Residents might notice a stronger stench from the Bridgeton Landfill while crews complete a repair.
A fire broke out at the landfill on Sunday because of a broken pipe. The fire sent smoke billowing into the air and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources had to be called in to test air quality.
Crews are now at work replacing a sump pump. Landfill officials say a stronger odor could be present until work is complete.
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - Officials with the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, or DESE are due to make recommendations on how to improve failing school districts today. Officials have been examining six proposals.
One plan continues the current system of allowing students to transfer out of failing districts with the district footing the bill. Another proposal would allow students to transfer to better schools inside their own district. And yet another plan would eliminate failing districts and allow them to become independent.
It may not feel like it quite yet, but campers and boaters planning ahead may need to know the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is considering closing another campsite on Table Rock Lake.
The corps announced Monday that the Viney Creek Recreation Area near Golden, Mo. is the targeted site. Lake manager Greg Oller says federal funding for Table Rock was reduced $600,000 this year. The rec area faces a problem in that it doesn't have a commercial marina. Viney Creek does offer campsites, a playground area and swimming area.
Oller says boaters will have seven other nearby public areas to use to gain access to Table Rock Lake.
A Missouri House committee is considering a bill that would make last month's visit by a TV reporter to Kirkwood High School a felony. The KSDK reporter's visit prompted a lockdown after he wandered off unescorted and school administrators were unable to reach the TV station to verify he was working on a story about school security.
The bill's sponsor Richmond Heights Democrat Stacey Newman tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that information about school security needs to be private to ensure that procedures are effective.
But not everyone on the Crime Prevention and Public Safety Committee agrees. Kansas City Democrat Brandon Ellington says it would be passing a bill to stop people from exposing the holes in a system that shouldn't have holes.
The station has apologized for the incident.