PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. (AP) - The body of a 27-year-old boater missing for nearly a month has been found in the Mississippi River in southeast Missouri.
KFVS-TV reports that tug boat workers on Thursday found the body of 27-year-old Christopher Wescoat near a grain terminal in Portageville.
Wescoat had been missing since a boating accident on Sept. 16 near New Madrid, Mo.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Springfield officials say a longtime zookeeper was killed by an elephant at the city's Dickerson Park Zoo.
City spokeswoman Cora Scott says senior zookeeper John Bradford died Friday when a female elephant charged him.
Zoo officials say Bradford worked at the zoo at least 25 years and was a senior zookeeper.
Police continue to investigate the death and further details were not immediately available.
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The manhunt for a suspect wanted in connection with the early morning shooting of two Jefferson County sheriff officers has been shot and killed by police.
Forty year old Sean Nims was being sought after he opened fire on police during a search of a home on Twin Ridge Road in Cedar Hills at about 2 a.m.
Police responded to what the residents said was an accidental medical alert call. After being given permission to search the home, police encountered the gunman who fled the area on foot after the shooting. Nims had outstanding warrants in the area.
Shortly before 8:30 a.m., police found Nims hiding at the home of a female friend. When confronted, he refused to put down his military assault-style weapon.
The injured officers, meanwhile, were treated at a hospital and released.
The same Aldermanic committee that approved developer Paul McKee's TIF deal earlier this week, is also backing a tax abatement for St. Louis' Union Station.
The Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee on Thursday approved the 20 year financing plan for Lodging Hospitality Management, which owns the downtown landmark.
LHM is planning a $66 million dollar makeover of the former train station that will convert some retail space into offices, repair the train shed, and add excursion rail service.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that two special taxing districts, each with a 1-cent sales tax, already cover the station. In addition, the owner is entitled to $3.5 million in sales tax rebates spread over 20 years.