Students are being dismissed from Confluence Academy after a threat was made against the school today.
Police are investigating the threat. Fox 2 reports that the school is not on lock-down but classes were let out early. The threat was at the schools campus at 3112 Meramec.
ALTON, Ill.-- AP -- An Alton attorney is free on bond after being accused of growing marijuana in the basement of a home he owns.
Prosecutors in Madison County on Monday charged 56-year-old Bradford Hunt with two felony counts of unlawful production of marijuana plants and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of marijuana.
The (Alton) Telegraph says police investigating a reported burglary at the house found two dozen marijuana plants in the basement, along with equipment used to grow the drug.
Hunt’s home telephone has been disconnected, and calls to his office on Tuesday morning went unanswered. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.
A quick traffic note. IDOT will close the McKinley Bridge this weekend.
Crews will close the bridge starting Friday at 10 PM. They will be cleaning the bridge's driving surface and applying a deck sealant. All work should be complete by 5 AM on Monday.
Three environmental groups are joining forces and calling for the protection of Missouri's waterways. The Sierra Club, the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, and the Labadie Environmental Organization met near the banks of the Mississippi Tuesday morning. They are all worried about toxic landfills that lie in flood plains near the Mississippi, Missouri and Meramec Rivers. Among their concerns is a proposal by Ameren to build a coal-ash landfill near the Labadie power plant in Franklin County.
Tonight in Union, Missouri, The Missouri Public Service Commission is holding a hearing about Ameren's proposal to build that coal-ash landfill. That meeting is at East Central College at 6:00pm.
In related news, the EPA will host a meeting at Pattonville High School tonight to discuss the results of a radiological detecting airplane that flew over the West Lake Landfill in March. The EPA will also discuss the results from groundwater testing conducted in April.