St. Louis Deputy Marshal Charged For Courthouse Shooting Threats; Audio ExcerptAn armed deputy marshal at the city municipal court building in downtown St. Louis is charged with planning a mass shooting. Deputy marshal Christopher McDonald, 48, is charged with a Class D felony of making a terrorist threat, reports KMOX’s Kevin Killeen.
Plans Underway For New I-270 Bridge Over Mississippi River; Audio ExcerptPlans to replace the I-270 Chain of Rocks bridge over the Mississippi River are in the very early stages. Karen Geldert, senior project studies engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), says the fifty-year-old bridge is too old, too narrow, and too dangerous.
Saint Louis University To Conduct Zika Research; Audio ExcerptSaint Louis University vaccine researchers have received $1.3 million in federal funding to study Zika. It is part of a multi-site study funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health.
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Sparo Labs Gets FDA Clearance For Device To Help Asthma Patients; Audio ExcerptSparo Labs Co-founders Andrew Brimer and Abigail Cohen have brought their startup to a crucial stage in its development. Its Wing device and companion app received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to market in the U.S. an over-the-counter tool to help asthma patients measure daily lung function, according to a company statement.
FDA Warns Against Eating Raw Dough Amid E. Coli Fears; Audio ExcerptIn a warning that’s sure to disappoint many who enjoy sneaking a taste of cookie dough, the federal Food and Drug Administration says people shouldn’t eat raw dough or batter of any kind due to an ongoing outbreak of illnesses related to a strain of E. coli bacteria found in some batches of flour.