Two dogs are dead after police say they were thrown from a moving SUV yesterday. Police got the call around 2:30 Monday morning saying two dogs were tossed from a Ford Expedition onto Interstate 255. It happened near Route 15 in Alorton. According to the Post-Dispatch, the trooper who handled the call said the dogs were young, not puppies, but probably adolescent dogs. The trooper said the dogs were unrecognizable and he was unable to make out the breed. One of the dogs had a collar, but neither of them had tags. Police say The crime would be cruelty to animals. Anyone with information on the case should call 618-346-3627.
Heavy rains mean more flooding is possible along the St. Louis riverfront. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for the Mississippi river from Alton to Chester. Weather Service officials say flood warning is the result of heavy rainfall across upstream portions of the basin over the past 48 hours. The river is forecast to rise above flood stage late thursday night and continue rising to near 32.1 feet saturday morning, additional rises are likely thereafter.
Farmers' market merchants and roadside vendors in Missouri can now sell eggs more easily directly to consumers. The state Department of Agriculture has lessened licensing requirements for such businesses. Those who sell eggs directly to consumers now only need a $5 retail license.
A Tony Award-winning Broadway producer will join the St. Louis Walk of Fame next month.
Native St. Louisan Rocco Landesman will receive a star on the Walk of Fame at the University City Loop on June 11th.
Landesman just finished a term as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A man described by authorities as a serial bank robber has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Prosecutors say 39-year-old Timothy Shaw robbed admitted robbing five St. Louis banks between September 2010 and March 2011. He used a BB gun in the crimes and got away with a total of about $15,000.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/115ljOG ) reports that Shaw was suspected of robbing more than 20 banks. He pleaded guilty to five counts of first-degree robbery and four counts of armed criminal action in February, and was sentenced Friday.
A family already grieving over the loss of a loved one is now grieving after his personal belongings were taken from a south city funeral home.
Leslie Granadillo had died May 21st after a five year battle with prostate cancer.
When his family went to retrieve the items from Kutis Funeral Home on Gravois, they learned that the mementos had mistakenly been given to someone else.
St. Louis police are investigating, but Granadillo's sister-in-law, Christy Roberts says the family isn't interested in filing charges. They just want the mementos back for Granadillo's two young sons.
"It means nothing to you and has no monetary value," Roberts said. "Just bring it back. Bring it here. Bring it, you know, to someplace public so we can get it back, because we just want it for them."
The missing items include a memory book, a lock of hair, medallions that said loving father, loving husband and a cross. Granadillo's family is asking everyone in the area to check dumpsters and trash cans for the items as well.
Four people are nursing bumps and bruises after the second story deck they were sitting on collapsed during a Memorial Day gathering.
It happened about 1:30 Monday afternoon at a condominium on Sandlewood Creek Court in Wildwood. Officials say there were problems with the strength of the balcony.
Metro West Fire responded to the incident. Fire Captain Jeff Haefer says his Fire Marshall and others are working with various property owners to prevent future accidents. "There is a collaborative effort between our fire bureau and the property owners," Haefer said. It's "to determine safety issues and point out those things to prevent this from happening again."
Chief Haefer says its fortunate that no one was seriously injured in the incident Monday.
Charges are filed against the former police officer who shot a man during an argument last night.
James Little faces several charges including 1st degree murder for shooting and killing Will Dupree. St. Louis Police say Little was dropping his child off at the home of the child's mother. That is when Little and Dupree started arguing. The incident escalated and Little allegedly shot Dupree several times.
Dupree was pronounced dead that scene. Little once served as a police officer, but left the force in 2007.
A scary Memorial Day for one elderly north St. Louis resident.
Around 10 this morning, a car crashed through the front wall of a 72-year-old woman's home. Two passengers in the car were injured, but the homeowner was uninjured. KSDK reports that rescue crews noticed the smell of natural gas and Laclede Gas employees shut off the home's supply.
The home has been deemed uninhabitable by city officials and the woman will have to stay with her daughter while repairs are performed. No word on why the car lost control and hit the house.