Authorities say they have found the body of missing SIU-Carbondale student, Pravin Varughese.
His family was offering a $15,000 reward to find the student. Authorities found his body in a heavily wooded area off of East Main Street.VAHR-eh-geez was last seen on Wednesday night at a part. Police believe he may have gotten into a fight or argument and he got a ride home from the party. Witnesses told police that he could not tell the driver where he lived, so he got out of the car.
He was found with all of his clothes, but he was not wearing a jacket. Authorities think he might have died of exposure and are not treating the death as a homicide.
A suspect is in custody connected to a fatal hit and run crash last week.
Police arrested Yelena Pelts. She was initially a person of interest in the crash when they linked her vehicle to the scene. Now police believe she was involved in the accident that killed 41-year-old Roy Joseph.
Charges are expected against Pelts on Wednesday.
Residents might notice a stronger stench from the Bridgeton Landfill while crews complete a repair.
A fire broke out at the landfill on Sunday because of a broken pipe. The fire sent smoke billowing into the air and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources had to be called in to test air quality.
Crews are now at work replacing a sump pump. Landfill officials say a stronger odor could be present until work is complete.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Officials with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE are due to make recommendations on how to improve failing school districts today. Officials have been examining six proposals.
One plan continues the current system of allowing students to transfer out of failing districts with the district footing the bill. Another proposal would allow students to transfer to better schools inside their own district. And yet another plan would eliminate failing districts and allow them to become independent.