Fifty years ago, St. Louis was a much different place. The suburbs didn't stretch nearly as far. The city was still the center of economic activity, and the metro area ranked among the top 10 in the country.
There's a new book out that looks at these changes. It's called St. Louis Metromorphosis. University of Missouri-St. Louis political science professors Brady Baybeck and Terry Jones edited the collection of studies.
St. Louis, MO – Former St. Louis Symphony music director Hans Vonk died Sunday at the age of 63. He helped raise the symphony to international prominence.
He had a rare condition similar to Lou Gehrig's Disease, which forced him to retire two years ago. The Post-Dispatch's Music Critic Sarah Bryan Miller says Vonk tried to keep his condition private until it started affecting his work. Vonk had to conduct sitting down towards the end of his tenure.
Union, MO – An eastern Missouri woman faces charges for allegedly hoarding hundreds of dogs, cats and other animals.
Charges against Gloria Sutter, 67, of Union were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up last week. The indictment charges Sutter with six counts of animal abuse and two counts of failing to dispose of a dead animal. All the counts are misdemeanors.
Sutter is accused of hoarding the animals on 22 acres of land she owns near St. Clair and in her apartment in Union.
St. Louis, MO – A new center will open today (Monday) in St. Louis to train people to work at National Cemeteries.
It will be the Department of Veterans Affairs' first center offering formal training to workers who manage and operate National Cemeteries. Cemetery employees used to rely on informal on-the-job training.
St. Louis was selected because of its location near Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, where the trainees can receive practical experience.