St. Louis County
In testimony today, Rice will seek to blame downtown’s homeless problem on the negligence of surrounding communities.
Those in favor of having the county take over have cited corruption and infighting in the city’s government as reasons. Those residents started a petition in July.
A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to five years in prison for shooting and paralyzing his 2-year-old son while loading a gun.
The St. Louis County Council has a copy of the budget and will have its first opportunity to vote on it next Tuesday.
St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch says the nearly 1,100 sex offenders in the county have to stay in tonight, leave their porch lights off, and post a sign saying the residence is not offering candy.
With 55 heroin deaths thus far this year in the county, Chief Tim Fitch wants officers equipped with a heroin antidote nasal spray they could use to revive overdose victims.
When first considered in 2011, one parish – St. Margaret Mary Alacoque in south St. Louis County – reported an alcohol ban would reduce annual revenue by $35,000 to $50,000.
“There are actually cabinets now where they use to secure electronics. Now they’re locking up baby formula.”
Only one new influenza case was reported this past week in St. Louis County, for a total of four since the middle of September.
The prescription drug take back program operated by the nonprofit group Missouri Prescription Pill and Drug Disposal is expanding.