Police have identified the elderly woman who died after being hit by another driver who was fleeing police.
The incident began when officers saw two suspects driving a stolen vehicle in South St. Louis near Grand and Osage. During the traffic stop, the suspect--an 18 year-old man--threw his car into reverse and almost hit the police officer. He then sped off, but hit a car with three passengers, including 87-year-old Virginia Bedrosian. Bedrosian was taken to the hospital where she died later Tuesday night.
The suspect was caught after a short foot chase and his passenger was taken into custody as well.
Employees at Grant's Farm are getting ready for opening weekend.
The wildlife preserve is introducing a couple of new experiences this year--camel rides and a behind-the-scenes Clydesdale tour. Admission to Grant's Farm is free, but parking will run you $12 a car.
GRANT'S FARM HOURS OF OPERATION:
SPRING: April 13 – April 28
Saturday and Sunday Only
Saturday: 9:00am -to 3:30pm
Sunday: 9:30am – 3:30pm
SUMMER: April 30- September 2
Closed Monday (except May 28 and September 2)
Tuesday – Friday: 9:00am – 3:30pm
Saturday 9:00am – 4:00pm
Sunday 9:30am – 4:00pm
Holiday Monday: May 27 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
Holiday Monday: September 2 – 9:00am – 4:00pm
CLOSED September 3, 4, 5
FALL: September 6- November 3
Friday: 9:30am – 2:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30am – 3:30pm
2013 Halloween Celebration
October 4 & 5
October 10, 11 & 12
October 17, 18 & 19
October 24, 25 & 26
Click here to visit Grant's Farm Website.
SALINA, Kan. (AP) - A member of a north central Kansas county commission says he won't resign after being criticized for using a racial slur during a public meeting.
Saline County Commissioner Jim Gile used the slur last week while the commission was discussing hiring an architect for a county project.
The Salina Journal reports that when Gile was asked what he meant, he responded "Afro-Americanized."
On Tuesday, two Salina residents attended the commission's meeting to ask Gile to resign.
Gile read a statement apologizing for using the phrase, saying he recognized he was wrong. Gile said after the meeting he would not resign.
Commission Chairman Randy Duncan said he accepted Gile's apology.
Gile was elected in November to his first four-year term on the commission.