St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - A new survey labels a St. Louis company as one of the world's most admired companies.
Fortune Magazine named Monsanto as the #2 company in its industry. The list is made using feedback from company surveys as well as peer ratings from executives and analysts.
This is the second nationwide award for Monsanto this month--last week MIT named them one of the 50 smartest companies.
The 2016 Democratic National Convention won't be held in St. Louis.
The Gateway City was one of about 30 cities to receive letters inviting them to compete to host the convention. St. Louis officials plan to decline.
Mayor Slay's chief of staff Jeff Rainford tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the city is focused on the private fundraising efforts for the ongoing $380 million Gateway Arch grounds redo. Rainford says its a really big project and must remain the focus for now.
He added that St. Louis might bid for the convention in 2020.
Drivers may still face delays along Interstate 70 near Lambert Airport while police work the scene of a fiery crash on an outer road.
Police say the accident on Natural Bridge at Woodson resulted from a police pursuit. About 2:00 a.m. a car evading a police stop plowed into a light standard and burst into flames.
Fox 2 News is reporting that a police officer was shot when emergency crews approached the burning car and tried to put out the fire. That officer was reportedly wearing a vest and wasn't seriously injured. Police had to back off until the gunfire subsided.
The car was completely destroyed in the fire. Someone inside that car apparently died, as the St. Louis County Medical Examiner was called to the scene.
Natural Bridge Road remains closed at Woodson. But all lanes of I-70 have reopened in both directions.