CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri sheriff is raising safety concerns about gatherings at an old sand mine now used as a recreation complex.
The 200-acre site near Crystal City once provided sand to a glass factory. It is now known as Crystal City Underground.
The site is also rented out to parties. A gathering on April 6 drew hundreds of people. Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that deputies issued eight summonses, including three for underage drinking and two for drugs.
Boyer is concerned about whether emergency vehicles could get to the site, and if a bridge meets safety standards.
Owner Tom Kerr says an emergency plan is in place and plans are in the works for a new road and bridge to the site.
A tornado watch has been issued for a good chunk of Missouri, including the entire listening area.
This is the first warning in what is expected to be a day of turbulent weather. Although this first warning does not include communities across the river in Illinois, they are not out of the woods--more warnings and watches could be issued today.
The tornado watch expires at 10PM and a watch means that conditions are favorable for a tornado to develop, but none have been spotted.
Complete List of Included Counties:
Missouri counties included are Audrain Barry Barton Bates Benton Boone Buchanan Caldwell Callaway Camden Carroll Cass Cedar Chariton Christian Clay Clinton Cole Cooper Crawford Dade Dallas Douglas Franklin Gasconade Greene Henry Hickory Howard Jackson Jasper Jefferson Johnson Laclede Lafayette Lawrence Lincoln Linn Livingston Macon Maries Marion Mcdonald Miller Moniteau Monroe Montgomery Morgan Newton Osage Pettis Phelps Pike Platte Polk Pulaski Ralls Randolph Ray Saline Shelby St. Charles St. Clair St. Louis Stone Taney Vernon Warren Washington Webster Wright Missouri independent cities included are St. Louis City.
Counties included in Illinois:
IN SOUTHWEST ILLINOIS
CALHOUN IL GREENE IL JERSEY IL MACOUPIN IL
IN WEST CENTRAL ILLINOIS
ADAMS IL BROWN IL PIKE IL
BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois judge says a Belleville AIDS organization needs to stop its needle-exchange program until it gets a special zoning permit.
Bethany Place's will have to conform with the city's zoning code, which doesn't allow it to dispense medical supplies.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Anheuser-Busch is introducing a new, bowtie-shaped beer can that mirrors its iconic Budweiser logo.
The St. Louis-based subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV said Wednesday that the new cans will be available in a special 8-pack nationwide beginning May 6.
The can has been in development since 2010. The beer maker says it made major equipment investments at its can-making facility in Newburgh, N.Y., to facilitate the 16-step process to create the cans.
Budweiser breweries in Los Angeles and Williamsburg, Va., will be the first to package the new cans.
Due to the new design, it holds 11.3 ounces of beer, compared with the traditional 12-ounce can. The company says the new can won't replace the traditional Budweiser can.
Budweiser's bowtie logo first appeared in a national advertising campaign in 1956.
A Pagedale man who thought he was being sold a car was shot this morning.
The two suspects are at large after shooting the man about 5:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of Engelholm Avenue. The got away in a black car.
The victim told police he was supposed to buy a car from the men. But a family member told police he did not have all the money.
Police say the man was conscious and alert as paramedics took him to a hospital. He was shot with a small-caliber handgun.
The St Louis School District anticipates more than 350 teaching vacancies for the 2013-2014 academic school year. They're looking for teachers in all subject areas, pre-school through grade 12.
So they're holding a job fair this Saturday for only two hours --from eight until ten am and then will begin conducting interviews until 3:15.
The job fair and interview will be at the Gateway Complex at 1200 N. Jefferson.
To become a SLPS teacher, candidates will need a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and Missouri Certification or Proof of Eligibility for Certification. Applicants attending the Job Fair are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume, certification, and/or passing Praxis scores.
“The District anticipates more than 350 teaching vacancies for the 2013-2014 academic school year. We have been proactively and aggressively seeking the best and brightest teachers throughout various mid-western and southern states. The Human Resources Division is poised to have every classroom staffed with a highly qualified and certified teacher for the children of our district,” said Dr. James L. Henderson, Chief Human Resources Officer for St. Louis Public Schools.
Pre-Registration for the Job Fair is requested and can be done online by visiting www.slps.org/hiringfair. For more information regarding the Fair and/or teaching positions, please contact the St. Louis Public School District’s Human Resources Division at (314) 345-2295.
For certificated teachers who are unable to attend the Job Fair, but are interested in obtaining a teaching position, applications are being accepted online by visiting www.slps.org/careers.
For more information regarding this release, please contact the St. Louis Public School District’s Office of Public Information at (314) 345-2227.
One of the youngest performers on TV's "The Voice" is St. Louis-area coffeehouse singer-songwriter Caroline Glaser.
18-year-old Caroline Glaser of Chesterfield moves forward on the hit TV singing competition that airs locally on KSDK-TV Channel 5, Monday and Tuesday nights.
During last night's battle rounds, her mentor Blake Shelton decided to drop her in favor of a fellow contestant.
But Adam Levine and Usher enacted their “steal” option, allowing her to stay on the show. Glaser opted to go to Levine’s team.
Special guest and fellow Missouri native Sheryl Crow appeared on the show as guest adviser to Glaser and her competitor.
St Louis police are trying to track down the driver of a hit and run who collided with another car on South Grand.
Investigators say both vehicles were northbound on Grand at Juniata when one of the cars cut into the traffic lane, clipping the other car and sending that vehicle into a light pole and newly installed traffic signal. The car flipped over from the impact. The female driver was not seriously hurt but the car is heavily damaged.
The driver responsible continued driving northbound on Grand and remains at large.
An abandoned factory in the city's near north side will house veterans and ex-offenders who are clients of St. Patrick's Center which helps the homeless.
A grand opening and tours of the new low-income housing called St. Louis Stamping Lofts will be this afternoon. The 56 lofts are located at Cass Ave. and Collins which is the four-story St. Louis Stamping Company building, built in 1870 and listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.
Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay will join partners North River Development, Pinnacle Entertainment and the St. Louis Equity Fund. The housing was funded by a nearly ten-million dollar project financed by tax credits.
The residential facility also offers St. Patrick Center supportive services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, including veterans and ex-offenders and veterans.
St. Louis Stamping Lofts is part of a larger planned development called FarmWorks. When completed, FarmWorks will include a green business incubator and urban farm.
The incubator will focus on distribution and processing of locally grown foods. The indoor/outdoor farm will feature aquaponics, hydroponics, vermiculture and vertical growing systems.
St. Patrick Center and Gateway Greening will partner on an innovative training and job placement program to help residents grow and market food.