ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the third time in slightly more than a month, a Missouri appeals court ruling raises concerns about red-light cameras.
The Missouri Court of Appeals' Eastern District on Tuesday reversed a lower court ruling that favored the red-light camera law in the city of Arnold.
Several Missouri communities have hired companies to operate cameras to catch red-light violators. The vehicle owner is typically notified by mail and ordered to pay fines.
Plaintiffs' attorney Ryan Keane says Tuesday's ruling requires prosecutors to prove that the person being cited is the actual driver, not just the owner.
American Traffic Solutions Inc. attorney Ed Dowd Jr. says he hopes the Missouri Supreme Court will consider the issue and provide guidance to cities. A call to the Arnold city attorney was not immediately returned.
A St. Louis family is still looking for a woman that has been missing for nearly four weeks.
50-year-old Sybil Brandon's family last saw her on Thanksgiving. Brandon is a black woman. She was wearing a purple coat, pink and white shirt, and blue jeans. She drives a 1996 red Ford Taurus with Missouri plates UJ2 - D5X.
If you have seen her, you are asked to call the St. Louis police at 314-231-1212.
CHICAGO (AP) - State regulators allege a doctor misled potential patients by offering "pre-approval" for medical marijuana through a Chicago clinic.
The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint Monday against Dr. Brian Murray, who has an active medical license, and a co-worker. Murray has been charged with violating the Medical Practice Act and faces revocation of his license.
The general manager with Good Intentions clinic said Tuesday that the allegations are baseless and anti-patient.
Illinois legalized medical marijuana this year. The law takes effect in January but medical marijuana won't be available for months as rules are worked out. The law says patients must have a serious medical condition and an established doctor relationship.
The complaint alleges the clinic offered potential patients early approval for a $99 registration fee.
MoDOT has work planned this week that will close sections of the Poplar Street Bridge.
Crews will close the ramp from northbound Interstate 55 to the eastbound Poplar Street Bridge from 8 PM Wednesday until 5 AM Thursday. Then starting at 8 PM Thursday until 5 AM Friday, crews are closing the ramp from eastbound I-70 to the bridge.
On Wednesday night, commuters should use westbound I-70 to Salisbury Avenue, turn around on the bridge, and take eastbound I-70 to get onto the PSB.
On Thursday, drivers should detour southbound on I-55 to 7th Street, cross beneath the interstate, take a right on Marion Street, and then take northbound I-55 to get onto the PSB.
All work is weather permitting.