Despite early reports of shots fired and broken glass at Kirkwood High School police are now saying that broken light bulbs are cause for the scare. Reports say vandals may have been the cause or possibly simply a box of light bulbs falling to the ground. School to resume at 9 am.
Early report below
Long-time St. Louis newsman Larry Conners is taking his age discrimination claims against his former employer to court. Conners, 66, is suing KMOV-TV for $50,000, alleging that younger and less-experienced employees got better assignments and treatment.
The veteran broadcaster had filed an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission complaint after he was fired in May.
His dismissal came about a week after he posted controversial comments to Facebook. Conners had suggested he may have been targeted by the IRS after a 2012 interview with President Barack Obama.
KMOV general manager Mark Pimentel told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the station will "vigorously defend" itself against Connors' claims.
And you might be noticing that your mail is arriving a bit later in the day.
The Post-Dispatch reporting that some people are not getting their mail until as late as 9PM. That is the holiday crunch--the service has seen a 43-percent increase in volume this month.
The Postal Service has hired 145 employees locally to ease the burden, but many are still learning the ropes.