St. Louis – Buses and the Metrolink will be free to ride tomorrow night and on New Year's Day.
The Bi-State Development Agency will offer the free service as paid for by St. Louis City, County, and St. Clair County in Illinois.
There will also be free shuttles to First Night, the alcohol-free festival in the Grand Center area downtown, from 5:00 pm tomorrow until after midnight.
For more information, visit the Bi-State Agency's web site by clicking here.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri public schools and libraries have until New Year's Day to strengthen ways to prevent young people from looking at objectionable Internet sites.
Under state legislation passed earlier this year, public schools have to write rules that would set the standard for what's considered pornographic material.
Public libraries also have until Wednesday to develop policies that would prevent youth access to computers that could be used to reach objectionable Internet sites.
Chicago, IL – St. Louis's Channel 11, KPLR-TV has been sold to the Tribune Company of Chicago.
ACME Communications agreed to sell the station, plus another WB affiliate in Portland, Ore. for $275 million.
Once this deal is done, Tribune will own and operate 26 stations, 19 of which are WB affiliates. The company also owns 12 daily newspapers, including the Chicago Tribune, as well as the Chicago Cubs.
By Bill Raack/AP
By Hillary Wicai, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – The City of St. Louis is encouraging residents to wrap up their holiday season by giving the environment a little present and recycling holiday waste.
The U.S. generates an additional one to five million tons of waste per week during the holiday season.
By Tom Weber, KWMU
St. Louis, MO – The St. Louis Zoo will have a tenth birthday party for Raja the elephant today. The Asian elephant was the first elephant born at the zoo, in St. Louis's Forest Park.
Today there will be a giant birthday cake stuffed with goodies for Raja, and the public is invited to sing "Happy Birthday" at 11 this morning. Admission is free.
By Bill Raack, KWMU
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of Missouri-St. Louis.