death http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Fourth heat-related death reported in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/fourth-heat-related-death-reported-st-louis <p>The City of St. Louis Department of Health has reported its fourth heat-related death of this year.</p><p>An 86-year-old woman was found by family members at her residence in the 4500 block of Red Bud on July 23. The residence had window air conditioning units, but they were not functioning properly.</p><p>The Department of Health said that the family members reportedly checked on the woman every day.</p><p>If you, or someone you know does not have an air conditioner or needs energy assistance, the Health Department recommends calling the United Way at 1-800-427-4626 or 211 if calling from a land line phone.&nbsp; Assistance can also be obtained by contacting Cool Down St. Louis at 314-241-7668, the Department of Health said.</p><p> Mon, 25 Jul 2011 15:48:17 +0000 Kelsey Proud 1722 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Fourth heat-related death reported in St. Louis S. Ill. coroner blames heat in 2 more deaths http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/s-ill-coroner-blames-heat-2-more-deaths <p>A coroner in southwestern Illinois says the heat wave gripping the region is blamed in two deaths.</p><p>St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that both men were found dead Wednesday night.</p><p>The body of 72-year-old Willie Gill of East St. Louis was found in a ditch near a home where he occasionally stayed. Stone described Gill as a transient and said his body temperature was 106.5 degrees.</p> Thu, 21 Jul 2011 21:44:59 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 1702 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org S. Ill. coroner blames heat in 2 more deaths Francis R. Slay, "icon" of St. Louis city politics and father of current St. Louis Mayor, dies at 83 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/francis-r-slay-icon-st-louis-city-politics-and-father-current-st-louis-mayor-dies-83 <p>Francis R. Slay, father to St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay has passed away at age 83. He was suffering from a heart illness.</p><p>The elder Slay was deeply involved in St. Louis City politics.</p><p>He served as a State Representative during the 1960&#39;s, was a 23rd Ward Committeeman for 45 years and served as the city&#39;s Recorder of Deeds.</p><p>Former Aldermanic President Jim Shrewsbury said Slay&#39;s reputation was one of integrity and respect.</p> Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:15:59 +0000 Adam Allington 734 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Francis R. Slay, "icon" of St. Louis city politics and father of current St. Louis Mayor, dies at 83 Report on Adrienne Martin could come this week http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-adrienne-martin-could-come-week <p>Toxicology results for Adrienne Martin are back, but officials with the <a href="http://www.stlouisco.com/HealthandWellness/MedicalExaminer">St. Louis County Medical Examiner</a>'s office are still evaluating those results as they try to determine what killed her.</p><p>Martin was the girlfriend of former <a href="http://www.anheuser-busch.com/">Anheuser-Busch</a> CEO August Busch IV. She was <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/young-woman-found-dead-home-former-busch-ceo">found dead at his estate on Dec. 19</a>.</p> Mon, 31 Jan 2011 17:05:55 +0000 The Associated Press & Kelsey Proud 431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report on Adrienne Martin could come this week Young woman found dead at home of former Busch CEO http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/young-woman-found-dead-home-former-busch-ceo <p><strong>Updated 3:14 p.m. Dec. 23, 2010:</strong></p><p>The Associated Press reports that the woman found in Busch's home has been identified.</p><p>Police and the St. Louis County medical examiner's office on Thursday identified the victim as Adrienne Martin of St. Charles.</p><p>An autopsy has been conducted but results could take 4-6 weeks.</p><p>St. Louis County forensic administrator Suzanne McCune says there were no signs of trauma.</p><p><strong>From Earlier:</strong></p> Thu, 23 Dec 2010 19:39:30 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 182 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Young woman found dead at home of former Busch CEO