Yet another St. Louis County Police board member is resigning amid an FBI investigation of a crime lab construction contract. This time it's police board secretary Raymond Wagner who will be stepping down. Wagner announced at a meeting today that he would be stepping down at the end of next month. This marks the third police board resignation in two weeks, after Chairman Gregory Sansone and Floyd Warman stepped down after federal investigators started looking into a $3.7 million dollar subcontract. The deal was for Sansone’s company to work on a new crime lab. Ray Wagner by the way is the husband of US Representative Ann Wager. He says he's leaving for unspecified personal and business obligations.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Traffic offenses committed near emergencies on Missouri highways could lead to new penalties.
Violations for speeding or passing within an emergency zone when responders are present would carry a $250 fine, on top of any existing penalties.
The new law creates the offense of endangerment of an emergency responder. It would include passing within an emergency zone, speeding by at least 15 mph and using a lane not marked for motorists. Fines will range from up to $1,000 if no one is hurt to $10,000 if a responder is killed.
The highway legislation is among several new Missouri laws taking effect Wednesday.
Supporters say it is intended to protect law officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.
O'Fallon Police are asking for the public's help in locating a man who they say exposed himself Tuesday morning. Around 6:00 a.m., police received an anonymous tip that a man exposed himself near Calumet Ranch Trail and Knaust Road. A short time later, a woman contacted the responding officer and told him that a man inappropriately touched her while she was jogging. The suspect is described as a white male wearing a black hoodie, black spandex-style pants, and black shorts. Anyone with information is asked to call the O'Fallon Police Department.