Sydney Miller http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Chesterfield of Dreams? Exploring a city's capacity for retail http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chesterfield-dreams-exploring-citys-capacity-retail <p>Two outlet malls are racing to build in what some say is one of the most valuable retail areas in America --&nbsp;the Chesterfield Valley. If both are built, the companies would compete with each other, the Chesterfield Commons strip mall&nbsp;and the nearby Chesterfield Mall, risking financial failure.</p><p>Sydney Miller examines what it is about the Chesterfield region that makes it so attractive.</p><p> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:45:19 +0000 Sydney Miller 4329 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chesterfield of Dreams? Exploring a city's capacity for retail Morning headlines- Thursday, August 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-2-2012 <p><strong>Jobless rate drops below 8 percent in St. Louis</strong></p><p>The jobless rate in metropolitan St. Louis is going down, and has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in more than three years.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2012 14:20:57 +0000 Sydney Miller, The Associated Press, WUIS & Illinois Public Radio 4236 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, August 2, 2012 Second outlet mall begins construction in Chesterfield Valley http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/second-outlet-mall-begins-construction-chesterfield-valley <p>The Chesterfield Valley could see two new outlet malls by next fall. Taubman Prestige Outlets began construction today, just <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/construction-begins-new-outlet-mall-chesterfield">two weeks after St. Louis Premium Outlets broke ground on its project</a> less than a mile away. Prestige Outlet Malls broke ground across highway 40 from the Chesterfield Commons and construction on St. Louis Premium Outlets is occurring near the Daniel Boone Bridge.<br /> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 21:23:44 +0000 Sydney Miller 4185 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Second outlet mall begins construction in Chesterfield Valley Morning headlines- Thursday, July 12, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-july-12-2012 <p><strong>Heat wave death toll rises</strong></p><p>The death toll from the recent heat wave in St. Louis is up to 14.</p><p>The city announced yesterday that four more individuals- three men and a woman- had succumbed to the triple-digit temperatures. The exact circumstances of their deaths were not provided.</p><p>The rising death toll has prompted Mayor Francis Slay to create a coordinated severe weather response program that will include the city&#39;s health, human services, public safety and building departments.</p> Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:05:29 +0000 Sydney Miller & The Associated Press 4107 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines- Thursday, July 12, 2012 Construction begins on new outlet mall in Chesterfield http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/construction-begins-new-outlet-mall-chesterfield <p>Area officials and representatives from Simon Property Group and Woodmont Outlets got their hands dirty this morning, breaking ground on the new St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall in Chesterfield Valley.</p> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:43:09 +0000 Sydney Miller 4105 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Construction begins on new outlet mall in Chesterfield Extreme heat impacting blood donations http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extreme-heat-impacting-blood-donations <p>The American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for blood donors.</p><p>Donations to the Red Cross are down ten percent across the country in June, and officials with the agency say the current blood supply is half the level it was last year when it issued a similar plea.</p><p>Local Red Cross spokesman Dan Fox says the extreme heat keeps potential donors away.&nbsp; He says people tend to give when natural disasters strike, even though the need is year-round.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 11:29:52 +0000 Sydney Miller 3995 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Extreme heat impacting blood donations Morning Headlines- Thursday, June 21, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-june-21-2012 <p><strong>Seniority, income determining factors in new Illinois insurance law </strong></p><p>Governor Pat Quinn&#39;s office announced early this morning that he has signed <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/illinois-house-panel-targets-retiree-health-care">a measure</a> that will require retired state and public university employees to kick in more money for their health insurance.&nbsp;</p><p>Retirees with at least 20 years of service currently get free health coverage. Those with less time on the job pay for a portion of the cost.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:46:21 +0000 Sydney Miller, Illinois Public Radio & The Associated Press 3957 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning Headlines- Thursday, June 21, 2012 Road rage victim calling for charges against shooter http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/road-rage-victim-calling-charges-against-shooter <p>The attorney for a motorcyclist who was shot in a near-fatal case of road rage is asking the St. Charles County prosecutor to reconsider filing charges.</p><p>Robert Pedroli says the use of deadly force against his client, Keith Randell under the so-called &ldquo;Castle Doctrine&rdquo;, was never justified.</p><p>Pedroli is asking St. Charles County Prosecutor Jack Banas to reconsider <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/stcharles/no-charges-in-o-fallon-mo-road-rage-shooting/article_9b2c5fb9-bd12-52e4-8616-24ebc7929cc3.html">his decision</a> not to charge the shooter.</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 22:31:56 +0000 Adam Allington & Sydney Miller 3893 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Road rage victim calling for charges against shooter Ranch welcomes 28 Budweiser Clydesdale foals http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ranch-welcomes-28-budweiser-clydesdale-foals <p>Foaling season at Warm Springs Ranch in Cooper County is over, and there are 28 new members of the Budweiser Clydesdale family to show for it.</p><p>Two colts - Danny and Arnold - were the last two babies born at the ranch this year. Supervisor John Soto says the two are &quot;almost twins&quot; - they share a father and were born within minutes of each other,&nbsp; inspiring Soto to name the foals after the 1988 movie <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0096320/">&quot;Twins.&quot;</a></p> Thu, 07 Jun 2012 12:26:29 +0000 Sydney Miller 3861 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ranch welcomes 28 Budweiser Clydesdale foals City of St. Louis hires Glass as acting corrections commissioner http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/city-st-louis-hires-glass-acting-corrections-commissioner <p>The St. Louis Division of Corrections has hired an acting commissioner, a job that has potential for permanence - that is, if the preceding commissioner is not successful in appealing his termination.</p> Thu, 31 May 2012 15:58:11 +0000 Sydney Miller 3821 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org City of St. Louis hires Glass as acting corrections commissioner