A multi-vehicle accident this morning along I-55 caused some headaches for drivers. Emergency crews responded around 8:30 near I-55 and Lindbergh in Jefferson County.
KMOV-TV reports a truck hauling a trailer ran off the road and overturned in a ditch. Another vehicle then came to rest on its side. All northbound lanes of I-55 were completely shut down. One person suffered minor injuries.
A lawmaker from University City wants gun owners to give up their semi-automatic weapons. It's part of a bill introduced by democratic state representative Rory Ellinger.
Owning an assault weapon in Missouri would be illegal under the democrat's bill.
Ellinger filed a bill this week that would require gun owners to give up their semi-automatic weapons within 90 days of the measure's passage. Failure to surrender an assault weapon would result in a felony charge.
It would also be illegal to manufacture or import such weapons in the state. The measure would exempt state and federal law enforcement from the ban.
It's unlikely the Republican-led Legislature will act on it.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District is working to increase diversity among its contractors and those who work for the contractors. In a recent settlement agreement stemming from a 2007 lawsuit, MSD is required to spend $4.7 billion over the next 23 years to implement sewer improvements throughout the city and county. Currently, MSD's goal for the project is to award 25% of its construction workforce for contracts to minority owned businesses. A recent disparity study suggested the company increase that number to 30%. The bidding process for contracts starts this spring.
New details emerging after a deadly confrontation between a homeowner and a young man in south city.
It happened around 1:30 this morning (Friday) at a home on Tennessee and Winnebago, just south of Gravois Park. Police say the homeowner saw a young man in his backyard, went to investigate, then shot the intruder, who has now been identified as 15-year-old Demetrius Murphy. Police say Murphy was with a 17-year-old male at the time, and the two were in the process of burglarizing the victim's home. Under Missouri law, the 17-year-old could now face murder charges, since a person was killed during the attempted burglary. Police say the homeowner's actions appeared to be justified.