The Environmental Protection Agency is fining Washington University for failing to tell tenants about lead paint hazards in some of its married student housing units. The violation will cost the university close to $28,000.
The civil settlement involves three rental apartments northeast of Washington University’s Danforth campus.
The consent agreement says that between 2008 and 2010, the university failed to tell student tenants about previous citations for lead paint violations from the City of St. Louis Health Department.
Missouri Congressman Russ Carnahan says the troubled John Cochran VA Medical Center in St. Louis is showing signs of improvement. He points to recent studies and surveys that show the facility's patients are more satisfied with their care.
Carnahan has been critical of problems at the facility over the past year, but now says administrators are turning things around.
A 22-year-old St. Louis man has been sentenced to almost 27 years in prison for his role in the multi-million dollar armed robbery of ATM Solutions.
Myron Kimble pleaded guilty in March to armed robbery, kidnapping, and firearms violations. He wasn't present at the August 2, 2010 robbery of the ATM servicing company, which is located at 3721 Grandel Sq. in the Grand Center neighborhood.