ST. LOUIS (AP) — A pedestrian has been struck and killed in a hit-and-run in downtown St. Louis. The incident happened early this morning. Police say the 23-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) – A suspect is hospitalized but expected to survive after being shot by St. Louis police. Officers were pursuing a man and the chase ended up in University City yesterday. It wasn’t immediately clear what triggered the chase. Authorities say the man pointed a rifle at officers, and was shot in the ankle.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A 39-year-old man suspected of running over a relative has been arrested. Greene County authorities say Shannon Shaffer Sr. was taken into custody last night in the death of 28-year-old Tommy Ray Bryant. Police say the two men are related by marriage.
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — Fireworks will take place in Wentzville this weekend as the town grants a wish for a six-year-old boy with cancer. Alex Onkle has a very rare form of cancer in his abdomen, for which his mother says there is no cure. Wendy Hall’s co-workers are hosting a fundraiser Sunday that will also include a police car ride for the child.
BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A new $10 million visitors center is set to open at Table Rock Lake. The Dewey Short Visitor Center will be unveiled today at Table Rock Dam. The facility has an observation deck, exhibit space, a theater and several interactive stations.
ST. LOUIS (AP) – A spokesman says Lambert Airport in St. Louis saw a 3.4 percent increase in passenger boardings in the first quarter of 2012, compared to the same period last year. Southwest boardings were up 6 percent.
TROY, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri brother and sister are facing charges for allegedly supplying the heroin that killed a 30-year-old Lincoln County man. Douglas Geiger was found dead Monday night inside a motel room in Troy. Siblings James Voss and Wendy Voss are charged with distributing a controlled substance.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker says employees at Fulton State Hospital are frequently being forced to work double shifts because of staff shortages. Representative Jeanie Riddle says it’s putting tired workers in dangerous situations at the mental hospital. She’s proposing a bill that would prohibit employees from being required to work more than 12 hours a day unless the governor declares an emergency.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri Senate has approved a bill requiring people with multiple drunken driving convictions to undergo criminal background checks before getting their license reinstated. The bill would require proof that the person hasn’t been convicted of a crime involving drugs or alcohol in a 10-year period.
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A special fair is planned tomorrow in St. Louis to help Imagine charter school students determine where they’ll go next. The Missouri State Board of Education has agreed to close six Imagine schools in St. Louis at the end of the current academic year. Tomorrow’s fair is is at Gateway Math & Science Elementary and Preparatory Schools.