Ferguson http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Metro Hopes Transit Center Will Improve North County Residents' Riding Experience http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/metro-hopes-transit-center-will-improve-north-county-residents-riding-experience <p></p><p>Metro is building the North County Transit Center to make the public transit experience more comfortable for big chunk of its ridership.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">But Metro COO Ray </span>Friem<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> jokingly said his agency has an ulterior motive for the project.</span></p><p>“I’ll be honest with you. The real reason to do this is to say that a bus system took over a car dealership,” Friem said on Tuesday. “Who would have thought that was ever going to happen?”</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:47:03 +0000 Jason Rosenbaum 38265 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Metro Hopes Transit Center Will Improve North County Residents' Riding Experience Fourth suspected heat-related death of the year reported in St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fourth-suspected-heat-related-death-year-reported-st-louis-county <p>Another apparent heat-related death has been reported in St. Louis County, bringing the total in that area to four this year.</p><p>The St. Louis County Medical Examiner said a 73-year-old woman is the latest person in the County thought to have succumbed to the heat.</p><p>The woman, who lived on Wayside Dr. in Ferguson, was found July 28, but may have been dead for as long as two weeks, according to the medical examiner&#39;s office.</p><p>Air conditioning was off and the windows shut in the home where the woman was found.</p><p> Tue, 02 Aug 2011 21:34:34 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1791 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fourth suspected heat-related death of the year reported in St. Louis County Lambert to operate at 100 percent tomorrow while area tornado cleanup continues http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/lambert-operate-100-percent-tomorrow-while-area-tornado-cleanup-continues <p>Cleanup operations are ongoing in St. Louis as the region recovers from the worst tornado in over 40 years.</p><p>Lambert St. Louis Airport will be back up to 100 percent capacity by tomorrow.</p><p>Airport officials have relocated American airlines into the unused D Concourse.&nbsp; This is after hundreds of windows were blown out and severe damage to the roof of the C Concourse.</p><p>Zero deaths and only minor injuries were reported.</p><p>In the nearby town of Ferguson,&nbsp; Peter Menke owns one of nearly 800 homes that have been condemned because of storm damage.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 23:37:02 +0000 Adam Allington 1034 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Lambert to operate at 100 percent tomorrow while area tornado cleanup continues