winter http://news.stlpublicradio.org en How Many St. Louis-Born Athletes In The Winter Olympics, Ever? Just 11 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/how-many-st-louis-born-athletes-winter-olympics-ever-just-11 <p>176 St. Louis-area-born athletes have competed in the Olympic Games, according to a list at Sports-Reference.com, mostly in the Summer Games, and many in events that today's Olympians can no longer medal in like Tug-of-War or Golf. Just 11 of those 176 competed in the Winter Olympics before this year's Sochi games — and only one made the medal stand.</p> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:35:51 +0000 Brent Jones 33691 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org How Many St. Louis-Born Athletes In The Winter Olympics, Ever? Just 11 Cold Weather Is Straining Heat-Up St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/cold-weather-straining-heat-st-louis <p>Winter is taking its toll on <a href="http://www.heatupstlouis.org/" target="_blank">Heat-Up St. Louis</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The charity said this week it has helped 19,398 people with their heating bills so far this season; a 29 percent increase over last year at this time.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pam Walker, director of the St. Louis Department of Health, is asking residents and businesses to donate to Heat Up.</span></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 18:28:57 +0000 Maria Altman 33516 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Cold Weather Is Straining Heat-Up St. Louis St. Louis Officials Move To Help Homeless Survive Arctic Chill http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-officials-move-help-homeless-survive-arctic-chill <p>St. Louis City officials are mobilizing to protect the city's homeless population as an arctic weather front is forecast to plunge the region into sub-zero temperatures late this weekend.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The National Weather Service says a winter storm could dump nearly a foot of snow on the St. Louis area by Sunday evening. The overnight low temperature on Sunday is forecast to reach -8 degrees with daytime highs on Monday peaking near -2 degrees.</span></p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 01:52:50 +0000 Joseph Leahy 32766 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org St. Louis Officials Move To Help Homeless Survive Arctic Chill