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St. Louis Public Radio News
2:31 pm
Wed October 13, 2010

Bikers weigh in on a new regional bike plan

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ST. LOUIS – St. Louis biking organizations are asking for input as they develop a regional bicycle plan. The organizers aim to connect the existing bike routes in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County, and suggest additional on-street routes.

Susan Trautman, executive director of the Great Rivers Greenway, said that one of the plan's biggest goals is to standardize cycling across the area's many municipalities.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:53 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Prop B is two different things to its supporters, foes

Cape Girardeau, MO – On a sunny afternoon in Cape Girardeau County, Larry Miller, flanked by two of his dogs, walked across his ranch. At 13, grey, shaggy Ruffles doesn't move as well as before. Milly is the seven-year-old energetic wiener dog who lights up at the opportunity to feed the horses. Miller also has a third dog, Bob.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:39 am
Wed October 13, 2010

Auditor Montee: problems remain for North County fire district

St. Louis – The follow-up to the November 2009 audit of the Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District found progress at the troubled agency - but also serious remaining problems.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
10:07 am
Wed October 13, 2010

New life science research space opening in midtown

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ST. LOUIS – A new life science research facility has opened in midtown St. Louis. The BioGenerator Accelerator will provide laboratory space to scientists in the early stages of developing a new product.

BioGenerator chairman John McDonnell said the labs are intended for biologists, chemists, and other scientists who are in the very early stages of turning a research idea into a commercially viable product.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:15 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Bellefontaine to get Mo. housing agency money

The Bellefontaine Habilitation Center.
UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

Jefferson City, Mo. – The Missouri Housing Development Commission has reversed itself and approved using unspent tax credit money to pay for improvements at a St. Louis-area facility for the developmentally disabled.

Nearly $10 million from the Home Ownership Purchase Enhancement (HOPE) program will be used to fund expansion of the Bellefontaine Habilitation Center.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:38 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

Flu shot demand down this year

ST. LOUIS – Healthcare providers in St. Louis say they're seeing less demand for flu shots so far this year.

Last week BJC Hospital gave out almost 29,000 flu shots, down slightly from 2009.

Another organization, the Visiting Nurse Association, said that it's given far fewer vaccinations than expected. Pam Breitweiser of the VNA said that people may be less sensitive to the issue after the focus on H1N1 last year.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:15 pm
Tue October 12, 2010

St. Louis Real estate developer gets 6-year sentence

ST. LOUIS – A suburban St. Louis real estate developer has been sentenced to six years in prison for a fraud scheme that also included his son.

The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis announced the sentence for 65-year-old Gary Rickert Sr. of Creve Coeur. His son,30-year-old Brian Rickert, also pleaded guilty earlier this year.

He was sentenced to more than two years in prison.

The men also agreed to forfeit property purchased with proceeds of the crime.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:13 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Report on court costs and the poor includes Missouri

St. Louis, MO. – Poor defendants can wind up in jail in Missouri if they are unable to pay the state for court costs and other fees.

Missouri was one of 15 states highlighted in a report this month by the New York University School of Law's Brennan Center for Justice.

One of the authors, Rebeka Diller, says states are applying more pressure on defendants to pay, even those who are represented by public defenders.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:22 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Clay supports foreclosure freeze, shares views on Tea Party

Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay

ST. LOUIS – Missouri Congressman William Lacy Clay said that he would support a freeze on home foreclosures.

Clay spoke Monday on St. Louis on the Air. He is a member of the House Financial Services Committee.

"Wouldn't it be better to work out something with the homeowner to keep those families in homes, even if you have to rent to them?" Clay said, "It doesn't help that family nor the bank if that home sits empty."

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:27 pm
Mon October 11, 2010

Prosecutor seeks investigation of Pine Lawn police chief

PINE LAWN, Mo. – St. Louis County prosecuting attorney Bob McCulloch is seeking an investigation into allegations that Pine Lawn's police chief fired a shot at a driver.

McCulloch on Monday asked the county police department to investigate the allegation against Pine Lawn chief Rickey Collins. Detectives from the Division of Criminal Investigation will handle the inquiry.

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