East St. Louis City Manager Ousted

East St. Louis, IL (KTRS)   The East St. Louis city manager who got the job after a failed mayoral re-election bid is out of a job. The City Council members voted Monday to fire Alvin Parks as the city struggles with a nearly $6 million budget shortfall. Longtime city employee Edith Moore was named interim city…

Mayor Slay Issues Weather Emergency

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The city of St. Louis is under a weather emergency. Mayor Francis Slay issued that executive order on Monday in response to rising flood waters. The declaration activates the City’s Emergency Operations Center to coordinate response among City departments and services, along with outside partner agencies, such as MSD, Ameren, the…

Gas prices continue fall in St. Louis

(KTRS) – Good news continues at the pump–gas prices are still falling. According to Gasbuddy.com, the average gallon of gas in St. Louis will set you back just One-dollar, 67-cents, down nearly a dime from a week ago. The news is even better when compared to a year ago when gas was 21-cents more a…

Most helicopters unprotected as bird strikes rise, FAA warns

WASHINGTON (AP) – Government researchers warned 10 years ago that changes were needed in helicopter designs to prevent birds from crashing through windshields and disabling pilots. Today, dangerous bird strikes are on the rise, but there are still no safety standards to protect 90 percent of the nation’s helicopters. According to the Federal Aviation Administration,…