Thursday, March 5: Morning's Newz


Clooney chaos continues in St. Louis! The actor and crew filmed parts of "Up in the Air" last night in a downtown office building.

In other news...St. Charles police have busted several bars on the city's historic Main Street for serving underage patrons. Bouncers routinely allowed a 19-year-old police informant to enter nightclubs without checking her ID. Across the other river, in East St. Louis, police are investigating the burglary of the home of the late choreographer Katherine Dunham. Thieves somehow made off with a bed and refrigerator.

St. Louis City voters, meanwhile, apparently elected their first openly gay alderman in Tuesday's primary when Shane Cohn beat a crowded field to represent south city's 25th Ward.
Also in south city ... it's been a rocky honeymoon for InBev and Anheuser-Busch. The combined company saw a 95 percent drop in profit following its fourth-quarter marriage last year. CEO Carlos Britto says AB-Inbev execs won't get bonuses this year. Pobrecito!

In sports, the Mizzou Tigers defeated the #5 team in the nation, the Oklahoma Sooners, in a fast and frenzied game in Columbia. The victory should land the Tigers a decent birth in this month's NCAA tourney.