St. Louis County Police are asking for your help in finding a person involved in two robberies. One of the robberies took place in Delwood at the Advanced America Cash Loans store. That's where the unknown male displayed a gun before forcing a female employee to open the business's safe. He then peppered sprayed the woman and fled. The suspect is being described as a black male in his 20's, wearing a red, black and white striped shirt with black pants, black tennis shoes and wearing a red baseball cap. The second robbery took place at Missouri Payday Loans where again the suspect used pepper spray to demand money before fleeing on foot. Pictures of the suspect can be found on our website at KTRS.com
A move to the SEC has not only raised Mizzou's national profile, but it's raised the bottom line of the local economy as well. A new study done by graduate students at university's College of Business shows a $41 million dollar increase in total the economic effect from athletics. The study estimates the school pumped $188 million into the region during the 2012-2013 season.
Services for 7 year old Willow Long will be held in her hometown of Watson, Illinois on Monday. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. A visitation is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Hearts Rock Cafe in Effingham High School from 5 to 9 p.m. Willow's uncle, 22 year old Justin DeRyke, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he told investigators he killed his niece to end her suffering after she accidentally fell onto a brush pile and pierced her neck with a stick. DeRyke is being held on $5 million bond and hiring an attorney. He's set to appear again in court next Thursday.
Construction will cause delays for Interstate 64 drivers in Chesterfield Valley overnight Saturday. Crews will be setting bridge girders for the new ramp from Chesterfield Airport Road to westbound I-64.
Transportation officials say lane closures will start in the eastbound direction at 8:00 p.m. Saturday. And then move to the westbound lanes. The highway will be narrowed to just one lane to allow crews to work. All traffic will be halted for 15 minute intervals while the bridge girders are set into place.
All lanes should be open by 9:00 a.m. Sunday.