A 34 year old St. Louis man is facing charges for a hit-and-run accident that sent a pregnant woman and her six year old son to the hospital Monday night.
Police say the 23 year old woman and her son were crossing the street near Natural Bridge and North Grand a little after 10:00 p.m. when they were struck. Both were seriously injured. The woman is eight months pregnant, but her unborn child appears to be unharmed.
Menkara Rahman is now charged with leaving that accident scene. He's jailed on a $35,000 cash-only bond.
Police are looking for a 94 year old St. Peters woman who disappeared Wednesday afternoon.
Police say Ellen McCurter left her home in the first block of El Dorado Drive to go to a grocery store off Mid Rivers Mall Drive about 4 p.m. and hasn't been seen since. McCurter was last seen driving away in her silver 2002 Chrysler Town and Country van with Missouri handicapped plates: A-G-3-9-G.
Her family tells police she doesn't have any special medical issues or a history of wandering.
Anyone with information is asked to call St. Peters Police at 636-278-2222.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois transit advocates are proposing a plan to fix the state's deteriorating roads through a new tax that would raise the price at the gas pump, The Associated Press has learned.
The Transportation for Illinois Coalition says the $800 million dollar a year plan is necessary to get a toehold on needed repairs to roads, bridges and rails.
The influential group is pushing legislation to replace the current 19 cents per gallon motor fuel tax with a 9.5 percent wholesale tax. It would add about 14 cents to today's price of a gallon of gas.
Coalition co-chairman Doug Whitley laid out the plan for the AP in advance of making it public.
The proposal would also increase vehicle licensing fees.
Bill Fleishli of the Illinois Petroleum Marketers Association says the fuel tax would hurt business.