Slay Wins Mayoral Primary
(St. Louis, MO) -- It looks like Francis Slay is well on his way to a fourth term as mayor of St. Louis. Slay won yesterday's Democratic mayoral primary with 54-percent of the vote. His main challenger, Lewis Reed, garnered 44 percent of the vote. With no Republican challenger, Slay will face Green Party candidate James McNeely in the April general election.
South City Gunman Killed By Cops
(St. Louis, MO) -- The man suspected in a South City double shooting is dead. Police say the incident began when he shot and killed his girlfriend Tuesday at a home in the Dutchtown neighborhood. Her teen daughter was also shot, but is expected to survive. The unidentified suspect fled, but cops later caught up with him. Police opened fire when they say he pointed a gun at them.
Grandmother Wanted In Kidnapping
(O'Fallon, MO) -- Police are looking for a woman who allegedly kidnapped her grandson from O'Fallon, Missouri. They say maternal grandmother Donna Andres abducted eight-year-old Samual Andres from his mother nearly two months ago. She's now been charged with child abduction. Anyone with information is asked to call O'Fallon police.
Durbin, Kirk Co-Sponsoring Bill Banning Gun Trafficking
(Washington, DC) -- Illinois' two senators are joining forces to crack down on gun trafficking. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk are among the co-sponsors of a bill to make it a federal crime to buy guns legally for those who can't otherwise own them. The bill combines separate efforts that Durbin and Kirk were pursuing.
Burglars Leave Behind Prescription Bottle
(High Ridge, MO) -- It wasn't hard for officials in Jefferson County to track down a trio of burglars. According to the "Post Dispatch," one of them left behind a prescription bottle - with his name on it - at the scene of the crime. The three later confessed to several burglaries in Fenton and High Ridge. Authorities say they were targeting vacant homes and stealing copper wire.
Police Kill Suspect In Deadly Domestic Dispute
(St. Louis, MO) -- St. Louis police killed the suspect in a deadly domestic dispute yesterday. The thirty-four-year-old man allegedly killed his estranged wife and injured her fifteen-year-old daughter at a south city home. After leading police on a short chase, the man then reportedly aimed a gun at officers. Police opened fire, killing the unidentified man.
Prescription Bottle Leads To Jeffco Copper Thieves
(Jefferson County, MO) -- A prescription bottle found at a Jefferson County home that had been stripped of all copper gave police the clue they needed to make an arrest. Twenty-two-year old David Howard and eighteen-year old Mathew Ehlen admitted to several burglaries of foreclosed homes across Jefferson County. Additional arrests are expected.
SLU Promptly Names New Law Dean
(St. Louis, MO) -- Leaders at St. Louis University took little time naming a new law dean. Former Missouri Supreme Court Judge Michael Wolff begins his new position immediately. Belleville Lawyer, Tom Keefe, abruptly stepped down this week amid allegations of sexual harassment.
Missouri's January Unemployment Numbers
(Jefferson City, MO) -- Unemployment rates in Missouri dropped to their lowest level in over four-years in January. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment fell to six-point-five percent, the lowest since September of 2008. The nation's unemployment rate was seven-point-nine percent.
Knifeplay Forces Lockdown At Local School
(St. Louis County, MO) -- Knifeplay led to a lockdown at Hazelwood Central High School yesterday afternoon. Police were called after a student was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A second student was taken into custody and is facing further disciplinary action.
McCaskill Upset Over Military Action
(Jefferson City, MO) -- Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill is upset over recent military action in dealing with a soldier convicted of sexual harassment. The outspoken Democrat called for a review and disciplinary measures against Lieutenant General Craig Franklin for using his command to dismiss charges against Air Force Lieutenant Colonel James Wilkerson. The action reportedly set the stage for Wilkerson's immediate reinstatement.
Higher Electric Rates Equal Job Loss
(Jefferson City, MO) -- New research shows higher electric rates equal job losses for Missourians. The study dubbed, "The Relationship Between Electricity Prices and Jobs in Missouri," was conducted by Tufts University. It revealed manufacturing and retail sectors are impacted the most by higher energy prices with those two sectors alone representing up to thirty-thousand in job losses. Learn more at FairEnergyRates.org.
Human Society's Second Chance Telethon
(St. Louis, MO) -- "Trooper" will be the highlight at tonight's Missouri Humane Society's second chance telethon. The broadcast, scheduled for 8 p.m. on "KMOV," will feature animals, adoption and rescue stories and their numerous services. You can make a donation anytime at hsmo.org.
Normandy Student Makes The Grade
(Normandy, MO) -- A Normandy student "makes the grade." Washington Elementary fifth-grader Anya Sampson will participate in National Poetry SLAM competition in New York City next month. Anya won the local competition last year and will be joining participants from fourteen states.
Top Polar Bear Photographer At St. Louis Zoo
(St. Louis, MO) -- A top polar bear photographer will be at the St. Louis Zoo tonight. Florian Schulz spent over a year snapping pics in the Arctic, winning an award for his compelling photos of a mother polar bear and her cubs. Tonight's free event gets underway at 7:30 in the Living World Auditorium.