Man Charged In Ex-Girlfriend's Murder
(Jennings, MO) -- A man has been charged in the murder of his ex-girlfriend. Mother-of-six Antoinetta Davis was found shot to death in her Jennings home yesterday by some of her children. Forty-year-old Terrance Duff turned himself into the police several hours later. Police say he was the father of some of Davis' children.
Police: Woman Found Dead In Alley Was Strangled
(St. Louis, MO) -- Police now say a woman found dead in a South City alley was strangled to death. Her body was found Sunday on South Jefferson. Detectives know the identity of the victim, but are waiting until all family members have been notified before releasing her name.
Police Search For Suspected Food Tamperer
(Manchester, MO) -- Police are searching for a man they believe tampered with a container of soup at an area grocery store. Several witnesses at a Dierbergs in Manchester say they saw the suspect put something in the soup at the store's salad bar last week. They're looking for a heavyset white man, between 50-and-60-years-old, with a light beard. Employees removed the soup before any customers bought it.
Illinois' Durbin Backs Internet Sales Tax Measure
(Washington, DC) -- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin is leading the push in Washington to require online retailers to charge customers the sales tax they would pay in the communities where they live. Durbin is behind a measure that has been supported in the Senate on a test vote. Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says the state is losing about 200-million dollars a year in state sales taxes to online purchases.
St. Louisans Head To Polls Today
(St. Louis, MO) -- Polls are open today from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.. That's as St. Louisans vote on several city offices, including mayor and more than a dozen aldermen. Voters in both the city and the county will also cast ballots on a sales tax increase that will help pay for improvements on the Arch grounds.
Woman Found Murdered Overnight
(St. Louis, MO) -- A woman's body was discovered overnight in north city. The unidentified female was found at Warne [[ WAR-Nee ]] and West Florissant around 10:30 when officers responded to a report of gunfire. Police have not released any additional details.
Clerical Error Freed Suspect In Former Missouri Prison Official's Murder
(St. Louis, MO) -- The release of the suspect in a former Missouri prison official's murder was reportedly a clerical error. Tom Clements was gunned down last month at his Colorado home. Twenty-eight-year old Evan Ebel was killed in a shootout with police just days after the murder. A mistake made by a court clerk following his sentencing reportedly led to Ebel's early release.
Possible Changes To Missouri's Sex Offender Registry
(Jefferson City, MO) -- Possible changes to Missouri's sex offender registry have SNAP leaders on high alert. The Survivor's Network of Those Abused by Priests issued a statement Monday. The group hopes any changes will be positive on behalf of the children involved in these horrific crimes as opposed to more lenient for offenders.
Ellisville Mayor's Impeachment Hearing; Part Two
(Ellisville, MO) -- Ellisville mayor's impeachment hearing; part two continues tonight at your favorite town hall. All eyes will be watching the council's latest antics to oust Mayor Adam Paul. From the outside looking in, it appears the proceedings have at least managed to divide the bedroom community. Problems started over TIF's for a proposed Walmart Supercenter.
Akin Taken To Task For "Lavish" Spending
(Jefferson City, MO) -- Todd Akin is taken to task for "lavish" spending, following his loss to Democratic Challenger Claire McCaskill in November. A website that tracks congressional pay shows he upped staffers wages over 98-percent. Akin was listed second on the list, following New York Democrat Gary Ackerman.
Boone Bridge Rock Blasting This Afternoon
(St. Louis County, MO) -- Boone Bridge rock blasting is scheduled for this afternoon. I-64 traffic will be slowed or halted around 2 p.m. in both St. Louis and St. Charles counties. The new bridge is expected to be finished by 2015.
MODOT's Tongue In Cheek Deer Literacy Program
(St. Louis, MO) -- MODOT's tongue in cheek deer literacy program has reportedly failed. A spokesperson for the department says the deer continuously fail to adhere to designated "deer crossings." There is still hope motorists will see the signs that deer have been seen in the area but they can still cross at any point.
Illinois' Cyber Challenge
(Springfield, IL) -- Illinois has issued a "cyber challenge." Governor Quinn launched the program Monday, to help fill the highly anticipated need for state "cybersecurity" positions. Careers in policing the internet are currently the second fastest growing IT positions. Learn more at CyberAces.org.