The Cardinals have recalled two pitchers from AAA before the series finale against the Dodgers tonight. Right hander Carlos Martinez and lefty Sam Freeman will join the big while Keith Butler and Brock Peterson have been optioned to Memphis. Martinez is up for the 3rd time this season, with all of his appearances coming in a relief role. He's struck out 11 batters in just over 11 innings and was the Cardinals Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June. Freeman has gone 7-2 with a 2.95 ERA in 44 games at Memphis.
The St. Louis-based Humane Society's Disaster Response Team arrived in Waynesville Wednesday with a trailer that can temporarily house up to 100 animals.
As of last night, there were 35 dogs, 10 cats and a rabbit owned by people displaced by flooding. The Humane Society also agreed to take 15 adoptable dogs from the Waynesville shelter, opening space to temporarily house pets owned by those affected by flooding.
The stray dogs will be brought to St. Louis and made available for adoption.
SAUGET, Ill. (AP) - Illinois and federal agencies are assessing pollution on 380 acres in three southwestern Illinois suburbs.
Workers are also trying to determine whether companies that once owned the properties should pay the tens of millions of dollars in cleanup costs.
The Belleville News-Democrat says the 11 sites in Sauget, Cahokia and East St. Louis were used for decades for waste disposal.
Federal efforts to clean parts of the properties have been ongoing since at least 1995. The land is being proposed for a national priorities cleanup list, which may draw federal money.
Tom Heavisides works with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources. He says officials have been addressing human health risks involving the sites. And the state says the pollution may be responsible for deformed animals and fish kills.
475 new students from the Normandy school district are attending classes some 20 miles from their school they used to attend.
The new students began boarding buses as early as 6 a.m. today. The transfers are the result of a Missouri Supreme Court ruling five weeks ago that allowed students in unaccredited districts to transfer to better performing schools.
Sheri Wilson has two daughters currently at Francis Howell Central High and tells KTRS News, "My girls are open-hearted and they don't see this as any different as any other child transferring in from any other school so they're looking forward to it."
All but one bus made it on time after going to the wrong high school. Students were taken to Francis Howell High instead of Francis Howell Central High and arrived 40 minutes late.