As the August 1 transfer deadline looms for students in the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District, a snag has developed that could throw the whole process into chaos.
Riverview officials will have to pick a second district to bus students to. That's because the first district they selected, Mehlville, reports that they only have room for about 150 transfer students, about one-third of the more than 400 who've applied to transfer.
Under state guidelines the Riverview Gardens District must now choose a second district where it will provide free bus transportation.
Students were required to list their top three choices of schools on their transfer applications. And that information could help Riverview officials select the second destination district.
Riverview Gardens officials have not yet selected a second district for free bus transportation.
The former Kinloch Fire Chief Darran Kelley, pleaded guilty to several charges in Federal Court on Wednesday.
Kelley was facing five felony charges, including three counts of fraud, connected to a series of thefts that occurred over a six year period. Starting in 2007, he skimmed money from the fire district to cover gambling debts and credit car payments. Kelley also illegally took social security payments.
For each count of fraud, Kelley faces 20 years in prison and a quarter-million dollar fine. He heads to sentencing in October and if given the maximum sentence, would spend 75 years behind bars.
A Troy, Illinois man is facing charges for allegedly downloading child pornography.
The Madison County Sheriff's office started investigating Tyler Bergland after receiving a tip from a national organization that someone at a home in the town had downloaded the child port. Yesterday, authorities searched Bergland's house and found the images.
Bergland is held on a $100,000 bond.
Five people were shot at and three injured during a drive-by shooting last night.
Police say that around 6:30 last night, someone in a gray Chevy Cruze started shooting at a home in the 1800 block of Switzer. Two men were hit, one victim in the shoulder and neck, the other victim in the jaw. Investigators say a woman in the home was injured, but was not shot.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department.
The Hazelwood School District is helping out families by offering free immunizations.
Workers with the health clinic gave out free "TDAP" vaccinations today--they are mandatory for kids going into eighth grade. Fox 2 reports there will also be a clinic for Hazelwood students on Thursday and Monday.
Changes are afoot at St. Louis area casinos.
The Missouri Gaming Commission approved Pinnacle Entertainment's plan to buy Ameristar Casinos. Pinnacle will buy the St. Charles and Kansas City casinos. Pinnacle is the current owner of Lumiere Place and River City Casino. They now have to sell Lumiere to meet federal regulators' requirements.
Pinnacle hopes to secure a buyer in the coming weeks.
A 12 year old Jefferson County girl is fighting for her life after being struck by a car while riding her bike Wednesday afternoon. It happened about 2:30 p.m. in the 4000 block of West Rock Creek Road near Romaine Creek Road.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 72 year old woman was rounding a curve when she struck Isabella Marco. Investigators say Marco was riding her bike eastbound in a westbound lane when she was struck head-on.
The girl was airlifted to St. Louis Children's Hospital where she's listed in critical condition.
Police say they have recovered a bag of money after a Lemay credit union was robbed today.
The suspect walked into the First Missouri Credit Union in the 1600 block of Lemay Ferry around 10:15 this morning. He threatened the teller and left with a substantial amount of money. The suspect drove off in a smaller yellow Chevy sedan. Witnesses report that the suspect threw a bag out of the car on highway 40.
Police confirmed that the bag contained money from the credit union.
The St. Charles Police Department is giving residents tips on how to avoid being burglarized.
They remind everyone to lock doors and windows at night, and to make sure garage doors are shut and vehicles are locked. Just this month, the department has investigated several burglaries where suspect entered homes through unlocked back doors and through open garage doors.
Officials are putting more officers on the streets, but say residents should remain vigilant.
Anyone with information regarding burglaries is asked to call the St. Charles Police Department at 636-949-3320 or the anonymous tip line at 636-949-3333.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Sen. Claire McCaskill has long been an advocate for victims of sexual assault in the military, so the Missouri Democrat is perplexed after being singled out in newspaper and Facebook ads calling her a roadblock to reforming the system.
Protect Our Defenders, a Washington-based advocacy group for military sexual assault victims, took aim at McCaskill in a half-page St. Louis Post-Dispatch ad over her opposition to an amendment proposed by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York. Gillibrand's proposal would authorize military lawyers - rather than commanding officers - to decide which cases go to trial.
McCaskill favors reforms suggested by the House Armed Services military personnel subcommittee. She says she finds the ad puzzling given her history criticizing the military's handling of sexual assault cases.