University City http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Municipal, School Board Elections Among Matters At Stake In April 8 Election http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/municipal-school-board-elections-among-matters-stake-april-8-election <p><strong>(Updated 10:45 a.m., Mon., March 10 with filing of Jayson Thornton in Kirkwood.)</strong></p><p>A longstanding contract dispute between the union representing University City firefighters and some city officials could influence that city’s April 8 election of new council members.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 04:18:15 +0000 Jo Mannies 34189 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Municipal, School Board Elections Among Matters At Stake In April 8 Election New Book Profiles The History And Revitalization Of Delmar Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-book-profiles-history-and-revitalization-delmar-loop <p>When Edward Gardner Lewis purchased the land that would become University City at the turn of the twentieth century, there wasn't much in the area beyond an amusement park, a race track and the loop of the trolley from which Delmar Loop gets its name. But he had a vision for a magazine empire and needed space to expand his printing presses. He built an iconic octagonal building for his headquarters overlooking the street car line and in view of the site of the upcoming 1904 World's Fair. From there, a bustling street of businesses grew, full of places to eat, shop and have a good time.</p> Tue, 30 Jul 2013 21:46:58 +0000 Camille Phillips 28670 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org New Book Profiles The History And Revitalization Of Delmar Loop University City lawyer sentenced on embezzlement charges http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-lawyer-sentenced-embezzlement-charges <P><SPAN lang=EN>A former lawyer in St. Louis County is going to prison after embezzling nearly $500,000 from dozens of clients.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN lang=EN>The U.S. Attorney's office says 53-year-old Jonathan McKee was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison. He pleaded guilty in March to one felony count of mail fraud.</SPAN></P> <P><SPAN lang=EN>McKee had a general law practice in University City. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 12:15:08 +0000 The Associated Press 4560 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University City lawyer sentenced on embezzlement charges Morning headlines: Monday, April 2, 2012 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-april-2-2012 <p><strong>Lambert Concourse reopens today</strong></p><p>City officials are celebrating the reopening of the C Concourse at Lambert St. Louis International Airport today.</p><p>The concourse has been closed since April 22 of last year when a tornado hit causing significant damage.</p><p>The concourse is new and improved according to director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge with brighter ceilings, new lighting and new restrooms among the improvements. Hamm-Niebruegge recalls the evening the tornado hit.</p> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 14:33:53 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 3405 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, April 2, 2012 U. City gets OK to buy out flooded properties http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/u-city-gets-ok-buy-out-flooded-properties <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004a14da7db586669a14&amp;source=embed&amp;iwloc=0004a14da7dc99e989a01&amp;ll=38.66978,-90.32886&amp;spn=0.005864,0.00912&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004a14da7db586669a14&amp;source=embed&amp;iwloc=0004a14da7dc99e989a01&amp;ll=38.66978,-90.32886&amp;spn=0.005864,0.00912" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">University City Flood Damage</a> in a larger map</small></p><p>A <a href="http://www.ucitymo.org/index.aspx?NID=535">long-delayed buyout</a> of 26 properties in University City that were severely damaged by flash flooding in 2008 has gotten a final level of approval.</p><p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 22:23:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1704 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chuck-berry-statue-installed-loop <p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-get-st-louis-area-statue-despite-critics">Despite criticism</a>, a statue of rock legend Chuck Berry was installed in University City, Mo. Friday in the Delmar Loop.</p><p>The statue was crafted by local artist Harry Weber and a formal dedication is planned for July 29.</p><p>Previously, critics voiced concerns that the statue was to be installed on city-owned land and that Berry spent time in jail.</p> Fri, 01 Jul 2011 15:22:34 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1550 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chuck Berry statue installed in the Loop Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/berry-get-st-louis-area-statue-despite-critics <p>The rock legend known for such hits as &quot;Johnny B. Goode&quot; will be getting a statue in suburban St. Louis, but not everyone thinks that&#39;s so great.</p><p>University City&#39;s City Council on Monday night refused to block installation of an 8-foot bronze sculpture by artist Harry Weber honoring 84-year-old Chuck Berry.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2011 15:02:05 +0000 The Associated Press 1518 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Berry to get St. Louis-area statue despite critics Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-tuesday-june-7-2011 <p><strong>Small Earthquake Felt in St. Louis</strong></p><p>A light earthquake shook parts of Missouri and souther Illinois early this morning. <a href="http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/usc00041ic.php">The United States Geological Service </a>says the 4.2 magnitude earthquake was centered about 14 miles east of Sullivan in Franklin County. Sullivan is about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis.</p><p>The earthquake, which was 3.2 miles deep hit about 3:10 a.m. The USGS says the temblor was felt as far west as Columbia, Mo., and as far east as Carbondale, Ill.</p> Tue, 07 Jun 2011 14:28:04 +0000 Julie Bierach & KXCV 1376 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 University City opens domestic partnership registry to same-sex couples http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/university-city-opens-domestic-partnership-registry-same-sex-couples <p>As of today, same-sex couples living in University City can receive a domestic partnership license from the city clerk&#39;s office.</p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 22:58:45 +0000 Adam Allington 1347 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org University City opens domestic partnership registry to same-sex couples Class-action suit over 2008 floods in U-City can go forward http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/class-action-suit-over-2008-floods-u-city-can-go-forward <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004a14da7db586669a14&amp;ll=38.66978,-90.32886&amp;spn=0.005864,0.00912&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=0004a14da7dc99e989a01&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe><br /><small>View <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&amp;t=h&amp;msa=0&amp;msid=208954619287785456203.0004a14da7db586669a14&amp;ll=38.66978,-90.32886&amp;spn=0.005864,0.00912&amp;z=16&amp;iwloc=0004a14da7dc99e989a01&amp;source=embed" style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); text-align: left;">University City Flood Damage</a> in a larger map</small></p><p>A Missouri appeals court has ruled that&nbsp; a class-action lawsuit stemming from <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kwmu/news.newsmain?action=article&amp;ARTICLE_ID=1366251">2008 flash floods</a> that killed two people and <a href="http://www.ucitymo.org/index.aspx?NID=535">severely damaged more than 100 houses</a> in University City can go forward.</p><p>The lawsuit alleges that the Metropolitan Sewer District&#39;s failure to maintain the River Des Peres&nbsp; made it impossible for the system to handle what amounted to predictable heavy rain. The floods were the result of the <a href="http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stories/2008/09/14/hurrican-ike-creates-flash-floods-tornado-warnings-hits-missouri-southeast-st-louis/">remnants of Hurricane Ike</a>.</p><p> Tue, 19 Apr 2011 20:05:17 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 982 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org