The St. Louis Department of Health is stepping up to offer flu shots for some Medicare recipients.
The city is providing the shots for four days at 1520 Market Street to anyone who uses Medicare Part B. The shots are available from 9 AM to noon this Thursday and Friday, and again on Monday and Wednesday.
More information available by calling the Department of Health at (314)-657-1568.
Lambert-St. Louis International Airport recorded a dip in passenger activity for 2013. The decrease was about one percent overall, or a drop off of about 112-thousand passengers.
The airport did serve over 12.5 million passengers last year. Lambert reported a positive finish to 2013 with an increase in passenger travel of nearly 2.5 percent in December.
That was a rebound after November saw the biggest monthly drop in passenger travel for the year. For 2013, Southwest Airlines remained the top carrier with a nearly 49 percent market share.
American is Lambert’s second biggest carrier with about a 15-percent share of the market.
There's an ill wind blowing at the new St. Louis County Police crime lab. Literally.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says the new ventilation system is delivering "hurricane-like" gales and persistent dripping water that could contaminate evidence in criminal cases. Fitch tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that that hasn't happened yet, but the potential is there.
This is the second controversy for ventilation system. It was installed by SM Mechanical, a company owned by former police board chairman Gregory Sansone. The $3.7 million sub-contract led to an FBI investigation and Sansone's resignation from the board.
Public works officials and the contractor both say bugs like this are normal with new construction. The repairs are covered under warrantee.
The fate of Missouri death row inmate Herbert Smulls is in limbo. The 56 year old is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.
On Friday, a federal appeals court in St. Louis ruled 7-3 against death row inmates arguing that the state's use of an Oklahoma compounding pharmacy to make the lethal injection drug pentobarbital without disclosing the name of the pharmacy was unconstitutional.
Then on Monday, a federal judge in Kansas City denied Smulls request for a 60 day stay of execution so he can continue to appeal Missouri's execution method. His attorneys claim denying the stay violates his "due process" rights and they've appealed again.
Smulls has also asked Governor Jay Nixon for clemancy. A spokesman says the governor hasn't reached a decision yet.
Smulls was convicted of killing a Chesterfield jeweler during a 1992 robbery.