The jobless rates in Missouri and Illinois are moving in opposite directions.
Despite adding 4,600 jobs in May, Missouri's rate climbed to 6.8 percent from 6.6 percent in April. For the first time in several months, the government sector added jobs.
In Illinois, the unemployment rate fell in May to 9.1 percent. It was the second straight monthly drop after a series of increases earlier this year. State officials says that May's decrease was due in part to gains in construction employment.
Illinois' jobless rate still remains much higher than the 7.6 nationwide unemployment rate for May that was reported earlier this month.
The Associated Press contributed to this report
The owner of the troubled Frison Flea Market in north county, is facing federal charges.
The US Department of Justice say Jack Frison let people renting booths in his business sell counterfeit goods. Prosecutors also say Frison knew the vendors were selling fake goods.If convicted on the three felony charges he faces, Frison could get 20 years in prison and over $2 million in fines.
4 window washers are lucky to be alive after the scaffolding they were standing on collapsed.
It happened around 10:00 this morning at a building in the 1,000 block of Bellevue Avenue in Richmond Heights. 3 of the workers were pulled to safety through a nearby window and the fourth was rescued off a ladder. One of the workers suffered a non-life threatening injury and was taken to the hospital.