A new city animal shelter on the north side, a full-time veterinarian and vet techs to staff it, and more animal control officers are all on the wish list for the city of St. Louis in the second phase of its new animal control strategy.
The Missouri Department of Transportation announced today that a company out of Chicago, Walsh Construction Company, has been awarded the $62.7 million contract to repair and replace portions of the Blanchette Bridge.
The bridge, which spans the Missouri River along with St. Louis and St. Charles Counties, was built in 1958 and needs major repairs, MoDOT said.
Larry Newman pleaded guilty in June to one count each of armed robbery, kidnapping, and to using a gun in a robbery. Newman was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court to more than 24 years in prison.
The 2010 heist was among the largest ever in St. Louis.
Newman is the third of four robbers to be sentenced.