Another business is closing up shop in the St. Louis Area. KSDK-TV reports that the Coca-Cola production facility in Maryland Heights will close permanently March 28th.
Maryland Heights Mayor Mike Moeller tells the station the closure will affect about 100 employees. Most of them are production workers and maintenance mechanics.
Moeller says Coke is indicating the displaced workers will be offered jobs at other facilities, training for new positions, or a severance package.
Doctors are still trying to determine what caused three young children to become sick inside their Hazelwood home.
Authorities say the children's babysitter called 9-1-1 Thursday afternoon when she had trouble waking the children, ages two, three and four. Firefighters pulled the children from the home on Tamma Lane and rushed them to DePaul Hospital.
Just what made them sick is still a mystery. Firefighters checked the home for carbon monoxide leaks, but found none. Initial toxicology tests also gave no clues.
The children were later airlifted to Cardinal Glennon Children's Hospital for more extensive testing. Hazelwood police say they're being told the children are expected to recover.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says the state's highways are the safest they have been in the last 60 years.
A Highway Patrol spokesman says traffic fatalities were 754 last year--the total will not be official until February 1.
The same Trooper said nearly two-thirds off all deaths involved occupants who were not wearing seat belts.
The drug dealer at the center of the St. Clair County court scandal, is headed to prison.
Sean McGilvery was sentenced to 10 years in prison Thursday. McGilvery pleaded guilty to selling heroin last year and said that then-judge Michael Cook was a regular customer. Court documents say that Cook stopped by McGilvery's house almost every day to pick up heroin. Cook admitted to drug charges and will be sentenced next month.
Another Judge, Joe Christ, died of a cocaine overdose at a cabin owned by Cook in March.