Another group of Missouri veterans are back home after a successful day trip to visit Washington, DC. Tuesday's "Honor Flight" carried 25 veterans of World War II and the Korean War.
Those organizing the flights had again been concerned that the government shutdown might keep the vets from visiting the federal memorials, but again they were granted access. Missouri Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt welcomed the veterans in DC, along with Congresswoman Ann Wagner.
All federal monuments in Washington, DC are closed to the general public because of the federal shutdown, but the National Parks Service has stipulated that the vets will be allowed to visit the memorials despite the shutdown.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Humane Society of Missouri is seeking information about a severely injured dog left outside its St. Louis headquarters this past weekend.
The female Dalmatian mix was abandoned early Saturday outside the organization's Macklind Avenue offices. The dog's right paw had been chewed off and skin and tissue licked off its rear left paw, exposing bone. Its rear legs were infected with gangrene. The injuries were severe enough that the dog was euthanized.
The society is offering a $1,000 reward for information about the injured animal. It operates an animal cruelty hotline at (314) 647-4400.
Police investigating a truck at the scene of a double shooting in north St. Louis.
Fox 2 reports that a man and a woman have been shot near the intersection of Kingshighway and San Francisco. Officers are searching a silver pick-up truck in a Meineke parking lot.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - People whose Missouri homes and businesses were damaged by floods and strong storms in August now can qualify for federal low-interest loans.
The U.S. Small Business Administration on Tuesday approved disaster aid for Pulaski and Taney counties, as well as their neighboring counties of Camden, Christian, Douglas, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Ozark, Phelps, Stone and Texas. The aid is for damage that occurred from Aug. 2-14.
Homeowners can get loans of up to $200,000 for their real estate, and owners and renters can get loans of up to $40,000 to repair or replace damaged personal property. Businesses and nonprofit groups can get loans of up to $2 million.
President Barack Obama previously approved federal aid for public entities in 18 Missouri counties but denied a disaster declaration for individual assistance.