The Missouri Supreme Court has upheld the constitutionality of a state law requiring unaccredited school districts to pay for students to attend other nearby schools.
Tuesday's decision involves a specific family who contends the St. Louis Public School District should have footed the bill for their two children to attend Clayton schools. But the ruling could have implications for residents in other unaccredited districts.
It looks like St. Louis' red light cameras can stay, and the city can keep millions of dollars it's collected in fines. That's after yesterday's ruling by the Missouri Court of Appeals that upheld the city's use of red light cameras to control traffic. The ruling reverses a previous court decision that had declared the city ordinance unconstitutional.
The city won't be able to collect on all 138,000 unpaid red light tickets though. That's because the court also found that tickets issued more than a year ago had to be tossed out because they didn't clearly state how they could be contested. Just about a year ago the city fixed that problem by changing the wording on the summons.
Three people, including a St. Louis police officers are seriously injured after a car slammed into a patrol car in Midtown Tuesday night. It happened about 9:30 at Washington and Compton.
Police say a passenger car with three people inside had been driving erratically earlier in the evening. Police pursued the car, but had to stop to answer another call.
A short time later, the car ran through the intersection and struck a different police car.
One person climbed out of the passenger car and ran from the scene. The two other people in the car, and the police officer were all taken to the hospital. All three are listed in serious condition.
Police are still looking for the person who fled.