CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A 21-year-old St. Louis County woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly driving drunk when the car she was driving struck and killed her boyfriend.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Rachel Collier of Overland is charged with involuntary manslaughter and driving while intoxicated.
The accident on April 28 killed 26-year-old Desmond Edwards. Police say the couple had been drinking and arguing inside the car. Court documents indicate that when Edwards got out, Collier moved to the driver's seat, started the car and began driving.
She told police that she was going too fast and didn't see Edwards when she hit him.
Collier is jailed on $75,000 bond.
Crews still on the scene of a fire at a south St. Louis County recycling center.
Fire officials closed down an exit from I-55 to Bayless so they could battle the flames. At its peak, the the fire was a four alarm blaze. Workers evacuated the facility.
No word on any injuries and still no word on what started the fire.
Police in Centerville say three men were injured after being shot outside the Ernest Smith Housing Complex this morning. Detectives received a call just before 3 o'clock reporting shots fired. The men were allegedly involved in a dice game earlier in the night when a fight broke out. About an hour-and-a-half after the fight, at least one suspect returned to settle the score. Police say it is unclear how many suspects were involved. The injuries are not considered life threatening.
St. Louis County Police are asking for your help in finding a person involved in two robberies. One of the robberies took place in Delwood at the Advanced America Cash Loans store. That's where the unknown male displayed a gun before forcing a female employee to open the business's safe. He then peppered sprayed the woman and fled. The suspect is being described as a black male in his 20's, wearing a red, black and white striped shirt with black pants, black tennis shoes and wearing a red baseball cap. The second robbery took place at Missouri Payday Loans where again the suspect used pepper spray to demand money before fleeing on foot. Pictures of the suspect can be found on our website at KTRS.com
A move to the SEC has not only raised Mizzou's national profile, but it's raised the bottom line of the local economy as well. A new study done by graduate students at university's College of Business shows a $41 million dollar increase in total the economic effect from athletics. The study estimates the school pumped $188 million into the region during the 2012-2013 season.
Services for 7 year old Willow Long will be held in her hometown of Watson, Illinois on Monday. The funeral is scheduled for 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church. A visitation is scheduled to take place Saturday at the Hearts Rock Cafe in Effingham High School from 5 to 9 p.m. Willow's uncle, 22 year old Justin DeRyke, was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder. Prosecutors say he told investigators he killed his niece to end her suffering after she accidentally fell onto a brush pile and pierced her neck with a stick. DeRyke is being held on $5 million bond and hiring an attorney. He's set to appear again in court next Thursday.
Construction will cause delays for Interstate 64 drivers in Chesterfield Valley overnight Saturday. Crews will be setting bridge girders for the new ramp from Chesterfield Airport Road to westbound I-64.
Transportation officials say lane closures will start in the eastbound direction at 8:00 p.m. Saturday. And then move to the westbound lanes. The highway will be narrowed to just one lane to allow crews to work. All traffic will be halted for 15 minute intervals while the bridge girders are set into place.
All lanes should be open by 9:00 a.m. Sunday.
The company that's taking over Ameren's coal-fired power plants in Illinois wants to take over their 5 year pollution waiver as well.
Dynegy Inc. agreed to acquire the plants six months after the Illinois Pollution Control Board granted a variance giving Ameren more time to meet stricter air pollution limits at their central and southern Illinois plants.
Ameren and Dynegy are expected to argue that the subsidiary formed to acquire the plants can't afford the costly pollution controls in a depressed power market, and would have to close some plants if a waiver isn't granted.
Several St. Peters residents are calling for their alderman to resign after he was charged with marijuana possession. Alderman Tommy Roberts was charged after St. Peters police found marijuana in his home August 7th.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that about a half-dozen residents called for Roberts resignation at Thursday night's meeting of the Board of Aldermen. None of the aldermen responded to the comments last night.
Roberts, who has Hodgkin's lymphoma, a form of cancer, said shortly after his arrest that the marijuana possession was "a medical issue."
Some St. Peters homeowners are upset after a controversial cell phone tower was approved by the Board of Aldermen on a 6-2 vote Thursday night.
It was the second time St. Charles Tower had applied for a special use permit to build a 90 -foot tower in the 700 block of Jungerman Road. The first time, the permit was denied because of it's proximity to a daycare.
But that was before Missouri's new Uniform Wireless Communications Infrastructure Deployment Act, which took affect at the end of August. The legislation makes it more difficult for local communities to block cell tower construction.