Average retail gasoline prices in St. Louis rose nearly 6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.13 per gallon of regular on Sunday.
This is according to GasBuddy.com's daily survey in St. Louis. The national average has fallen a penny per gallon in the last week to $3.36.
The St. Louis prices yesterday were over 15 cents per gallon lower than the same day one year ago and about ten cents per gallon lower than a month ago.
The national average is nearly 14 cents per gallon lower than last month and 31 cents per gallon lower than this day one year ago.
WASHINGTON PARK, Ill. (AP) - Authorities in the St. Clair County village of Washington Park say they found the remains of a body in a car trunk after firefighters extinguished a fire in the vehicle.
The Belleville News Democrats reports the body was found Saturday night. Washington Park Assistant Police Chief James Mister says the body was so badly burned that's it's not known whether the person was male or female.
He says a neighbor saw the car fire and called 911.
The body was discovered when a firefighter noticed what appeared to be a bone, forced open the trunk and found the charred remains.
Authorities are asking the public to provide information that might lead to the identification of the body.
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two men who were riding in a gyrocopter are alive after the copter plunged about 20 feet to the ground south of St. Louis.
The accident happened Sunday afternoon at the Festus Airport in Jefferson County, Mo. Names and conditions of the men have not been released.
Authorities say the gyrocopter crashed in a grassy area near the runway. Emergency workers arrived to find one of the men still in the aircraft. He was taken to a hospital.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
The copter is an experimental aircraft that looks like a small helicopter.
A house fire in Mehlville overnight has claimed the life of a young boy.
Firefighters rushed to a home on the 700 block of Hinder Drive at around 12:15 a.m. and found the boy in his bedroom. He later died at St. Anthony's Hospital. The victim is identified as 7 year old Brian Davis. His grandmother suffered a foot injury after jumping from a second-story window. His 13 year old sister was able to escape through the front door.
The 13-year-old and the grandmother were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released.
The St. Louis County Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating the cause of the fire.
Assistance applying to college will be available to some Missouri high school students this week. The Missouri Department of Higher Education says, for the first time, the state is participating in what's known as "College Application Week." Similar events are held each fall in 24 other states.
Members of the Missouri College Advising Corps will be available to help students at 26 high schools in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas and parts of rural Missouri.
The goal is to increase the number of college applications coming from students in low-income families and from those who would be the first in their families to attend college.
The advisers are recent University of Missouri graduates. The university received a $1 million grant in 2007 to launch the adviser corps.
A St. Charles Urgent Care center is closed today after a minivan crashed through the front of the building Sunday, killing the driver.
It happened just before 1:00 p.m. in the 2800 block of Veteran's Memorial Parkway.
Police say a driver may have had a heart attack before his Dodge Caravan rolled into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.
The 88 year old minivan driver was killed. His 81 year old wife is hospitalized in serious condition. The pickup driver was treated at the scene.
No one inside the clinic was hurt. But the building suffered structural damage and will be closed for at least the next several days.
As the Cardinals get ready for the World Series, and Cards fans scramble for tickets, the Better Business Bureau is warning fan to be careful of ticket scams. They advise fans to stick to licensed ticket sellers like StubHub.com and SportixUSA.
Right now, Fox 2 News reports standing room tickets are selling for about $450 apiece on StubHub. The cheapest seats will start at about $650 per ticket. The most expensive seats are being offered for $16,000 each.
The World Series kicks off Wednesday in Boston. The first game at Busch Stadium will be game 3 on Saturday. All games will be broadcast of Fox 2, KTVI-TV.
MLB has announced the schedule for the World Series:
Game 1 - Wed, Oct 23: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 2 - Thu, Oct 24: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 3 - Sat, Oct 26: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 4 - Sun, Oct 27: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:15 PM (CT)
Game 5 - Mon, Oct 28: Red Sox @ Cardinals 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 6 - Wed, Oct 30: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
Game 7 - Thu, Oct 31: Cardinals @ Red Sox 7:07 PM (CT)
Another metro-east official is in trouble with the law. Alorton Fire Chief Carlos Darough is facing drug charges and a federal parole violation. KMOV TV reports that Darough was pulled over for running a stop sign.
Officers reportedly found marijuana in his car. He's been charged with possession with the intent to deliver drugs and violating his parole.
Court records show Darough has been arrested multiple times over the last 20 years on charges ranging from speeding to domestic battery.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois lawmakers are set to reconvene Tuesday to address pressing issues such as pension reform and same-sex marriage. But a looming deadline for opponents to challenge sitting lawmakers in 2014 is one reason those issues could be pushed off once again.
The filing date for anyone considering challenging a legislator in the March primaries in Dec. 9. That could make some lawmakers especially careful about casting controversial votes.
On the session agenda is proposed tax incentives aimed at keeping the new global headquarters of Decatur-based Archer Daniels Midland Company in Illinois. Lawmakers will consider supplementing the $35 billion budget approved in May and hold a hearing to resuscitate talks over expanding gambling in the state.
Legislation to enforce mandatory minimum prison sentences for felony gun convictions may also be considered.
The Illinois horse racing industry could find itself in a bind if lawmakers don't renew a law allowing online betting that expires in January.
Race dates at Illinois racetracks, including Fairmont Park, would be severely cut if lawmakers don't take action to renew the betting law and give Illinois' racing board access to money online wagering generates.
The issue could come up when the General Assembly convenes Tuesday.
But even if lawmakers get it done, there's no guarantee Governor Quinn will sign it. Quinn has said he won't consider other legislation until lawmakers fix the state's pension crisis.