Frances Levine is the new president of the Missouri History Museum.
The museum made the announcement today. Levine was the director of the New Mexico History Museum. Levine will receive annual compensation worth $260,000.
The Missouri History Museum’s previous president, Dr. Robert Archibald, stepped down in December 2012.
Some good news after a rough morning commute: MoDOT has opened many lanes on I-55 near Bayless.
The highway was closed for more than six hours after a collision between a tanker truck and a MoDOT plow. Authorities say the crash caused a fuel leak. Emergency responders used sandbags to keep the fuel from reaching a nearby creek.
Police have identified the man killed during a robbery Monday night.
Police say 28-year-old Randy Burgess and another man were sitting in a car North St. Louis last night. Just before 9 PM two suspects walked up to the car and demanded money from the men. The suspects shot into the vehicle, the driver of the car got out and ran away.
Burgess was hit twice and died at the scene. Police have not announced any suspects.
A report being released today says Illinois' plan to save 160-billion dollars ultimately won't make much of a dent in the state's growing deficits. The University of Illinois' Institute for Government and Public Affairs study says changes to the state's major public pension systems will eliminate their unfunded liability over the next 25 years, but the state's deficit will increase to $13 billion during that time. Institute researchers projected a $14 billion deficit - a $1 billion difference - if the state had not implemented pension reform. Institute Director Chris Mooney says the study was released as campaigns for the 2014 general election begin to heat up in order to make sure the state's fiscal crisis is addressed.