We have an update on that steam pipe rupture that happened in downtown St. Louis Thursday morning. The City of St. Louis Department of Health says that "while swab samples have indicated small amounts of ground level asbestos, air quality tests have come back clean."
Mo. Senator accuses state labor department of improperly manipulating wages with unions
A top Missouri Senate leader says the state labor department is improperly working with unions to manipulate wages paid on public works projects. The state calculates an annual "prevailing wage" for various construction trades in each county based on surveys of wages already paid on jobs.
Senate President Pro Tem Rob Mayer, a Republican from Dexter, said Wednesday that state bureaucrats and labor unions had engaged in what he called "collusion.
Forty-three teams of teens from Missouri and four surrounding states be competing in the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition regional this weekend at Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis.
Gregg Williams, newly named defensive coordinator for the St. Louis Rams, at a 2010 commencement ceremony for Tulane University in New Orleans. Williams, formerly with the New Orleans Saints, has been suspended indefinitely from the NFL.
Updated 3:53 p.m.: Includesdetails, comment from Rams press conference.
Without ever coaching a game, the Rams' new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has been banned from the NFL indefinitely over an issue with his prior team, the New Orleans Saints.
The NFL has suspended New Orleans head coach Sean Payton for the 2012 season, and former Saints defensive coordinator Williams is banned from the league indefinitely because of the team's bounty program that targeted opposing players.
This weekend's NCAA Wrestling Championships at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis sold out for the first time in the event's 82-year history. The event is expected to break its all-time attendance record with over 110,000 fans in attendance.
This is the sixth year St. Louis has hosted the tournament. NCAA associate director of championships Jeff Jarnecke says St. Louis is a great place to host the event.
Mo. House member proposes restriction on vasectomies
A Missouri House member frustrated with recent legislative debates over birth control and reproductive health is proposing to restrict vasectomies.
Legislation sponsored by Democrat Stacey Newman would only allow vasectomies when they are necessary to protect a man from serious injury or death. The vasectomies would have to be performed in a hospital, ambulatory surgery center or health facility licensed by the state Department of Health and Senior Services.
The St. Louis region is kicking off what the St. Louis Sports Commission is calling its version of "March Madness." Beginning with the Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball tournament this weekend, the area will host four straight weeks of college sports tournaments.
The region will also host the MVC women's basketball tournament from March 8-11 at The Family Arena, the NCAA Division 1 wrestling championships from March 15-17 and the NCAA Division 1 men's basketball regional on March 23 and 25.
Mo. Senator seeks to transfer funding to U.S. road repair
Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill says she will try to amend a transportation bill to strip funding for large construction projects in Afghanistan. The money would instead be used for roads and bridges in the U.S.
McCaskill hopes to attach her proposal to legislation re-authorizing the federal highway funding program.