Tuesday, 14 January 2014 13:31 Published in Local News
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois woman who was accused in 2011 of providing the heroin that killed her boyfriend and another man is on trial on charges that she injected a woman with a non-fatal overdose of the drug.
Jury selection began Tuesday for 29-year-old Angella Halliday's Madison County trial on an aggravated battery count linked to last summer's overdose of a Wood River woman who later was revived by paramedics.
Halliday was charged with two counts of drug-induced homicide in 2011 for allegedly providing the heroin that killed a Worden man and her boyfriend weeks apart.
Prosecutors dropped the homicide charges in 2012 after Halliday pleaded guilty to a drug count. She was sentenced to four years in prison but was released on parole in May of last year.
UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) - Music legend Chuck Berry says he has no plans to retire.
The 87-year-old rock `n' roll legend will make his 200th performance on Wednesday at a Missouri night club where he's been performing for nearly two decades. He says he hopes to make it another 200 shows.
Berry's hit songs include "Johnny B. Goode," "Roll Over Beethoven" and "Sweet Little Sixteen." The St. Louis native has been performing at the Blueberry Hill night club in University City since 1996.
Berry said in October 2012 that his singing days had passed. But he told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that performing is in his genes.
He says he's thankful for each day, has no plans to retire and will keep going "for as long as the big man upstairs allows."
Tuesday, 14 January 2014 11:33 Published in Local News
ST. LOUIS (AP) - U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri is demanding answers about why a Southwest Airlines jet landed at the wrong airport.
Southwest Flight 4013 was traveling from Chicago's Midway Airport to Branson Airport Sunday evening. It landed instead about seven miles away at Taney County Airport, with a runway about half the size of Branson's.
No one was hurt but a passenger told The Associated Press the landing was abrupt.
Blunt, a Republican from southwest Missouri, sent a letter Tuesday to Federal Aviation Administration administrator Michael Huerta urging a complete and thorough investigation.
The National Transportation safety Board is also investigating the incident. The NTSB says it will analyze the flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder. NTSB investigators plan to interview crew this week.