Authorities have recovered human remains in a septic tanks in St. Francois County.
Just after 11 AM, the body was found on un occupied property northeast of Bonne Terre. The discovery is the result of a 7-month missing person investigation that involved Federal, State and local Law Enforcement agencies.
Identification of the body has not been released pending notification of the family.
Anheuser-Busch confirms that their new Soulard biergarten will open next month.
The groundbreaking happened in May next door to the tour center at 12th and Lynch streets. The biergarten will have 17 beers on draught. The facility will also host daily beer tastings. The food menu is expected to expand later in the year.
Admission to the biergarten is free.
A cement plant worker is recovering at a local hospital after falling eight feet into a gravel bin Thursday. Emergency workers were called to the Valley Material Company cement plant in Valley Park about 3:30 p.m.
Valley Park Assistant Fire Chief Rolland Piotraschke says rescuers used several ladder trucks to reach and retrieve the man who was buried waist deep in gravel when they found him. Piotraschke says the rescue was made more difficult because the worker was unconscious when he was removed from the bin.
Lois Hewkin, whose family owns Valley Park Welding says the man is a welder who was fixing a hole in the gravel hopper when he slipped and fell. She describes him as a hard worker who's been with the company for about 18 years.
Hewkin says the man is expected to make a full recovery.
Charges are filed against a St. Louis woman who bragged on Facebook about lighting a dog on fire.
On July 10, a dog owner found his pet on fire in the back yard of his house. The dog, named Brownie, died from the injuries. Police say they were alerted to a post on Facebook, in which the poster, identified as Adrienne Martin, referenced setting the animal on fire.
The post read “I’m on killa mode… kill dogs… today. I mean what I say and I say what I mean… all dogs don’t go to heaven.”
Martin was charged with felony animal abuse and knowingly burning on Thursday. No word on whether she is in police custody at this time.
A former cable repairman will be in prison until he is nearly 100 years old for terrorizing and sexually assaulting a customer.
The crime happened in December of last year in O'Fallon, Missouri. James Hederle repaired the victim's cable one day and then asked her out. The next day, around midnight, Hederle returned to her house, broke down the front door, and tied the woman up. He proceeded to rape the woman and said if she told anyone he would kill her.
Thursday, the 22-year-old Hederle was sentenced to 75 years in prison for the crime.
The man involved in a fight outside of an East Alton bar in May, has died of his injuries.
Randy Baze was involved in the altercation outside of The Airliner Bar and Grill. Baze was severely injured when he fell in the parking lot and hit his head. The Post-Dispatch reports that Baze recently underwent surgery for the injuries, but never recovered from the procedure.
The Madison County Sheriff's Department says the fight was caught on video and it appears Baze hit the other man first. With Baze's death, the Sheriff does plan to submit the case to the state's attorney and charges could possibly be filed.
CHICAGO (AP) - Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka says she has no choice but to withhold paychecks from Illinois lawmakers.
Topinka spoke Thursday in Chicago after her office reviewed Gov. Pat Quinn's decision to cut state legislator's paychecks from a budget bill earlier this month. He called it the consequence for lawmakers' failure to address the state's $97 billion pension shortfall.
Topinka says she talked with the Illinois attorney general's office and they advised her that comptrollers can't pay state employees without an appropriation.
Topinka says she hopes the matter will be resolved "expeditiously." She says the courts likely will have the ultimate say, unless lawmakers quickly adopt pension reform.
Topinka says in her opinion government shouldn't be run through threats and blackmail.
Lawmakers are scheduled to receive their next paychecks on Aug. 1.
Emergency personnel evacuated a pilot from a Jerseyville corn field after his plane crashed.
Jersey County Sheriff Department says the man took off in the single-seat experimental plane around 10:30 this morning from the Jerseyville Municipal Airport. Shortly after takeoff the pilot says the plane's engine had problems and before he could return to the airport, the engine died. The plane crashed into a nearby cornfield.
The pilot was hurt in the accident, but authorities say the injuries are not serious.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Just two weeks after 9-year-old Tyrese Short was shot to death in St. Louis, his family has apparently been targeted again.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two people were shot Tuesday night in a spray of gunfire at the family's home. One of the two remains hospitalized. Family members say they have no enemies and don't know why they are being targeted.
Tyrese was riding in his father's sport utility vehicle on July 10 when someone shot into the rear window. Tyrese was struck in the back of the head and killed. His father and two of his father's cousins also in the SUV were not hurt.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Virginia Johnson, part of the husband-wife research team that transformed the study of sex in the 1960s, has died.
Her son, Scott Johnson, says his mother died Wednesday at a St. Louis assisted living center. She was 88.
Johnson was a twice-divorced mother in her 30s when she went job-hunting at Washington University in St. Louis in the late 1950s to support her young family while she pursued a college degree.
She soon became an assistant to obstetrician-gynecologist William Masters, and later his lover and co-collaborator on a large-scale human sexuality experiments.
Their books, 1966's "Human Sexual Response" and 1970's "Human Sexual Inadequacy," were best-sellers.
They married in 1971 but divorced after 20 years. The Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis closed in 1994. Masters died in 2001.