The Cards have made a move to provide some depth at outfield.
Fox Sports reports third baseman David Freese and relief pitcher Fernando Salas are headed to California. They will join former teammate Albert Pujols with the Angels.
The Cards are getting Peter Bourjos and prospect Randal Grichuk.
Freese rose to stardom after his postseason heroics in 2011, but had an off 2013 campaign--batting just .262 with nine home runs.
Two men are in custody connected to a large identity theft plot. The US Secret Service arrested the men, who are accused installing a skimming device on an ATM machine and stealing money from 300 Lake St. Louis residents.
Officials say Arman Simonyan and Vahe Akopyan were arrested in November 15 in Omaha, Nebraska. The suspects were found with ovr $140,000 in cash, several thousand dollars worth of gift cards and other evidence in the case.
Police say a skimming device could have been used at more than one location to record the victims’ account information.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri businesses will pay higher unemployment taxes next year in order to pay down a state debt to the federal government.
Missouri began borrowing from the federal government in 2008 to pay jobless benefits after an economic downturn drained the state's unemployment benefits trust fund. That debt has remained outstanding for several years.
Businesses are paying a surcharge of $42 per employee this year to help pay down that debt. The Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry says businesses will have to pay $63 per employee in 2014.
The chamber says Missouri is one of 14 states being hit with a higher tax rate to help pay down its federal loan. The chamber says Missouri owes $308 million to the federal government.
Hunters, get your guns. It's deer hunting season in Illinois. The annual firearm hunting season starts today and runs through Sunday. Then it picks up again for another four days between Dec. 5 and Dec. 8. Bow hunting season runs much longer. According to the Department of Natural Resources, the number of deer killed last year with bows and firearms was about 180,000. The highest density of deer in Illinois are typically in the woods along the watersheds of the Mississippi, Rock, Illinois and Kaskaskia rivers and in the Shawnee Hills in Southern Illinois. Hunters can give the deer to the IDNR for donation to food pantries around the state.