Governor Jay Nixon will be in St. Louis County Wednesday to publicly pitch his plan to lure a new Boeing aircraft plant to the area. Nixon will speak to St. Louis business and civic leaders at a luncheon hosted by Progress 64 West, a group that promotes development along the Interstate 64 corridor.
The governor met privately with Boeing executives last week as Missouri competes with at least five other states to produce the Boeing 777X commercial airplane.
A new plant would likely mean thousands of new jobs.
Republican state Senate Majority Leader Ron Richard has said he supports special tax incentives to try to land the plant.
Boeing expects to choose a location just after the first of the year.
The founder of one of the largest automotive networks in the United States, Lou Fusz Senior, has died. Fusz suffered a fatal heart attack Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 in Palm Beach, Florida. He was 94.
Fusz was family patriarch and chairman of the board of the Lou Fusz Automotive Network.
Funeral services will be in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 3 until 7 p.m. Friday at Kriegshauser Mortuary West Chapel in Olivette. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of The Pillar Catholic Church on South Lindbergh Boulevard.
Police are search for a man after a high speed chase ended when the suspect ditched his car in downtown St. Louis.
The chase started in Illinois when officers tried to stop a speeder. KMOV reports police had to stop the pursuit because it was too dangerous. Officers in another area spotted the speeder though and the chase started again. Police followed the man to a parking garage at 13th Street and St. Charles. That is when the suspect bailed from the car. Police are now searching the area for the man.
The suspect is described as a white man, five-and-a-half feet tall and weighing about 155 pounds. He was seen wearing a dark hooded sweater and light grey or blue pants.