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.
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.
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
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".
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.