It will cost you more to park at Missouri’s busiest airport in the near future. Fees at Lambert-St. Louis Airport are going up, and an airport spokesman says the fees for shuttles, limousines and taxis will also go up for the first time in 14 years. However, before it happens the St. Louis Board of Aldermen must approve the fees.
Despite recent rains, the Mississippi River is still very low. So low, in fact, that a long-lost riverboat wreck has been exposed. Several people looking for driftwood found the partially-exposed stern–now they’re trying to find out which riverboat it is, and when it sank.
The question of whether an adult-themed store in the Jefferson County town of Pevely should stay in business has come before a federal judge. Owners call Pure Pleasure Boutique a “novelty shop”; despite that, the city denied the store a business license two years ago. Earlier, they received a judge’s order allowing them to open the store.
An Englishman raising money for breast cancer awareness has finished a one-thousand-and-four-mile swim down the Missouri River, from Chamberlin, South Dakota to St. Louis. Dave Cornthwaite began the swim on August 10th in order to raise about 150-thousand dollars for the breast cancer charity CoppaFeel, founded by a friend of his who was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 23.
Senate candidate Todd Akin says online donations for his campaign have topped one-million dollars. His report on total campaign donations and expenditures will be released next week.
Incumbent Claire McCaskill says she raised almost six million dollars in the last quarter.