ST. LOUIS (AP) - Levels of the Mississippi River are slowly dropping at places north of St. Louis, slowly rising to the south.
By Wednesday afternoon, a few smaller levees had been overtopped or breached, especially in Lincoln and Pike counties. But the makeshift levees in Clarksville, Mo., and Dutchtown, Mo., were holding. There were no reports of any Missouri towns in imminent danger.
A father and son were rescued from the river Tuesday near Crystal City after their small fishing boat became blocked by debris. Rescue crews advised staying off the river during flooding.
The Mississippi is expected to crest by Thursday morning in the Cape Girardeau area, but it will remain well above flood stage at most Missouri towns into next month.
Flooding also continues on the Missouri and smaller rivers.
CHICAGO (AP) - An Illinois state senator has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor after being accused last year of trying to board a flight with a gun.
Donne Trotter's attorney, Thomas Durkin, says his client entered a guilty plea to reckless conduct on Wednesday as part of an agreement with prosecutors.
Durkin says the deal calls for the conviction to be stricken if Trotter successfully completes a year of non-reporting court supervision.
Durkin says a judge approved the agreement on Wednesday.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - State employees could keep firearms in their vehicles on state property under a bill heard by a Missouri Senate committee.
The measure considered Tuesday by the Senate General Laws Committee would allow those employees to have a firearm in their car if it is locked and the gun is not visible.
The legislation would also increase penalties for convicted felons who use an illegal firearm while committing another crime. But the committee's chairman, Republican Sen. Brian Nieves, said he wants to take that provision out of the bill.
The House has already passed the measure, and Nieves said he wanted the Senate committee vote on it Wednesday.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The last two of 24 members of an outlaw biker gang indicted on charges ranging from racketeering to robbery to murder have been sentenced.
Anthony "Blade" Robinson of Chicago was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in St. Louis to life in prison without parole. He was convicted of murder last year. Meanwhile, Jerry "Angel" Peteet of Gary, Ind., was sentenced to 23 years in prison for racketeering. He is a former lawyer for the club.
The 2011 indictment named members of the Wheels of Soul gang. Prosecutors say the violent gang members were involved in drive-by shootings, armed robberies, drug dealing. The gang was headquartered in Philadelphia but had 400 members in 25 states.
Most of the men charged in the indictment pleaded guilty.
St. Louis native Jack Dorsey, the co-founder of Twitter and Square, can now add comic book superhero to his resume.
The St Louis Business Journal reports Dorsey is the latest in a series of celebrities and technology entrepreneurs to be featured in a comic book biography published by Bluewater Productions. The company is behind comic books that retell the story of The Beatles, Lady Gaga and President Barack Obama’s dog Bo Obama.
The comic book on sale today features a billionaire bachelor who gets a Tweet at a San Francisco cheese expo that ultimately leads to a battle with the forces of evil to save the world from a mad scientist. St. Louis and the Arch are featured in the story line.
Comic Flea Market is selling the book for $3.99 or online on iTunes, Nook, Amazon and other digital outlets for $1.99.
People looking to get rid of leftover prescription medications can drop them off at several locations across the listening area today. The City of St. Louis is teaming up with the St. Louis College of Pharmacy and the DEA to arrange the drop-offs. The DEA says keeping unused or expired medications around the house is not a good idea, because abusers of prescriptions meds often search for them in medicine cabinets of friends and family. Tossing medication in the trash or flushing them down the toilet is also not recommended. For a complete list of locations to drop off unused and expired medications, visit our website at KTRS.com.
Walgreens disposal sites:
4218 Lindell, St. Louis, MO 63108;
3822 S. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63109;
1530 Lafayette, St. Louis, MO 63104; and
3720 N. Kingshighway, St. Louis, MO 63115
|PARTICIPANTS NAME||COLLECTION SITE||ADDRESS||CITY||STATE, ZIP||~DISTANCE|
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|OLIVETTE POLICE DEPARTMENT||OLIVETTE MUNICIPAL BUILDING||9473 OLIVE BLVD||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63132||0 mi.||Map|
|ST. JOHN POLICE DEPARTMENT||CITY OF ST. JOHN MUNICIPAL BUILDING
|8944 ST. CHARLES ROCK ROAD||SAINT JOHN||MO, 63114||2 mi.||Map|
|LADUE POLICE DEPARTMENT||LADUE PHARMACY||9832 CLAYTON ROAD||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63124||3 mi.||Map|
|CLAYTON POLICE DEPARTMENT||CENTER OF CLAYTON||50 GAY||CLAYTON||MO, 63105||4 mi.||Map|
|RICHMOND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||RICHMOND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT
|7447 DALE AVENUE||RICHMOND HEIGHTS||MO, 63117||5 mi.||Map|
|RICHMOND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||THE HEIGHTS RECREATION CENTER||8001 DALE AVENUE||RICHMOND HEIGHTS||MO, 63117||5 mi.||Map|
|CREVE COEUR POLICE DEPT||CREVE COEUR POLICE DEPT.
