The building that used to house federal records is on the auction block.
The feds are selling the 440,000 square foot former federal records center at 111 W. Winnebago Street in St. Louis.
Bids are competitive and the General Services Administrator says interested bidders will have to provide a $45,000 registration deposit to register for the sale and to bid on the property, which will be applied to the sale price. Most of the square footage is warehouse space, with some office space. Registered guests can tour the building 10 a.m., Monday, May 20.
Since 1961, the facility served as a records storage facility for the National Archives and Records Administration most recently. The records center relocated to a new facility at 1 Archives Drive, St. Louis, in 2011.
The public can find more information about this auction by contacting Laura McGinnis at (817) 307-1943 or firstname.lastname@example.org and by visiting RealEstateSales.gov orPropertyDisposal.gsa.gov.
Officials at an eastern Missouri jail say a detainee used a blanket to hang himself.
The Park Hills Daily Journal reports that 71-year-old Earl Tripp of Fredericktown died Wednesday afternoon at the Madison County Jail in Fredericktown. A jailer found Tripp in his cell, hanging without a pulse. No other inmates were in the cell.
Sheriff Bobby Spain says Tripp was not considered a suicide risk. He was being held on several sodomy counts.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is investigating. An autopsy is planned.
A man now faces four murder charges in connection to the fire in southern Illinois that left four children dead.
Police say 33-year-old Derrick Twardoski is responsible for the fatal blaze. The fire broke out just before 2 this morning in Percy.
The victims were identified as 12-year-old Ethan Owen, and his siblings 9-year-old Kailey, and 5-year-old twins Brandon and Landon. Their parents and cousin survived.
Percy is a village in a rural area with a popaulation of about 1,000 people. It is about 60 miles southeast of St. Louis.