A Chesterfield supermarket is pulling its red grapes off the shelves after a local TV photographer spotted a black widow spider in a container of the fruit. KMOV photog Stan Kostecki purchased a container of red grapes from the Aldi store in Chesterfield on Wednesday. Aldi tells KMOV that they are conducting an investigation and offering refunds to those who purchased the grapes. Black widow spiders are native to Missouri, and although their bites are venomous, they are typically not lethal.
Extra MetroLink staff will be on hand today and tomorrow (Thurs/Fri) to assist with baseball crowds. Additional service will be added as necessary, according to a representative from the Bi-State Development Agency.
"With the Cards game potentially ending around the same time as the Blues home opener game is scheduled to begin tomorrow night, we will be watching the situation very closely and adjusting MetroLink service as necessary," Bi-State Development Agency Spokeswoman Patti Beck wrote in an email.
The only additional bus service will be the St. Clair County Redbird Express, which brings fans from Illinois to Thursday and Friday's games.
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A new Kirksville dental school is seeking to ease a shortage of dentists in Missouri.
The Columbia Missourian (http://is.gd/5WDHI6 ) reports that the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health opened Tuesday at A.T. Still University. The only other dental school in the state is at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
The new dental school's initial class of 42 includes only nine Missouri residents. But the school hopes that its health center placement program will persuade many of them to remain in state.
Dentists are in short supply across much of the state. Missouri ranks 41 out of 50 states in adult oral health based on the percentage of adults who regularly visit the dentist. But the low number of dentists is not the only factor holding down the ranking.