Lawmakers OK bill pardoning underage drinkers who call 911

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois lawmakers have approved legislation that would grant amnesty to underage drinkers who call 911 to get help. The plan would provide legal protection to the person in need of medical help and the person who called on their behalf. The legislation would also grant police officers discretion to determine whether…

Mail center employees accused of theft

St. Louis, MO ( KTRS ) Four current or former employees of a U.S. Postal Service distribution center in Hazelwood are among five people accused in a federal indictment of stealing mail that contained marijuana, electronics and other items. The U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Louis announced the indictment Tuesday. All five suspects are in…

Gun rights activist challenging zoo’s no-weapons policy

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The St. Louis Zoo has won the fight for now in blocking a gun-rights activist from carrying a weapon inside the facility. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1JV9Ryp ) reports that a judge has granted a temporary restraining order against Ohio resident Jeffry Smith until a court can take up the dispute…