ST. LOUIS (AP) - City efforts to force repairs at hundreds of deteriorating St. Louis homes remain stymied as the property owner's identity is shrouded in mystery.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the Urban Assets LLC holding company owns more than 200 distressed houses on the city's north side. Many have multiple code violations, unpaid fines and unpaid tax penalties.
The holding company's registered agent says he is bound by confidentiality to not disclose the owner's identity. The city is trying to sell dozens of Urban Assets' houses at nuisance property auctions after the company failed to pay property taxes. Only one has sold so far.
Sweltering heat is already forcing some high school football teams to change game times this weekend.
Hazelwood School District officials rescheduled games for Hazelwood Centrals and Hazelwood East. Both games have been moved from 1 PM to 10 AM. Temperatures this weekend are expected to be in the upper-90's with heat indexes above 100.
The games new times are:
Hazelwood Central High School
HCHS vs. Webster Groves High School
10 a.m. at HCHS
15875 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63031
Hazelwood East High School
HEHS vs. McCluer High School
10 a.m. at HEHS
11300 Dunn Road, St. Louis MO 63138
A man called Outlaw is headed to prison for his role in two violent crimes.
Stanley "Outlaw" Carter was sentenced in federal court to 20 years behind bars. In 2008 Carter was first involved in an armed home invasion and stole a large amount of marijuana. Later in the year he was involved in a shooting that left two men dead.
A judge said both of the crimes were related to a drug trafficking operation and the fruits of a federal investigation.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A federal appeals court will hear arguments Oct. 3 over a push by gun rights advocates to let Illinois residents immediately tote firearms in public under the state's fledgling concealed-carry law.
Mary Shepard and the Illinois State Rifle Association want the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to intervene after failing to sway a federal judge in East St. Louis to allow immediate concealed carry.
The Illinois Legislature passed the last-in-the-nation concealed-carry law July 9 against Gov. Pat Quinn's objections, giving Illinois State Police 180 days to set up the permit process and an additional 90 days to process applications.
Shepard and the rifle group consider that "foot-dragging."
The state counters the legal challenge is moot, and that the permitting process should be allowed to run its course.