- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
No buyers found for landmark St. Louis steamboat
ST. CHARLES, Mo. -- A last-ditch effort to find someone to buy a landmark St. Louis steamboat has failed and the vessel is headed for the scrap heap.
An auction Saturday didn't bring any buyers for the Belle of the Night, a restaurant boat that operated in the 1970s and '80s on Laclede's Landing as Belle Angeline.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported the highest bid of $15,000 was not accepted, so the boat's equipment and fixtures will be sold Wednesday.
Items up for sale include a stained-glass light fixture from the original Golden Nugget casino in Las Vegas and a cabinet from one of Al Capone's speakeasies.
Many spectators at Saturday's auction came for the nostalgia rather than any interest in buying the four-deck-high barge built to look like a 19th-century paddle wheeler.
Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com