St. Louis police are searching for a suspect after the director of catering at the Chase Park Plaza Hotel was shot to death while driving home. John Paulsen was on his way home early Sunday after a Saturday night wedding. Authorities say he was shot to death after pulling over his car in south St. Louis.
New details show a possible history of violence between 76-year-old Ivan Mullenix and his 69-year-old wife Mary Ann, who is now charged with stabbing her former husband to death last week in their west St. Louis County mansion. According to police reports, Mary Ann alleged her husband choked her and threw her to the ground during a fight last summer. In the same report, Ivan Mullenix claimed his wife had struck him in the face with an 8-pound dumbbell. Neither side decided to press charges. In the report obtained by the Post-Dispatch, police noted that Mary Ann was acting irrationally that night, and they included a "caution code" about her use of alcohol. Mary Ann is currently free of $50,000 bail. She's been required to wear an alcohol monitoring bracelet.
Tickets go on sale today for the 111th Missouri State Fair. The theme for this year's fair is "Chicks Dig It!", and it will be held August 8-18 in Sedalia, Missouri. The new Jumbo Passes are being sold exclusively at Walgreens stores though August 7. Prices are $45 per ticket, and those are good for four consecutive days of gate admissions and unlimited rides August 12-15. Single day ride tickets are $18.95. Full list of prices and events:
Aug. 8, $2 gate admission all day for ages 6 and older.
Aug. 11, free gate admission for active military, veterans and delayed recruits with appropriate I.D. and $1 gate admission for immediate family members.
Aug. 11-15, $5 gate admission after 5 p.m.
Aug. 15, free gate admission for women of all ages.
Aug. 18, $4 gate admission for ages 13 and older and $1 gate admission for ages 6-12.
Aug. 18, free gate admission for municipal, county and state law enforcement, Missouri firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics with appropriate I.D. and $1 gate admission for immediate family members.
Aug. 18, $15, or half price, carnival ride wristbands will be available at carnival ride ticket booths located on the midway.