Two area hotels have been recognized by a national publication as Top Large City Hotels in the United States.
Travel and Leisure magazine ranks the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown St. Louis as the fourth best hotel in the country. The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton ranks 21st on the list. The categories used to rank the hotels were rooms and facilities, location, service, restaurants and food, and value.
The only hotels ranked ahead of the Four Seasons St. Louis were the The Peninsula in Beverly Hills, the Waldorf Astoria in Chicago, and the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas.
A St. Louis family just got a little bigger. Salmone Numbere gave birth to four babies on July 2 at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center in Richmond Heights, MO.
The babies, two boys and two girls, range from 2 pounds, 6 ounces to 3 pounds, 12 ounces and are all breathing on their own. Salmone and her husband Aroloye said, “this is truly a blessing. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
The babies (pictured left to right) are named Eliel, Elias, Elietha, and Elidad.
One man is shot and killed overnight and two others are injured in north St. Louis.
Police report witnesses report seeing two suspects standing in a gangway around 10:45 last night. They reportedly opened fire on 3 victims near Semple near Wabada in north city.
A 33-year-old man died from his wounds. A 25 year old woman was shot in the leg. The third person, a man, was grazed by a bullet.
The suspects fled on foot and remain at large. No word on a motive.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Lawmakers are set to meet in Springfield to consider a bill allowing the concealed carry of weapons in public on the day of a court-mandated deadline to pass such legislation.
Gov. Pat Quinn has asked for sweeping changes to a concealed carry bill, but lawmakers have been less than enthusiastic, so far, and are expected to override his changes.
Quinn wants an ammunition limit and to prohibit guns in any place that serves alcohol, among other provisions. He has backed his changes by focusing on violence in Chicago.
But several lawmakers say Quinn proposed changes come too late in the process.
Illinois is the only state without a law to allowed concealed carry. A federal appeals court ruled the state's ban unconstitutional and set a Tuesday deadline to allow it.
The long holiday weekend was deadly on Missouri's roadways.
From July 3 through Sunday, July 8, 17 people were killed in traffic accidents across Missouri--that includes a crash in St. Louis city that left three people dead. Missouri State Highway Patrol Troopers worked over 350 accidents and performed nearly 200 arrests fro driving while intoxicated.
Both of those numbers represent large jumps over last year, but there is no fair comparison.Last year's holiday weekend counting period spanned just 30 hours, while this year's included parts of five days.
Three people drowned on Missouri's waterways, but none died as the result of a boating accident.
No jury will be needed to convict a man of shooting a police officer in the face.
Evan Lockhart admitted Monday morning, to shooting Maryland Heights officer Joe Eaganin the face. The admission came shortly before jury selection was set to start. The shooting over two and a half years ago.
Lockhart will spend 30 years in prison for the crime.
St. Peters Officials are warning residents of solicitors offering to paint address numbers on street curbs.
Spokesman David Fults says the city does not recommend that residents purchase the service and the city is not affiliated with the solicitors. Municipal agencies prefer that house numbers be on the side of a home so they can be seen from the street.
Any resident who is approached by a solicitor that claims to be affiliated with the city should contact the St. Peters Citizen Action Center 636-477-6600, ext. 1225, for AT&T customers and 636-278-2244, ext. 1225 for CenturyLink customers.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Authorities have confirmed that a body found floating in the Mississippi River near St. Louis is that of a woman who fell from a ferry last week.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the victim was identified on Monday as 60-year-old Lynn Watson of Florissant.
A recreational boater discovered the body Monday morning.
Watson fell Friday afternoon from a ferry boat operated by Golden Eagle Ferry as it crossed from St. Charles County, Mo., to Calhoun County, Ill.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says investigators determined that the death was an accident.
Police are hoping store surveillance images can help catch a pair of thieves who targeted an elderly woman at a St. Charles Walmart.
Police say a woman posed as a personal shopper, telling the victim that she worked for the store. She helped the woman with her purchases, and offered to help her load groceries into her car. While loading groceries, the woman reportedly took the victim's wallet from her purse, then got into a car being driven by a male accomplice.
The victim lost several hundred dollars in cash.
Anyone with information is asked call St. Charles Police at (636) 949-3344.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has signed legislation that prohibits welfare recipients from using such funds at liquor stores, casinos or strip clubs.
The legislation also bars recipients from using cash benefits to buy anything marketed for adults while increasing penalties for people who are convicted of spending benefits improperly. The newly signed law brings Missouri into compliance with federal restrictions on purchases using Temporary Assistance for Needy Families electronic cash benefit cards.
Nixon said Monday the legislation ensures assistance for those in need is provided in a proper manner.
Supporters said the measure would help to prevent fraud and abuse in the welfare system. Critics had said it would create unnecessary restrictions on where people can buy food.