It's unclear when or if Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls will be executed.
The U.S. Supreme Court has granted him a stay of execution. Justice Samuel Alito signed the order and it was sent out Tuesday night, just hours before Smulls midnight execution date.
The 56 year old was convicted of killing a St. Louis County jeweler and badly injuring his wife during a 1991 robbery. His juvenile accomplice, now 37, is serving a life sentence.
Smulls' lawyer says the stay is temporary while the high court reviews the case. She had made last-minute pleas to spare Smulls' life, focusing on Smulls "due process" rights, since he still has appeals pending that challenge Missouri's execution method. Attorney Cheryl Pilate is arguing that Missouri's refusal to disclose the name of the compounding pharmacy that makes the pentobarbitol used in executions makes it impossible for Smulls' advocates to know whether it could cause pain and suffering.
Earlier on Tuesday, Pilate revealed the name of the company she believes is making the drug. She told The Associated Press that her research indicates the drug is made by The Apothecary Shoppe, based in Tulsa, Okla. She says an Oklahoma City-based lab tested the drug.
It has been so cold, you probably have not been thinking about your first trip to an amusement park this summer yet.
But at Six Flags, they are preparing for the 2014 season. The seasonal employer is preparing for a pair of job fairs, during which they hope to fill more than 2,500 jobs. Positions are for anything from entry level to seasonal management.
The job fairs will be held Feb. 1 and 15, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the human resources office. Applicants can apply ahead of time on the Six Flags website.
A note for drivers in the Brentwood area today and tonight.
A broken water main has shut down one lane of Eager Road in each direction between Hanley Road and I-170. The closures will stay in place through rush hour tonight. The affected area handles around 25,000 vehicles a day. Drivers are encouraged to find an alternate route.
The road is expected to be open by Wednesday morning rush.
St. Louis police are investigating the city's fourteenth homicide of the year.
Officers say 21-year-old Erick Burney was walking in the 1500 block of Montgomery in North St. Louis on Monday afternoon, when a driver pulled up alongside him. Investigators say someone inside the car started shooting. Burney was hit multiple times and died at the hospital.
No information on a suspect has been released.
A tragic afternoon for a Franklin County family.
Police are investigating after an 8-year-old boy died on a school bus Monday afternoon. Investigators say Bradley Voss collapsed on the bus around 3:45 yesterday. The bus driver performed CPR until emergency crews arrived. Voss was taken to the hospital where he died. School officials say the boy showed no signs of illness through the day before he collapsed.
No foul play is suspected in the death and an autopsy is planned.