A Cuba, Missouri man is in police custody after allegedly placing an online ad asking for someone to sexually assault an 11 year old female relative. St. Louis County Police say that ad was reported and prompted them to set up a sting.
They arrested 32 year old Anthony Brinkman Friday after he arrived to meet an undercover police officer at a south county Cracker Barrel restaurant.
Police say Brinkman had brought the child with him. She is with her family. Police say they don't believe Brinkman had assaulted her, but they are still investigating.
Brinkman has been charged with attempted statutory sodomy. He's jailed on a $100,000 cash-only bond.
A second lawsuit has been filed challenging the legitimacy of the pending Loop Trolley project.
The first, filed last week in federal court, alleges the 2007 vote to set up the special taxing district to support the trolley violated the constitution because it allowed property owners multiple votes based on the acreage they own. University City Council member Elsie Glickert is one of four plaintiffs in that lawsuit.
Now Glickert has filed a separate lawsuit in state court. The new suit claims University City violated Sunshine Laws when a meeting agenda failed to specify the details of a permit change up for a vote in March.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers are convening in Springfield for the final three days of their annual fall session.
The action kicks off with Tuesday hearings on corporate tax incentives and stricter gun penalties in the Illinois House.
Same-sex marriage legislation could also come up for a vote in the coming days. The measure was approved by the state Senate in February but stalled in the House in the spring. Advocates have since launched a more collaborative push and several undecided lawmakers announced their support for the measure. Opponents say they're prepared to mount primary challenges against members who vote for the legislation.
Lawmakers are not confident there will be a vote on a deal to solve the state's $97 billion pension crisis, but they say they are making progress on a deal.