The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center in Creve Coeur has announced a $45 million expansion. The money will go towards a 79,000-square-foot addition that will house over 100 new scientists. The bioscience giant opened in 1998 and employs over 200 people. Construction on the expansion is set to begin in 2014, with the expansion set to open in 2015.
A mattress on Interstate 44 is being blamed for a fatal accident that tangled up traffic for hours Saturday morning. The driver of a pickup truck is dead after his vehicle struck an unoccupied police car on I-44 and burst into flames. The crash happened around 10:05am near the Vandeventer exit. The police vehicle was there to prevent oncoming traffic from hitting the mattress. However, the pickup slammed into the back of the police car and swerved into an eastbound tractor-trailer. The pickup driver was pronounced dead at the scene.
A nuclear power plant near Fulton has shut down after a small fire in the turbine building. Ameren Missouri says in a news release that crews quickly distinguished the Friday night fire at the Callaway Energy Center. The utility stressed that no one was injured and that the public wasn't threatened. The Callaway Energy Center typically generates about 20 percent of the electricity supplied to Ameren Missouri's 1.2 million customers.