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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:48 am
Thu September 24, 2009

TIF Commission signs off on McKee's north side redevelopment plan

Supporters of McKee's plan were part of an overflow crowd Wednesday night at St. Louis City Hall.
Adam Allington, St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis – Developer Paul McKee's plan to redevelop more than two square miles of north St. Louis redevelopment project took a step forward Wednesday.

The St. Louis Tax Increment Financing Commission voted unanimously to send McKee's application for more than $390 million in tax increment financing to the Board of Aldermen for further negotiation.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:33 am
Thu September 24, 2009

McKee gets initial approval for massive TIF

St. Louis – Developer Paul McKee has received initial approval for a plan to redevelop a wide swatch of north St. Louis. The St. Louis Tax Increment Finance Commission unanimously voted Wednesday night to approve the largest TIF request in the city's history - $390 million.

McKee wants to build houses, office buildings, and stores across more than two square miles of north St. Louis. Construction would take more than two decades and cost $8 bilion in all.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:58 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Nixon announces "massive" cleanup of Lake of the Ozarks

Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon unveils a major water quality enforcement effort at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Marshall Griffin, St. Louis Public Radio

Jefferson City, MO – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has unveiled a major enforcement effort designed to improve water quality at the Lake of the Ozarks.

The plan includes inspecting 400 facilities on or near the Lake, a zero tolerance standard for wastewater violations, and taking water quality surveys of the entire Lake.

Stricter permitting standards involving wastewater discharge and land displacement will also be implemented.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:18 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

U of I president resigns over admissions scandal

Urbana, Ill – University of Illinois president B. Joseph White has resigned from his position.

White, who has lead the system for nearly five years, submitted his letter of resignation to the university's Board of Trustees on Wednesday.

He's the latest member of the university's governing system to step down over an admissions scandal where politically connected applicants appeared to be admitted to the university's flagship campus in Urbana ahead of more qualified ones.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:54 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Man charged with knowingly exposing partner to HIV

St. Louis, MO – A St. Louis County man is facing charges for knowingly having sex with a woman without telling her he was HIV positive.

Orlando Hadley faces six counts of recklessly risking HIV infection of another. The woman involved later found out she was H-I-V positive.

St. Louis County police say Hadley had sexual contact multiple times with the woman. The police also want to hear from anyone who has had sexual contact with Hadley since February - the phone number is 314-889-2341

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:51 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Authorities in central Illinois search for killer of family

Beason, Ill. – Authorities in the tiny central Illinois town of Beason say none of the five homicide victims whose bodies were discovered on Monday were shot.

Rick Gee and his wife Ruth were found dead Monday along with three children, ages 16, 14, and 11. Three-year-old Tabitha Gee survived the attack and is recovering at a hospital.

Autopsies have been performed on the victims, but Logan County Sheriff Steve Nichols would not provide any other details about the cause of death.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:35 pm
Wed September 23, 2009

Group unveils "road map" to a greener St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – A citizen-based task force in St. Louis has released a so-called "action plan" for communities to follow to improve their environmental sustainability.

The plan was coordinated by the non-profit leadership development group Focus St. Louis. Executive director Christine Chadwick says a city's environment can indicate how healthy the community is. But she admits there is a cost to becoming more "green".

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St. Louis Public Radio News
11:34 am
Wed September 23, 2009

High blood pressure blamed in death of football player, 13

St. Louis – The St. Louis County medical examiner has ruled that a 13-year-old football player who collapsed during practice in August died as a result of hypertensive cardiovascular disease -
high blood pressure.

Anthony Troupe Jr. was 6-foot-2 and weighed 383 pounds. Medical Examiner Dr. Mary Case said she couldn't link the death directly to Anthony's size, but obesity is a risk factor.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:55 am
Wed September 23, 2009

Man charged with attempted kidnapping after police chase

St. Louis – A St. Louis County man faces federal charges for allegedly trying to kidnap a 16-year-old girl from a bus stop Tuesday and leading police on a chase.

Prosecutors have charged Angelo Walker, 39, of Bel-Ridge with attempted kidnapping, resisting arrest, assault on a law enforcement officer and armed criminal action.

Police say that around 6 a.m. Tuesday Walker tried to force the teen into his SUV. A Florissant police officer saw what was happening and approached Walker.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
9:27 am
Wed September 23, 2009

TD El-Amin to appear in federal court

TD El-Amin

St. Louis, MO – St. Louis City Democrat T.D. El-Amin is scheduled to appear in federal court at noon on Friday.

A wide-ranging FBI crackdown on political corruption has already ensnared two other regional politicians.

It has not been made public yet what El-Amin is being accused of. If he pleads guilty to federal charges he would become the third Democrat to step down in the past month.

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