FRONT LOBBY - NO BOXES
|300 NORTH NEW BALLAS||CREVE COEUR||MO, 63141||5 mi.||Map|
|BERKELEY POLICE DEPT.||THE MEDICINE SHOPPE
|4441 BROWN RD||BERKELEY||MO, 63134||5 mi.||Map|
|WEBSTER GROVES POLICE DEPARTMENT||WEBSTER GROVES RECREATION COMPLEX||33 EAST GLENDALE AVENUE||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63119||7 mi.||Map|
|HAZELWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||HAZELWOOD POLICE DEPT.||415 ELM GROVE LANE||HAZELWOOD||MO, 63042||9 mi.||Map|
|MAPLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||MAPLEWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||7601 MANCHESTER||MAPLEWOOD||MO, 63143||6 mi.||Map|
|FRONTENAC POLICE DEPT.||FRONTENAC POLICE DEPT.||10555 CLAYTON ROAD||FRONTENAC||MO, 63131||6 mi.||Map|
|MARYLAND HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||MARYLAND HEIGHTS GOVERNMENT CENTER
|11911 DORSETT RD.||MARYLAND HEIGHTS||MO, 63043||6 mi.||Map|
|CRESTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||CRESTWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||#1 DETJEN DR.||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63126||10 mi.||Map|
|BRIDGETON POLICE DEPARTMENT||BRIDGETON PD||12355 NATURAL BRIDGE RD||BRIDGETON||MO, 63044||7 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN PD||WALGREENS||3720 N. KINGSHIGHWAY||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63115||8 mi.||Map|
|FERGUSON POLICE DEPT.||WALGREENS||190 N. FLORISSANT||FERGUSON||MO, 63135||7 mi.||Map|
|KIRKWOOD POLICE DEPARTMENT||KIRKWOOD POLICE STATION||131 WEST MADISON AVE||KIRKWOOD||MO, 63122||8 mi.||Map|
|GLENDALE POLICE DEPARTMENT||GLENDALE CITY HALL
|424 N. SAPPINGTON ROAD||GLENDALE||MO, 63122||8 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN PD||WALGREENS||4218 LINDELL||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63108||8 mi.||Map|
|CHESTERFIELD POLICE DEPARTMENT||CHESTERFIELD POLICE DEPT.||690 CHESTERFIELD PKY WEST||CHESTERFIELD||MO, 63017||9 mi.||Map|
|SUNSET HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT||SUNSET HILLS POLICE DEPARTMENT||3905 S. LINDBERGH||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63127||11 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN PD||WALGREENS||3822 S. KINGSHIGHWAY||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63109||9 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT||NORTH COUNTY RECREATION COMPLEX||2577 REDMAN ROAD||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63136||9 mi.||Map|
|ST. CHARLES POLICE DEPARTMENT||ST CHARLES PD||1781 ZUMBEHL RD||SAINT CHARLES||MO, 63303||10 mi.||Map|
|FLORISSANT POLICE DEPARTMENT||FLORISSANT POLICE DEPARTMENT||1700 NORTH HIGHWAY 67||FLORISSANT||MO, 63033||11 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS METROPOLITAN PD||WALGREENS||1530 LAFAYETTE||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63104||11 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT||MEHLVILLE SUBSTATION||3229 LEMAY FERRY ROAD||SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63125||13 mi.||Map|
|BALLWIN POLICE DEPARTMENT||BALLWIN POLICE DEPARTMENT||300 PARK DRIVE||BALLWIN||MO, 63011||12 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT||CITY OF CLARKSON VALLEY SUBSTATION||15933 CLAYTON ROAD||BALLWIN||MO, 63011||12 mi.||Map|
|ELLISVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||ELLISVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||37 WEIS AVENUE||ELLISVILLE||MO, 63011||12 mi.||Map|
|ST. LOUIS COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT||CITY OF FENTON PRECINCT||625 NEW SMIZER MILL RD.||FENTON||MO, 63026||14 mi.||Map|
|ARNOLD POLICE DEPARTMENT||ARNOLD CITY HALL||2101 JEFFCO BLVD.||ARNOLD||MO, 63010||19 mi.||Map|
|COTTLEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||COTTLEVILLE POLICE DEPARTMENT||5490 FIFTH STREET||COTTLEVILLE||MO, 63304||17 mi.||Map|
|JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE||JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE EAST ZONE
WINDSOR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS
|955 WINDSOR HARBOR||IMPERIAL||MO, 63052||22 mi.||Map|
|NORTH JEFFERSON COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT||NORTH JEFFERSON COUNTY AMBULANCE DISTRICT HQ
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPT.
