Naming The New Mississippi River Bridge
(St. Louis, MO) -- There may be some controversy over naming the new Mississippi River bridge downtown. Legislation introduced this week by an Illinois lawmaker suggests naming the span after longtime Metro East Congressman, Jerry Costello. The recent passing of "Stan the Man" has Cards fans tossing around the idea of the Stan Musial Memorial Bridge.
Missouri Eyes Meth Drug Offender Registry
(Jefferson City, MO) -- Missouri Lawmakers are considering a "meth drug registry." House Bill 218 hopes to make life more difficult for offenders while allowing law abiding citizens to access affordable allergy medicines containing pseudoephedrine. The registry would strengthen the state's current meth laws.
Sex Orgies Reportedly Common At Local Nightclub
(St. Louis, MO) -- Sex orgies were reportedly common at a nightclub in the city. "KMOV-TV" says undercover cops raided the Red 7 Club on Broadway over the weekend. Police described an orgy like atmosphere considered a crime in licensed establishments selling alcohol. The club's liquor license is now on the line.
No Heat Forces Dupo School Closures
(Dupo, IL) -- No heat forces the closure of Dupo schools today. High school students were reportedly forced to attend yesterday with classroom temps below fifty-degrees. While repairs are complete, parental complaints led school leaders to make sure before reopening.
Illinois Man Enters Guilty Plea In Hate Crime
(Chicago, IL) -- An Illinois man has pled guilty in a Joliet hate crime. Thirty-six-year old Brian James Moudry admitted to setting a 2007 fire. According to the plea agreement, he was upset an African American family had rented a house on his street and he hoped to intimidate them into moving. Sentencing is set for April 26th.
Missouri Activist Group Seeks "Right To Work" Status
(St. Louis, MO) -- A Missouri activist group seeks "right to work" status as part of their 2013 legislative goals. "Americans for Prosperity - Missouri" hopes such legislation would give workers the freedom to choose their union status and eliminates the requirement of "agency fees." They also would like to address reducing or eliminating Missouri's annual personal property taxes.