St. Louis University has received approval from the city Planning Commission to demolish the historic Pevely Dairy Complex. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the commission approved the demolition Wednesday night.
The city Preservation Board originally denied the demolition request, prompting the appeal to the commission.
Updated 2:14 p.m. with a correction issued by the Associated Press. Corrects Missouri figure to "just more than 2,000," not "nearly 3,000."
An Associated Press survey of the nation's top methamphetamine-producing states shows national lab seizures rose again last year - and Missouri is, again, at the top of the list.
The survey confirmed that Missouri regained the top spot for lab seizures in 2011 with just more than 2,000 busts. It also found that Tennessee came in second with almost 1,700, followed by Indiana, Kentucky and Oklahoma.
Dennis Potter, 29, was burned in a shake-and-bake meth lab explosion in December 2009. He spent the next five weeks wrapped in bandages and underwent numerous skin graft operations over the course of his recovery.
Credit Veronique LaCapra for NPR
The Franklin County Sheriff's Department methamphetamine training lab contains everything needed to make the illegal drug methamphetamine using the shake-and-bake method.
Illinois governor Pat Quinn signed legislation on Thursday which aims to help law enforcement officials stop meth production. The bill will make a pilot program permanent that was created to electronically track pseudoephedrine purchases that could be used to manufacture methamphetamine.
The Methamphetamine Precursor Tracking Act went into effect in 2009. The act required pharmacies to track purchases of ephedrine and pseudoephedrine online through the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx).
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has expanded a special legislative session to include disaster aid for businesses and the repeal of a law limiting teacher-student interaction over the Internet. Nixon widened the agenda shortly after lawmakers convened in special session Tuesday to consider overhauling Missouri's business incentives.