Updated 11:13 a.m. with information from St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Marine Corps spokeswoman comment.
St. Louis detectives are investigating an apparent attack on two Marines visiting the city as part of Marine Week.
Police say the incident happened early Monday. The Marines, ages 21 and 22, were walking in the area of downtown where Marine Week attractions are located. The victims told police that two young men approached them and offered to sell jewelry.
The state of Missouri is poised to help some of the towns along the Missouri River who may be running out of sand for sandbags.
Governor Jay Nixon is ordering the State Emergency Management Agency to help those fighting flooding along the Missouri River to obtain more sand. At Nixon's direction, SEMA has identified additional suppliers that could provide sand if local supplies are exhausted or running low.