Alex King http://news.stlpublicradio.org en What's going on with the Edward Jones Dome? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whats-going-edward-jones-dome <p>The St. Louis Rams and the city of St. Louis are currently in talks to upgrade the Edward Jones Dome to meet requirements in the current lease agreement. As Alex King tells us, no one is certain if the two sides will find common ground, or if the team and city will part ways.</p><p>The late 90s and early 2000s were the glory years for the Rams. They won one Super Bowl in 1999 and went back the following year losing to the New England Patriots. Since then things have gone downhill. The team has had trouble winning and new stadiums are being built around the NFL.</p> Fri, 11 May 2012 22:01:52 +0000 Alex King 3684 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org What's going on with the Edward Jones Dome? Morning headlines: Friday, May 4, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-may-4-2012 <p><strong>St. Louis to demolish plywood shacks near Mississippi River</strong></p><p>Demolition&nbsp;will begin&nbsp;Friday&nbsp;at a row of&nbsp;plywood shacks near the Mississippi River in St. Louis where 10&nbsp;homeless people have been evacuated.&nbsp;</p><p>It is the first of three riverfront encampments the city ordered&nbsp;shut down. St. Louis Human Services Director Bill Siedhoff has said that he hopes to have all&nbsp;three encampments cleared out by May 18 after reports of violent&nbsp;crime and rat infestation.</p> Fri, 04 May 2012 13:02:45 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3632 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, May 4, 2012 Morning headlines: Friday, April 27, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-27-2012 <p><strong>Rams trade down, draft Brockers</strong></p><p>The St. Louis Rams drafted LSU defensive tackle Michael Brockers in last night&#39;s first round of the NFL Draft.</p><p>The Rams traded back from the sixth pick to the number 14 pick with the Dallas Cowboys after the Jacksonville Jaguars traded up to the fifth pick to draft wide receiver Justin Blackmon. The Rams also got a second round pick from the Cowboys in the trade.</p> Fri, 27 Apr 2012 13:03:58 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3587 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 27, 2012 Morning headlines: Thursday, April 26, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-april-26-2012 <p><strong>Woman wins $6 million judgment against &quot;Girls Gone Wild&quot;</strong></p><p>A St. Louis judge in has awarded nearly $5.77 million to a woman who sued the makers of the &quot;Girls Gone Wild&quot; videos for using an image of her bare breasts without her consent.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/girls-gone-wild-orderd-to-pay-million-to-student-it/article_0bbb7adf-757b-53cb-90ce-124a459dd28d.html">St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports</a> the verdict from Judge John Garvey came down in March, after no one showed up for the defense.</p> Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:37:27 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, Alex King & The Associated Press 3574 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, April 26, 2012 MetroLink delays likely on Sunday due to station closures http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metrolink-delays-likely-sunday-due-station-closures <p>The St. Louis MetroLink will not operate trains between the Stadium and the 5th &amp; Missouri MetroLink stations on Sunday morning because of work on the overhead wires.</p><p>Bus shuttles will transport passengers every 20 minutes to the stations located between the Stadium and 5th &amp; Missouri MetroLink stations on Sunday until noon, with regular services resuming at noon on Sunday. Stations affected are the 8th &amp; Pine, Convention Center, Arch-Laclede&#39;s Landing and East Riverfront stations.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 13:42:27 +0000 Alex King 3534 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org MetroLink delays likely on Sunday due to station closures Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-april-20-2012 <p><strong>Washington University officials&nbsp;on the lookout for bacterial meningitis&nbsp;</strong></p><p>Officials at Washington University are on the lookout for possible cases of bacterial meningitis after a female undergraduate student was diagnosed with the bacteria that can cause the illness.</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 12:44:16 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3533 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, April 20, 2012 Ill. Gov. Quinn wants Medicaid cuts, cigarette tax hike http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ill-gov-quinn-wants-medicaid-cuts-cigarette-tax-hike <p>Gov. Pat Quinn says saving the Illinois Medicaid program will require cutting services, raising cigarette taxes and cutting payments to health-care providers.</p><p>Aides to the Democratic governor told The Associated Press on Thursday that Quinn is proposing a cigarette tax increase of $1 per pack. They expect the tax to generate about $337 million, which would then be matched by the federal government.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 17:26:37 +0000 The Associated Press, Alex King & Illinois Public Radio 3526 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ill. Gov. Quinn wants Medicaid cuts, cigarette tax hike Morning headlines: Thursday, April 19, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-april-19-2012 <p><strong>Court approves $1.5 million settlement with former US Fidelis employees</strong></p><p>More than 550 former employees of the auto services contract giant US&nbsp; Fidelis will share in a nearly one point five million dollar settlement reached in bankruptcycourt.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 11:53:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann, The Associated Press & Alex King 3522 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, April 19, 2012 Health Department: Teen birth rate down in St. Louis, follows national trend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/health-department-teen-birth-rate-down-st-louis-follows-national-trend <p>A new release out from the St. Louis Department of Health today says teen birth rates are down in the city of St. Louis. Here are a few by-the-numbers details for you from the Department:</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 18:25:48 +0000 Alex King 3469 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Health Department: Teen birth rate down in St. Louis, follows national trend Mo. Atty. Gen. Koster reports raising more than $890K since January http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-atty-gen-koster-reports-raising-more-890k-january <p>Missouri attorney general Chris Koster, a Democrat, reports that he has raised more than $890,000 for his reelection campaign since January.</p><p>Koster&#39;s campaign reported Wednesday that it now has $2 million raised for Koster&#39;s campaign. Campaigns must report their fundraising activities over the last three months by Monday.</p><p>Koster&#39;s campaign officials say the strong fundraising shows he has momentum going into the final campaign.</p> Wed, 11 Apr 2012 17:22:14 +0000 Alex King & The Associated Press 3468 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Atty. Gen. Koster reports raising more than $890K since January