A sometimes controversial St. Louis City alderman is raising eyebrows by asking friends and supporters to help him pay for his daughter's college education.
Freeman Bosley, Senior is asking for help covering just over 14-thousand dollars in costs so that his youngest daughter can attend St. Xavier University in Chicago.
Bosley says that's the amount left on the bill after grants and scholarships. The request is raising ethic's questions. But Bosley says it was a personal plea to friends and the letter wasn't sent on city stationary or campaign letterhead.
He told Fox 2 News that he doesn't understand the criticism. "How is that inappropriate. I didn't ask them to give it to me in my name. And I don't never let nobody give me nothing."
Although politicians in other states have been prosecuted for similar requests, Stacey Heislen, the acting director of the Missouri Ethics Commission says it doesn't appear that Bosley's letter violates any laws in Missouri.
A St. Louis firefighter is the first Missouri Lottery player to claim the top prize on a “Millionaire” Scratchers ticket. 60-year-old Bob Church of St. Charles bought the winning ticket at Aro-Mart off Harvester Road, in St. Peters May 21.
Church says, "My first day of vacation is when I scratched this off. I was on my way home from the firehouse."
Church has been with the Chesterfield Fire department for 37 years. He now says he and his wife Dawn can pay off their house and cars. He retires in October.
BROOKLYN, Ill. (AP) - Investigators say they've identified the man gunned down outside a metro east strip club as a 27-year-old St. Louis resident.
Illinois State Police tell the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that Michael Brooks was shot several times early Sunday outside Roxy's Strip Club in Brooklyn. He died later at a hospital.
Authorities say Brooks had just stepped from his car when he was approached by two men who emerged from another vehicle. The suspects fled.
There's no immediate word on any arrests being made in the case.