Group protests carriage rides in Tilles Park

(KTRS) – The festive mood at the annual “Winter Wonderland” light display in Tilles Park was disrupted Wednesday. The Post-Dispatch reports that passengers in horse-drawn carriages were greeted by supporters and protesters. Members of the St. Louis Animal Rights Team were there to mark two years since a horse named King, died while giving carriage…

US Steel contract deal won’t stop Granite City shutdown

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) – A tentative contract agreement between U.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers union won’t prevent the company from temporarily shutting down its Granite City plant. Local union official Dave Dowling tells the Belleville News-Democrat (bit.ly/1mfH9jD ) that the preliminary deal announced Saturday won’t affect the planned idling of the St.…

Audit faults municipal court fees in St. Ann, Foristell

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two small cities in suburban St. Louis have scrapped certain municipal court fees in response to critical state audits. Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday released audits of the Foristell and St. Ann courts. Her office found that Foristell, located in St. Charles and Warren counties, assessed a “potentially improper” $100…