Former St. Louis corrections commissioner Gene Stubblefield says his termination in 2012 was racially motivated. On Monday, he filed an employment discrimination complaint in federal court under the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Mayor Francis Slay had removed Stubblefield from his post in 2011 after a series of jailbreaks and financial trouble in the corrections department.
St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson had been the mayor's operations director at that time. He investigated the management at the jail and reported several problems.
The city's Civil Service Commission upheld Stubblefield's firing the next year.
Stubblefield claims he was wrongly accused and says white city employees haven't been fired for similar misconduct.
Police looking for a suspect in a credit union robbery.
The St. Louis Community Credit Union in the 4400 block of Chippewa was robbed just after noon today. Police say a suspect demanded money from. He told the teller not to look at him or he would shoot the teller in the face.
If you have any information on the suspect, call CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS (8477).
Motorists are reporting some confusing signs around one of the approaches to the new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge.
For the morning rush hour, drivers from the Illinois side on Interstate 70 noticed a closed sign over the exit for the bridge, even though the Stan Span is officially open. Some GPS units are not recognizing the bridge yet--although it appears Google Maps has updated to include the bridge.
Transportation officials are still optimistic and say the bridge will reduce traffic on the Poplar Street each morning by about 20 percent.