St. Louis, MO – The first part of a major reconstruction of Interstate 64 in St. Louis is a week away from opening.
Gateway Constructors spokesman Dan Galvin says all of the big construction on the western half of the project is complete. Detail work, like repaving and restriping on Brentwood Boulevard near the Galleria and striping on the highway itself is all that remains. The company is watching the weather forecast carefully, Galvin said. There's a chance of rain this week.
St. Louis, MO – President-elect Barack Obama won the city of St. Louis by huge margins in November. And several aldermen want to honor his achievement by renaming the city's portion of Delmar Boulevard after the Democrat.
An honorary designation would not change anything officially. Brown signs with the designation will be posted under the official street name.
St. Louis, MO – A grand jury in Madison County has indicted a former St. Louis police officer on charges from a November shooting at a Pontoon Beach sports bar.
Twenty six-year-old Bryan Pour faces one charge of aggravated battery with a firearm. The Madison County prosecutor says an intoxicated Pour shot and wounded Granite City resident Jeff Bladdick when Bladdick came to break up a dispute involving Pour.
St. Louis – St. Louis police commissioners are demanding a tow lot pay at least $450,000 they say is owed to the city and the police department.
Last week police commissioners sent a letter to St. Louis Metropolitan Towing demanding the payment.
The letter followed a St. Louis Post-Dispatch investigation in September, and subsequent review by police. The newspaper says the towing company failed to turn over nearly $700,000 in fees to the city.