|2820 HORRELL LANE||HIGH RIDGE||MO, 63049||18 mi.||Map|
|JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE||JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE NORTH ZONE||34 DILLON PLAZA||HIGH RIDGE||MO, 63049||18 mi.||Map|
|ST. PETERS POLICE DEPARTMENT||ST. PETERS POLICE DEPARTMENT||1020 GRAND TETON DRIVE||SAINT PETERS||MO, 63376||17 mi.||Map|
|ST. PETERS POLICE DEPARTMENT||WALGREENS
ST. PETERS POLICE DEPARTMENT
|1305 JUNGERMANN ROAD||SAINT PETERS||MO, 63376||17 mi.||Map|
|COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT||COLUMBIA POLICE DEPARTMENT
|1020 NORTH MAIN STREET||COLUMBIA||IL, 62236||20 mi.||Map|
|EUREKA PD||EUREKA PD
CHIEF MIKE WIEGAND
|120 CITY HALL DRIVE||EUREKA||MO, 63025||20 mi.||Map|
|FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS POLICE DEPT.||10027 BUNKUM ROAD||FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS||IL, 62208||23 mi.||Map|
|FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS POLICE DEPARTMENT||ST CLAIR SQUARE||134 ST CLAIR SQUARE||FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS||IL, 62208||23 mi.||Map|
|MARYVILLE POLICE DEPT.||MARYVILLE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING||300 EAST DIVISION STREET||MARYVILLE||IL, 62062||25 mi.||Map|
|ROXANA POLICE DEPT.||ROXANA POLICE DEPT.||400 SOUTH CENTRAL||ROXANA||IL, 62084||23 mi.||Map|
|FRANKLIN COUNTY NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT UNIT||BOLES FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
|744 HWY T||SAINT ALBANS||MO, 63073||24 mi.||Map|
|GLEN CARBON POLICE DEPARTMENT||VILLAGE OF GLEN CARBON POLICE DEPT
PARKING LOT IN FRONT OF VILLAGE HALL
|151 N MAIN STREET||GLEN CARBON||IL, 62034||26 mi.||Map|
|ALTON POLICE DEPARTMENT||ALTON POLICE DEPARTMENT
|1700 EAST BROADWAY||ALTON||IL, 62002||25 mi.||Map|
|LAKE SAINT LOUIS PD||LAKE SAINT LOUIS CIVIC CENTER
|200 CIVIC CENTER||LAKE SAINT LOUIS||MO, 63367||26 mi.||Map|
|FRANKLIN COUNTY NARCOTICS ENFORCEMENT UNIT||PACIFIC POLICE DEPT.||300 HOVEN DRIVE||PACIFIC||MO, 63069||25 mi.||Map|
|SWANSEA PD||SCHNUCKS||2665 N. ILLINOIS ST.||SWANSEA||IL, 62226||26 mi.||Map|
|BETHALTO POLICE DEPT.||BETHALTO POLICE DEPT||213 N PRAIRIE STREET||BETHALTO||IL, 62010||27 mi.||Map|
|EDWARDSVILLE POLICE||HOWELL HEALTHMART/ PHARMACY||447 S. BUCHANAN||EDWARDSVILLE||IL, 62025||29 mi.||Map|
|MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE||MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE
BACK LOT BETWEEN THE MCSO & THE MADISON COUNTY ADMIN BLDG
|405 RANDLE ST||EDWARDSVILLE||IL, 62025||29 mi.||Map|
|ST. CLAIR COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT||ST. CLAIR COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT||700 NORTH FIFTH STREET||BELLEVILLE||IL, 62220||29 mi.||Map|
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A man and his teenage son are safe after being rescued from the Mississippi River Tuesday evening.
About 6 p.m. the two had become stranded when their johnboat snagged on debris near the Ameren Rush Island power plant about 12 miles south of Crystal City.
The Coast Guard was unable to launch an immediate rescue operation because their nearby boat launches were all underwater.
Crews from the Jefferson County R-7 Fire Department did get a boat in the water and rescued the pair just before 8 p.m.
Both the father and his 15 year old son were treated for exposure, but are expected to recover.
The City of Alton will soon have a new mayor after an improbable election result was certified Tuesday.
Businessman Brant Walker had been removed from the ballot two months before the election because of a technicality. He ran as a write-in candidate against incumbent Mayor Tom Hoechst, and won.
Election results certified yesterday by Madison County Clerk Debra Ming-Mendoza show that Walker beat Hoechst by just over two-percent, or 74 votes.
Hoechst released a statement saying that he planned to challenge the results, but won't wait for the process to be complete before he begins working with Walker to ensure a smooth transition should the results hold.
Madison County authorities want to hear from anyone who may have witnessed a traffic stop along Godfrey Road just south of the Jersey County border about 6 p.m. Friday. That's where a 17 year old girl reported being pulled over by a man in a large, white car who may have been impersonating a police officer.
The man is described as a white male, about 30 to 40 years old, about 6'1' to 6'3' with a brown crew cut, no facial hair and wearing a blue button-up shirt and dark pants.
Madison County Sheriffs Captain Mike Dixon says investigators don't know yet if the man was an impostor, but it's important they find out.
Dixon says they suspect the man was impersonating an officer because his car had only a flashing blue light, when real police usually have both red and blue or just red lights.
But he also cautions that police do use unmarked cars to make traffic stops. Dixon says if anyone feels uneasy after being pulled over, they should call 9-1-1.