Meramec River http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Man Gets One Year In Jail For Contributing To Stepson's Drowning http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/man-gets-one-year-jail-contributing-stepsons-drowning <p><em>Updated 3:27 p.m. to correct Combs current age. He is 43 years old.</em></p><p>A man who gave alcohol to minors during an outing along the Meramec&nbsp;River during which one of them drowned will spend a year in jail for his crime.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 19:57:53 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 28053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Man Gets One Year In Jail For Contributing To Stepson's Drowning Volunteers haul loads of junk from Meramec River this weekend http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/volunteers-haul-loads-junk-meramec-river-weekend <p>Volunteers in St. Louis and eastern Missouri spent the weekend sprucing up 500 miles of the Meramec River and its tributaries.</p><p>From tires to an old sink, teams hauled away boat loads of junk, literally.</p><p>Callie Walla is the event and volunteer coordinator for The Open Space Council, which organized the event.</p><p>She said the low water level brought on by the lingering drought made it easier and safer for everyone.</p> Sun, 26 Aug 2012 18:23:51 +0000 Tim Lloyd 4416 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Volunteers haul loads of junk from Meramec River this weekend Autopsy: Drowning cause of Affton boy's death http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/autopsy-drowning-cause-affton-boys-death <p>An autopsy has determined that a St. Louis County boy found dead in the Meramec River drowned.</p><p>The body of 12-year-old Christopher Marks of Affton was recovered Tuesday afternoon about six miles downstream from where a search began. He <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/searchers-find-body-missing-boy-meramec-river">had been missing since Sunday</a> while on an outing with relatives in a conservation area.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2012 19:08:37 +0000 The Associated Press 4287 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Autopsy: Drowning cause of Affton boy's death Searchers find body of missing boy in Meramec River http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/searchers-find-body-missing-boy-meramec-river <p>The St. Louis County Police have confirmed that a body pulled from the Meramec River earlier this afternoon is that of a missing Affton boy.</p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 00:45:28 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4277 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Searchers find body of missing boy in Meramec River Bodies of 2 men recovered from Meramec River in St. Louis County http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bodies-2-men-recovered-meramec-river-st-louis-county <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="350" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" scrolling="no" src="http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&amp;client=firefox-a&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;q=Castlewood+State+Park&amp;fb=1&amp;gl=us&amp;hq=Castlewood+State+Park&amp;hnear=Castlewood+State+Park&amp;cid=0,0,7616436527601129905&amp;ll=38.712304,-90.407867&amp;spn=0.375051,0.583649&amp;z=10&amp;iwloc=A&amp;output=embed" width="425"></iframe> Tue, 26 Jul 2011 19:57:06 +0000 The Associated Press 1737 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boil order for South County lifted http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/boil-order-south-county-lifted <p><strong>Updated at 2:05 p.m. July 3:</strong></p><p>As of 1:30 p.m., the boil order that had been in effect for 8,000 Missouri American Water customers in south St. Louis County was lifted. The utility is recommending that customers in the affected area flush their plumbing by letting faucets run for a few minutes.</p><p>The affected ZIP codes were:</p><ul><li>St. Louis County portions of 63026</li><li>St. Louis County portions of 63049</li><li>Portions of 63088 that are south of the Meramec River.</li></ul><p> Sat, 02 Jul 2011 22:23:34 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1562 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Boil order for South County lifted Heavy rainfall increases potential for isolated flooding in Mo. http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heavy-rainfall-increases-potential-isolated-flooding-mo <p>This week&rsquo;s heavy rainfall has increased the potential for isolated floods in portions of the state, although no major flooding is expected.&nbsp;</p><p>Right now, a flood warning is in effect for the Meramec River in St. Louis County, which could lead to some local street flooding.&nbsp;</p><p>John Campbell, operations chief for the State Emergency Management Agency explains why, and where, the flooding could occur.</p> Thu, 26 May 2011 23:35:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 1321 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heavy rainfall increases potential for isolated flooding in Mo.