copper theft http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Scrap metal legislation passed by aldermen, some want to shift to brick theft http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scrap-metal-legislation-passed-aldermen-some-want-shift-brick-theft <p>The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has sent Mayor Francis Slay <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scrap-metal-bill-finally-clears-first-legislative-hurdle">legislation</a> that would tighten restrictions on the way junkyards handle scrap metal.</p> Fri, 28 Oct 2011 20:52:52 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2364 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scrap metal legislation passed by aldermen, some want to shift to brick theft Scrap metal bill finally clears first legislative hurdle http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/scrap-metal-bill-finally-clears-first-legislative-hurdle <p>A <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB861.pdf">bill </a>designed to crack down on the theft of scrap metal in St. Louis city finally cleared its first legislative hurdle on Tuesday.</p><p>The legislation&#39;s been languishing in the city&#39;s Public Safety committee since June as Ald. Donna Baringer and scrap metal companies in the city worked out a <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dispute-over-method-payment-delays-first-vote-scrap-metal">dispute over payment methods.</a></p> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 21:03:36 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 2272 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Scrap metal bill finally clears first legislative hurdle Morning headlines: Monday, July 18, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-monday-july-18-2011 <p><strong>Another excessive heat advisory in place</strong></p><p>An excessive heat warning remains in effect until 7 p.m Friday.</p><p><a href="http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=Saint+Louis&amp;state=MO&amp;site=LSX&amp;lat=38.636&amp;lon=-90.2443">The National Weather Service </a>says a dangerous combination of heat and humidity will lead to afternoon and early evening heat index values between 105 and 115 degrees through Friday.</p><p><strong>Aldermen working on St. Louis copper theft proposal this summer</strong></p> Mon, 18 Jul 2011 14:29:55 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Bill Raack 1667 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Monday, July 18, 2011 Dispute over method of payment delays first vote on scrap metal http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/dispute-over-method-payment-delays-first-vote-scrap-metal <p>Scrap yard owners, the police, and St. Louis city aldermen have a week to hammer out a deal <a href="http://stlouis-mo.gov/internal-apps/legislative/upload/boardbill/BB86.pdf">on legislation</a> the city&#39;s police department says will cut down on the <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/extra-patrols-help-police-tackle-burglaries">rising number of metal thefts</a> in the area.</p><p>The legislation would put several new restrictions on the owners of scrap yards, including:</p> Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:33:49 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 1481 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Dispute over method of payment delays first vote on scrap metal Morning headlines: Friday, March 25, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-friday-march-25-2011 <p><strong>St. Louis Police: No Local Control</strong></p><p>The top officers of the <a href="http://www.slpoa.org/">St. Louis Police Officers&#39; Association </a>are challenging a potential 2012 ballot measure granting St. Louis and Kansas City local control of their police department.&nbsp;&nbsp;The lawsuit filed Thursday in Cole County contends the summary and financial estimate that would appear on the statewide ballot are unfair and misleading.</p> Fri, 25 Mar 2011 14:43:41 +0000 Julie Bierach 805 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Friday, March 25, 2011