Monarch firefighters are back in the pink after a compromise was reached over fundraiser tee shirts.
The district board had banned the Breast Cancer Awareness shirts over concerns that they didn't properly identify the firefighters as Monarch employees and objections to the union logo.
The board decided Tuesday that pink shirts would be okay, if they were redesigned.
That didn't happen. But the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that on Wednesday, Fire Chief Tom Vineyard and board president Robin Harris worked out a deal. The firefighters can wear the tee shirts with the union logo, but they must also wear an ID badge.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri regulators have approved an infrastructure surcharge for natural gas customers of Ameren Missouri.
The Public Service Commission says the surcharge will cost residential customers 75 cents per month.
Ameren Missouri sought the surcharge for infrastructure improvements it has made since the start of 2011. Its costs for replacing and relocating natural gas pipelines are not included in its rates.
St. Louis-based Ameren Missouri has about nearly 127,000 natural gas customers in Missouri.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis Zoo officials are celebrating a first - the birth of a baby Rhinoceros Hornbill.
The yellow-beaked bird actually hatched July 13 but has remained in its nest. The species is near the threatened list and is native to Indonesia, Asia and Thailand. The birth was a first for the breed at the zoo in Forest Park.
The birds eventually reach about 3 feet tall and weigh up to 7 pounds. The chick has not yet come out of its hollow but visitors can see it sticking its beak out for food.