If you notice a huge yellow creature floating around the skies of Alton, Illinois, do not be alarmed: That's the Despicablimp, here to promote the movie Despicable Me 2. That massive yellow creature in the sky is actually a one-eyed Minion, one of the stars of Despicable Me 2, which is now in theaters. The Despicablimp is 165-feet long, 55-feet-tall, and it's one of only 15 airships flying in the world today. Our flight this morning lasted about 30 minutes, flying 1000 feet above the city of Alton. After its stop in the St. Louis area, the Despicablimp next heads for Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia.
One suspect is being sought in connection to a pair of armed robberies in south county. T
he first crime occurred at a 7-11 in the 8000 block of Mackenzie on August 11. The store clerk said the suspect pulled a gun and demanded money. After getting the cash he ran away. On August 19, police believe the same suspect robbed a Subway restaurant in the 4300 block of Butler Hill Road.
The suspect is a white man between 30 and 40 years old, around 5'4" and weighing 250 pounds. He was driving a green or dark beige Jeep Grand Cherokee.
If you have any information, please call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314/615-8695 or Crimestoppers at 866/371 TIPS (8477).
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - Two men arrested for protesting against President Barack Obama on an Interstate 70 overpass near St. Louis say they were breaking no laws.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 41-year-old Marc Messmer of St. Charles and 57-year-old Duane Weed of Bridgeton were arrested Saturday afternoon on a St. Charles overpass. It was part of a series of overpass demonstrations around the country calling for impeachment of the president.
Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Al Nothum says the men and 10 other protesters were creating a traffic hazard and were told to leave. Nothum says Messmer and Weed were arrested for failing to obey.
Nothum says that earlier Saturday there were five accidents near the location of the protest. None involved serious injury.