Three people, including a St. Louis police officer are seriously injured after a Volkswagen slammed into a patrol car in Midtown last night. It happened about 9:30 at Washington and Compton. Police say a passenger car with three people inside had been driving erratically earlier in the evening. Police pursued the car, but had to stop to answer another call. A short time later, the car struck a different police car. One person climbed out of the passenger car and ran from the scene. The two other people in the car, and the 35-year-old police officer were all taken to the hospital. All three are listed in serious condition. Police are still looking for the 27-year-old person who fled.
Ellisville Mayor Adam Paul says he's ready to do the business of city governance. That's despite the fact that he has to work with some of the city council members who voted to impeach him in April. Last night was Paul's first city council meeting since a judge reinstated him Monday while his appeal to overturn the impeachment is reviewed. A crowd of supporters welcomed Paul back to office. As he took his seat, most of the crowd stood up and applauded him in support. After the meeting Paul said the city will be back in court this Friday trying to undo the ruling that put him back in office.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is inviting law enforcement, labor and business leaders to the White House to show they support an immigration overhaul.
The White House says Obama will speak Tuesday about the economic and national security benefits of a bipartisan bill. The first votes in the full Senate are scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Obama is highlighting the disparate groups that are backing the bill even though they've opposed each other on immigration in the past.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Tom Donahue will join Obama, as will AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. Democratic Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio and Bush-era Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez also will be on hand. Faith leaders will be represented as well.
The bill creates a path to citizenship for 11 million people in the U.S. illegally.