Some residents in South St. Louis County have been complaining that their tap water has a bad smell or taste.
American Water says the problem is a seasonal one. They attribute it to the cold top layer of a lake or river sinking to the bottom while the warmer water rises--the action causes a smell or bitter taste. Company officials say the problem should be resolved this week.
In the mean time, the water is safe to drink and use.
A mother and father are on the run after police say they kidnapped their children from foster care.
St. Charles police say the pair took 1-year-old Trevion Dunn and 2-year-old Aleiyah Dunn sometime between Friday and Monday. Police believe they were taken by their mother, Cierra Dunn. Aleiyah's father, Jose Sanchez, might also be involved in the kidnapping.
They were last seen driving a 1998 Chevy Malibu with Missouri plates MK2-C0S. Police say they could be headed to Wisconsin or Mexico. The kids are in protective custody as part of an investigation into neglect issues. The parents had weekend visitation and officials could not contact them on Monday.
Anyone who believes they have seen the children are asked to contact the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3320.
As you go about your holiday shopping, you might notice a few more officers at area shopping centers.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch announced that the force is tasking additional resources to malls. Both uniformed and undercover officers will be in shopping centers while the Metro Air Support Unit will be keeping an eye on parking lots.
On an unrelated note, the County will also be placing an emphasis on DWI enforcement.