ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis alderwoman wants people in the city to pull up their pants.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Alderwoman Marlene Davis is proposing legislation making it a violation to wear pants below the waist if it exposes skin or undergarments.
A few other municipalities in the St. Louis area have similar laws. Some civil rights groups say the laws restrict personal expression.
Davis' proposal provides for a fine of up to $500 and up to 90 days in jail for offenders.
VERSAILLES, Mo. (AP) — A man charged with kidnapping a University of Missouri student has been captured after eluding officers for several days.
The Morgan County Sheriff's Office announced Friday that 23-year-old Brian Adkison of Columbia was caught while authorities were investigating a residential burglary call. He is jailed in Morgan County. His attorney didn't immediately respond to an email or phone call.
He is charged in Caldwell County with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend, inflicting injury and terrorizing her before dropping her off at a Columbia hospital Sunday morning. He also is charged in Boone County with first-degree burglary, rape and deviate sexual assault.
The search has involved a helicopter, more than 50 officers and dogs. Authorities also conducted door-to-door searches.
Lieutenant Mike Nienhuis says Adkison stole several boats before he was caught.
And in another case of deja vu, two workers were injured after problems with their scaffolding.
The workers were part of the construction team building a new CVS pharmacy in Bridgeton. The workers fell 15 feet when their scaffolding became unstable. Both have non-life threatening injuries. Yesterday, four window washers had to be rescued after their scaffolding collapsed. None of the four were seriously hurt.
Another St. Louis County Police Officer was involved in a traffic accident today.
The officer was driving in the 12000 block of Manchester Road, when an SUV veered into the officer's lane. The two vehicles collided and the cruiser was sent into a utility pole. The officer was taken to the hospital for minor burns from the airbag deployment.
The driver of the SUV also suffered minor injuries. No charges will be filed.
A suspect's attempt to flee police came to a painful end today.
The man was attempting to drive away from police on southbound 55 when he stopped his car, got out, and started to run. The suspect hopped over the median and tried to run across the northbound lanes when he collided with a car. Police shut down the highway while they treated the victim. No word on his condition.
The suspect was wanted for outstanding felony warrants.
A 13-year-old boy with autism is hospitalized after being struck by a car in St. Louis County.
The accident happened about 3:00 this morning. The boy has a broken jaw and head injuries, and is in serious condition. Police say the driver of the Chevrolet Impala that struck the boy said it was dark and by the time he saw him it was too late.
Authorities say the boy has a history of wandering away from home.
Charges are filed after a toddler died in a hot car yesterday.
Wayne Hubert was charged with involuntary manslaughter of a family member and endangering the life of a child. Police say Hubert was watching his 23-month-old son and 4-year-old daughter on Thursday. After loading his son up in the car, he went back inside but got distracted and forgot about the boy. His mother found him hours later.
Hubert is held on a quarter-a-million dollar bond.
One man is in the hospital after being stabbed by a robber who was trying to take his food stamps.
The victim was approached by the suspect in North County late last night. Police say the robber told the man to give him his food stamps. When the victim resisted, the two started fighting. The robber stabbed the man three times and ran away.
Police are looking for a black male who is about 165lbs, 5’9″ tall and 25-30 years old. The victim is in stable condition.
Still no suspect in custody after an elderly man was beaten during a home invasion last week.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department say the 91-year-old man was home alone when several suspects forced their way into his house. The victim tried to stop the men, but they attacked him. The man remains in the hospital and the investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Missouri House leader has begun an investigation into a state program that subsidizes brownfield redevelopment in the wake of a newspaper report citing problems involving hazardous waste cleanup and demolition of a shopping mall.
Republican Rep. Jay Barnes of Jefferson City, chairman of a government accountability committee, wants answer from two state agencies about how tax credits valued at nearly $8 million were awarded for the project at Northwest Plaza in St. Louis County.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that the state allowed a single company, Environmental Operations Inc. of St. Louis, to design an asbestos cleanup plan, manage the bid process, and hire itself for the work.
The company's owner denies wrongdoing. The mall developers and state officials declined comment.