General Motors can move forward on a proposed $380 million expansion of its plant in Wentzville, now that a union has approved local work rules for the plant. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that members of United Auto Workers Local 2250 approved the four-year local work rules contract on Thursday. GM has said the expansion will create up to 1,850 jobs for the region. GM plans to build a new mid-size pickup at Wentzville as part of the expansion.
Reporting by Alex Rusciano of WCBU was used in this report.
Updated at 5:08 p.m. with Associated Press information regarding appeal.
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria is withdrawing its fight to regain state-funded social service contracts. A circuit judge in Springfield recently ruled that the State Department of Children and Family Services can cancel its adoption and foster care contracts with Catholic Charities.
Demonstrators with the group OccupySTL are facing accusations of curfew violation after they were arrested in a downtown St. Louis park.
Police arrested the protesters about 12:20 a.m. Thursday at Kiener Plaza, more than two hours after the park's 10 p.m. curfew. Police spokeswoman Katie O'Sullivan says 10 were arrested, but Colleen Kelly of OccupySTL says the number was 11 because a homeless person who supports the movement was also arrested.
All but one of those arrested remained jailed by late morning Thursday.
St. Louis Blues Chairman Dave Checketts. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that Checketts has a reached a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer.
Report: Checketts reaches deal to sell majority stake in Blues
According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Dave Checketts has a verbal agreement to sell a majority stake in the St. Louis Blues to Chicago businessman Matthew Hulsizer. As part of the deal, Checketts could remain with the club in some capacity.