Heavy rains mean more flooding is possible along the St. Louis riverfront. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi river from Alton to Chester. Weather Service officials say flood warning is the result of heavy rainfall across upstream portions of the basin over the past 48 hours. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage late thursday night and continue rising to near 32.1 feet saturday morning, additional rises are likely thereafter.
Farmers' market merchants and roadside vendors in Missouri can now sell eggs more easily directly to consumers. The state Department of Agriculture has lessened licensing requirements for such businesses. Those who sell eggs directly to consumers now only need a $5 retail license.
A Tony Award-winning Broadway producer will join the St. Louis Walk of Fame next month.
Native St. Louisan Rocco Landesman will receive a star on the Walk of Fame at the University City Loop on June 11th.
Landesman just finished a term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man described by authorities as a serial bank robber has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Timothy Shaw robbed admitted robbing five St. Louis banks between September 2010 and March 2011. He used a BB gun in the crimes and got away with a total of about $15,000.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/115ljOG ) reports that Shaw was suspected of robbing more than 20 banks. He pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed criminal action in February, and was sentenced Friday.