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.
A father and son who went missing along in the Pacific Palisades area earlier this month have been found safe. 36-year-old Michael Hill and his 16-year-old son David were recognized at a campground in Franklin County by somebody who saw their pictures in the news. The duo has since been removed from the endangered or missing persons advisory. Investigators say domestic issues were the motive behind their disappearance. No charges have been filed at this time.