Jefferson City, MO – Laclede Gas customers will be paying an average of $46 more on their bills over the next three months.
Missouri regulators yesterday cited higher wholesale gas prices when they approved the higher rate for just the months of January, February, and March.
Under the price effective today, customers who have been paying about $0.44 er 100 cubic feet of gas will see their rate increase about eight cents for that measurement unit for January, February and March.
St. Louis, MO – Kmart's announcement to close more than 326 stores nationwide will affect four stores in the St. Louis area.
The company will close stores in Arnold, Crestwood, Overland, and north St. Louis on Lewis and Clark Boulevard.
In all, Kmart will fire 37,000 people nationwide. The move is a bid to recover from bankruptcy; the company says it will provide some benefits to employees who are affected, including extended health care and job placement assistance.
Clayton, MO – The St. Louis County Council last night agreed to lend St. Louis city $45 million to help build a new stadium downtown.
The council must still approve the actual terms for the loan and the sale of bonds to raise the money. If those two steps happen, all the public funding needed to replace Busch Stadium would be in place. Organizers still need to find private funding.
St. Louis, MO – The Coast Guard is limiting barge traffic on the Mississippi River near St. Louis. The advisory limits the size and number of vessels on the water as the river reaches near historic lows.
The move affects 185 miles of the Mississippi from St. Louis to Cairo, Ill. Three barges needed towing yesterday near Hartford, Ill. after they went aground. There were no reported injuries.
The Coast Guard says the advisory remains in effect until conditions turn more favorable.