As the city of St. Louis celebrates turning 250 years old, event organizers are hoping for a world record.
STL250 is organizing a Burnin' Love Festival for Friday. The group wants to invite 250 couples to get either engaged of re-engaged on Art Hill on Valentine's Day. Couples can register to take part at the stl250 website. If chosen, they could win prizes ranging from a steak dinner to a diamond engagement ring.
The festival takes place at Art Hill in Forest Park, starting at 4:30 p.m. The "lovin' moment ceremony" will occur at 7:30 p.m.
A 21-year-old man is facing charges for allegedly killing his roommate, who was a convicted sex-offender.
The St. Clair County State's Attorney announced the charges today. Police say that Mohammed Abuharba shot William Harriel Jr on February 6 and left him in the road to die. Investigators say that Harriel's status as a sex offender does not appear to be part of the motive.
Students in an Edwardsville School District will be in classrooms on two holidays in March.
Parents in District 7 voted to make up snow days on Casimir Pulaksi day, on March 3rd, and a Teacher Institute Day on March 21st.
The district considered canceling holidays or spring break, but parents voted for the two days in March.
Supporters of an increase to the minimum wage are rallying in Jefferson City today.
They plan to testify for the Small Business, Insurance, and Industry committee to support a bill that raises Missouri's minimum wage to $10 an hour.
Research from the Economic Policy Institute says that a family of four needs to earn nearly $65,000 a year to support a modest living. A full-time minimum wage worker makes less than $16,000 a year now.