A series of meeting start tomorrow. The purpose? To allow the public to discuss the feasibility of a city-county merger.
A press conference is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 PM at the Cheshire Inn and will feature Mayor Francis Slay and County Executive Charlie Dooley. The group hosting the mmetings is Better Together. They describe themselves as a non-partisan effort to collect information on a possible merger.
St. Louis City and County have had separate governments since 1876, that is when the city broke away from the county. Better Together's sponsored meetings will run for the next 16 months.
St. Louis turns out to be a golden place to spend your golden years.
According to Livability.com, St. Louis is the second-best city to retire to in the country. Only Cincinnati ranks above St. Louis. The city earns praise for excellent health care, parks, and age and cultural diversity.
The Salvation Army joins the growing list of organizations providing aid in areas hit by yesterday's tornadoes.
Canteen trucks were sent to several places, including New Minden, Illinois. The canteen is used to serve hot meals to first responders while rescue and recovery efforts continue. You can donate money to the Salvation Army by texting STORM to 80888 and then reply YES to the confirmation to finalize the donation.
You can also donate at: http://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/usc/2013-storms
ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has refused to halt the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime in Missouri a "cowardly and calculated shooting."
Nixon's office announced the decision Monday afternoon.
Franklin is scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing 42-year-old Gerald Gordon in a sniper attack outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977. It was one of as many as 20 killings committed by Franklin, who targeted blacks and Jews in a cross-country killing spree from 1977 to 1980. He was convicted of seven other murders but the Missouri case was the only one resulting in a death sentence.
The execution would be the first in Missouri in nearly three years and the first ever in the state to use a single execution drug, the sedative pentobarbital.