A Missouri House committee is considering a bill that would make last month's visit by a TV reporter to Kirkwood High School a felony. The KSDK reporter's visit prompted a lockdown after he wandered off unescorted and school administrators were unable to reach the TV station to verify he was working on a story about school security.
The bill's sponsor Richmond Heights Democrat Stacey Newman tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that information about school security needs to be private to ensure that procedures are effective.
But not everyone on the Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee agrees. Kansas City Democrat Brandon Ellington says it would be passing a bill to stop people from exposing the holes in a system that shouldn't have holes.
The station has apologized for the incident.
A compounding pharmacy in Oklahoma won't be the one providing Missouri with a made-to-order drug for an upcoming execution. Court documents filed Monday show that death row inmate Michael Taylor has reached an agreement with The Apothecary Shoppe in Tulsa. Under the deal, the pharmacy won't prepare or provide pentobarbital or any other drug for use in Taylor's execution.
Taylor's attorney, Matt Hellman, says the pharmacy has not already provided any such drug to the Missouri Department of Corrections for Taylor's execution which is scheduled for February 26.
Missouri Corrections officials have said Taylor's execution will go on as scheduled, but it's not clear where the state will get the necessary drug for lethal injection, or if the state already has enough pentobarbitol on hand for the task.
Taylor has pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15 year old Kansas City girl.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Last week's Heat Up St. Louis event, the Hardee's Rise and Shine, was a record-setting effort.
60 area Hardee's restaurants took part in the event. They took in $165,000 from the sale on $1 sausage breakfast sandwiches and donations given to 600 volunteers.
The money is used to help seniors and the needy pay heating bills.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Police say a 23-year-old woman shot and killed her aunt on Sunday.
Jamie Onkle is charged with second-degree murder connected to the death of Wendy Hall-Onkle. It's not clear what led to the shooting. Onkle is held on a quarter-million dollar bond.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A pair of suspects connected to a Highland, Illinois bank robbery are in custody.
Police say the first man was captured in Highland on Sunday night. The second man was found early Monday morning in Michigan.
Police and the FBI do not believe there are any more suspects.