The flags are at half-staff in Fairview Heights after a man known for his community service was struck and killed while riding his bicycle Wednesday morning.
Sixty-two year old Phil Lubeck was named citizen of the year in 2011 by the Fairview Heights Chamber of Commerce. He was a fixture on the town’s Homecoming Committee and volunteered at Grace Church.
Police say Lubeck was struck along Route 159 when he turned into the path of an oncoming car. He was rushed to a hospital where he died.
A nine-year-old boy continues to fight for his life after being shot in the head overnight.
St. Louis Police say the child was riding in a car with his father and two other men, an 18-year-old and a 22-year-old. They were travelling on Goodfellow near Lillian Avenue around 3:30am Wednesday when the boy was hit.
They took the child to a nearby police station for help where he was rushed to St. Louis Children's Hospital. Police tell KTRS news no one else was hurt.
Goodfellow was closed Wednesday morning between Lillian and Sherry Avenues while police investigated.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Panera Bread's latest pay-what-you-can experiment will be retooled and brought back next winter as a seasonal offering.
The Meal of Shared Responsibility was pulled Wednesday.
Since March, Panera had offered a single menu item, Turkey Chili in a Bread Bowl, at its 48 St. Louis-area restaurants.
Customers set their own price.
The idea was that the needy could get a nutritious meal for whatever they could pay; those paying above cost make up the difference.
Panera founder Ron Shaich told The Associated Press that too few needy people were participating, in part because most Panera locations are in middle-class and affluent areas.
And after initial publicity and marketing, awareness dropped off.
Shaich believes a better plan is to offer the program for short periods, when in-store marketing can remain focused.