St. Louis restaurateur Jim Mattingly is being remembered fondly by friends, family and customers after dying suddenly Sunday morning of an apparent heart attack. Mattingly was 64 years old.
The north county native founded the popular Mattingly's Restaurant in Florissant with his mother in 1971. A second location was later opened in St. Charles.
The public visitation will be held at Hutchens Mortyary on Graham road Wednesday from 1:00-9:00 p.m. A funeral service at North County Community Church Thursday at 10:00 am.
The family is asking that instead of flowers, donations be made in Mattingly's memory to the Greater St. Louis Area Major Case Squad, 700 North 5th Street, Belleville, IL 62220.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - An environmental group is heading to court in another attempt to overturn the way Missouri officials have implemented a 2008 ballot initiative about renewable energy.
The initiative requires investor-owned utilities to tap renewable energy sources for at least 5 percent of their electricity by 2014, with that amount gradually rising to 15 percent by 2021.
In 2011, the Legislature blocked part of an administrative rule that would have required the electricity from renewable energy sources to be produced or sold in Missouri. The result is that utilities have been able to purchase credits for renewable energy produced by others.
A lawsuit filed this past week on behalf of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment challenges the legal basis for the Legislature's action.
There's good news for I-70 drivers. The Blanchette Bridge is back to five lanes in each direction.
MoDOT reports that crews finished work well ahead of this morning's deadline, opening all lanes on both spans Saturday.
Transportation officials say drivers should expect occasional lane closures middays and overnight as crews finish work on the underside of the bridge structure.
The bulk of the work on the $64 million project has been completed two months ahead of schedule.