Metro East police are asking for the public's help finding the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 9-year-old boy.
St. Clair County sheriff's detectives say Fabian Teson was hit while riding his bike in the 2400 block of Lorraine in the Cahokia area around 12:30 Thursday afternoon.
Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center confirmed Sunday morning that the boy had died. Witnesses told police the child was struck by a late 1990s silver or grey Pontiac Grand Am, Grand Prix or Chevrolet Malibu.
Anyone with information is urged to call police.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri counties will be allowed to approve ordinances enacting burn bans when the state fire marshal determines doing so would be appropriate.
Gov. Jay Nixon signed into law broad legislation that included the burn ban issue.
Burn bans approved by counties could carry a penalty of up to one year in jail for any violations. Burn bans also could prohibit use of skyrockets and missiles but not other consumer fireworks.
Republican House member Donna Lichtenegger, of Jackson, sponsored the legislation. She says allowing county officials to enforce a ban on burning is an important safety step - particularly during droughts.
The legislation takes effect Aug. 28.
A West St. Louis County road is closing for the rest of the summer to make way for a new bridge. Starting today, Mason Road about a mile and half south of Olive Blvd will be closed until Labor Day. During that time workers will be repairing the bridge that crosses Turtle Creek. On a typical weekday, almost 6,000 drivers use the bridge. The cost of the project is estimated to be $275,000. Drivers are being advised to use Highway 141 to either Olive or Ladue as an alternative route.
Drunken taxicab riders who make a mess in the backseat could soon be charged with a clean-up fee. According to the Post-Dispatch, the St. Louis Metropolitan Taxicab Commission is considering a "vomit clean-up fee" for people who "soil the interior of a taxicab with bodily fluids or solids." The Taxicab Commission is looking to follow the lead of other large cities that charge a clean-up fee, such as Chicago which charges $50, and Austin, TX, which has a $100 fee.