The St. Louis Rams are again asking the state of Missouri to refund some of the taxes they've paid. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the team has filed six appeals since 2008 asking for a total of $4.7 million.
This time, the team is claiming it collected too much in taxes from ticket buyers -- about 40 cents per $100 ticket. The paper reports Rams attorneys have filed a tax appeal asking for a $401,000 refund. And they want the state to forgive another $445,000.
The Rams say they discovered they've been charging state sales taxes on base ticket prices plus city taxes.
The team admits it can't return the money to ticket buyers.
Two people are dead and four other injured after a Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 57 about 30 miles northeast of Carbondale, Illinois.
Police say 22 year old Megan Michelle Hester of Maryland Heights, Missouri lost control of the SUV she was driving Tuesday afternoon. It crossed the median into oncoming traffic and was hit by a tractor-trailer.
Two people from Hopkinsville, Kentucky, 49 year old Jill Gibson and a 13 year old boy were killed. The teen's name hasn't been released. Hester and three passengers were seriously hurt. The semi driver wasn't hurt.
A man is in custody connected to the murder of St. Louis woman whose body was found in the trunk of her car.
The St. Louis Police say they were called to tow a car on December 20. In the trunk of the car they found the body of Sybil Brandon. Investigators say she had been shot in the head. Brandon had been reported missing on November 29 by her daughter.
The suspect has not been identified, but he is a 39-year-old man.
A Jefferson City boy and the St. Louis man charged with kidnapping him are both dead after an apparent murder-suicide. The bodies of six year old Markell Beasley and 40 year old Demetrius Beasley were found shot to death Tuesday night at a home in Cape Girardeau. Police are still investigating, but say it appears the man shot the child and then turned the gun on himself.
Police say Demetrius Beasley wasn't the boy's biological father, but had had a relationship with the child's mother. She told police she had allowed her son to travel to St. Louis from Jefferson City on Saturday for a Christmas gathering with Demetrius Beasley's family. But the mother said she later learned there was no gathering and that Beasley didn't intend to return her son.
Police had charged the St. Louis man with kidnapping Tuesday morning.