoln County sheriff's office has been accused in a federal indictment of violating the rights of five women he was tracking as part of their participation in a drug court program.
The United States Attorney's office announced the charges against 49-year-old Scott Edwards on Thursday. He faces three federal felonies and two misdemeanors, including:
The new procedure – called transcatheter aortic valve replacement – involves replacing the aortic valve which connects the left ventricle (B) to the aorta (A). You can see a video of this in the story below.
Scott Air Force Base plans to cut more than 300 jobs as part of an Air Force restructuring plan and could get rid of more positions.
Base spokeswoman Karen Petitt said 321 jobs will be cut. Of those 122 are vacant. The base about 25 miles east of St. Louis has 5,085 civilian jobs so the cuts represent 6.3 percent of its civilian positions.
The Air Force is cutting about 9,000 jobs around the country to save money and restructure civilian operations.