CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. (AP) - Two men who were riding in a gyrocopter are alive after the copter plunged about 20 feet to the ground south of St. Louis.
The accident happened Sunday afternoon at the Festus Airport in Jefferson County, Mo. Names and conditions of the men have not been released.
Authorities say the gyrocopter crashed in a grassy area near the runway. Emergency workers arrived to find one of the men still in the aircraft. He was taken to a hospital.
The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating.
The copter is an experimental aircraft that looks like a small helicopter.
A house fire in Mehlville overnight has claimed the life of a young boy.
Firefighters rushed to a home on the 700 block of Hinder Drive at around 12:15 a.m. and found the boy in his bedroom. He later died at St. Anthony's Hospital. The victim is identified as 7 year old Brian Davis. His grandmother suffered a foot injury after jumping from a second-story window. His 13 year old sister was able to escape through the front door.
The 13-year-old and the grandmother were taken to the hospital, where they were treated and released.
The St. Louis County Bomb and Arson Unit is investigating the cause of the fire.
Assistance applying to college will be available to some Missouri high school students this week. The Missouri Department of Higher Education says, for the first time, the state is participating in what's known as "College Application Week." Similar events are held each fall in 24 other states.
Members of the Missouri College Advising Corps will be available to help students at 26 high schools in the Kansas City and St. Louis areas and parts of rural Missouri.
The goal is to increase the number of college applications coming from students in low-income families and from those who would be the first in their families to attend college.
The advisers are recent University of Missouri graduates. The university received a $1 million grant in 2007 to launch the adviser corps.
A St. Charles Urgent Care center is closed today after a minivan crashed through the front of the building Sunday, killing the driver.
It happened just before 1:00 p.m. in the 2800 block of Veteran's Memorial Parkway.
Police say a driver may have had a heart attack before his Dodge Caravan rolled into the path of an oncoming pickup truck.
The 88 year old minivan driver was killed. His 81 year old wife is hospitalized in serious condition. The pickup driver was treated at the scene.
No one inside the clinic was hurt. But the building suffered structural damage and will be closed for at least the next several days.