ST. LOUIS (AP) - A showboat that has been part of the St. Louis riverfront for decades in St. Louis and St. Charles could soon be headed for the scrap heap.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a nonprofit group has failed to raise the money needed to renovate the Goldenrod Showboat. The 104-year-old vessel has been in storage since 2003.
A court-ordered auction in Saturday at the location where the boat is docked near Kampsville, Ill. The auction seeks to cover nearly $70,000 in unpaid mooring fees and other costs.
Unless a buyer steps forward, the dock owner is expected to buy the boat and sell the furnishing and hull piecemeal.
The town of Percy, Illinois said a final farewell to the four children killed in last Friday's house fire.
12-year-old Ethan, 9-year-old Kailey, and 5-year-old twins Brandon and Landon Owen died in the fire. Their parents and a cousin escaped the burning home. Derrick Twardoski faces four murder charges in connection to the fire.
Prosecutors say they believe they know why he set the fire, but are not releasing the motive ahead of the trial.
Additional closures are set for the Blanchette Bridge Wednesday.
MoDOT says crews will close one westbound lane will close at 9 AM for pavement repair. When that work is finished, the crews will move to the eastbound side and close on lane.
All work should be done by noon, but while work is ongoing, the speed limit will be 45 miles per hour.