St. Louis Police Sergeant David Bonenberger is speaking out about his reverse discrimination lawsuit victory against the St. Louis Police Department.
Bonenberger was awarded $620,000 in punitive damages after he was passed over for a department job. He said supervisors told him he shouldn't bother applying for the position, because it was going to be awarded to a black female.
After three years of court battle, Bonenberger says he's happy to have the incident behind him. "Absolute relief it's finally over and I have finally be vindicated," says Bonenberger. "All along their contention was that I was a dishonest liar, fabricating the entire thing."
Bonenberger says he is absolutely concerned about retaliation from within the department, but he has no plans on leaving.
St. Louis did not make a good impression on a pair of brothers driving through the city on a road trip.
The two men say they their car was broken into. Around 3 AM the pair from Michigan decided to park their car and walk to the Arch to get some pictures. As they returned to their car, they saw two men in the car. The suspects ran out of the car and into their own vehicle. As one of the brothers tried to write down their license plate, a suspect fired several shots into the air. One of the bullets hit a window in the nearby Hyatt Hotel. No one was injured.
The brothers say the suspects stole a cell phone charger, wallet, and computer.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois officials say this year's state fair had the highest attendance levels in more than a decade.
The governor's office says Thursday that more than 961,000 people attended the fair during its 11-day run this month.
That's up almost 5 percent from last year and the highest since 2002, when 1.2 million people went through the fair's gates.
Ticket sales for concerts at the fair's Grandstand topped $2 million, up more than 29 percent from last year to a new record. More than 53,000 fans attended concerts at this year's fair. The most popular performance was by country musician Toby Keith.
The fair ended Aug. 18.