Sydney Miller

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Chesterfield Valley
2:45 pm
Wed August 22, 2012

Chesterfield of Dreams? Exploring a city's capacity for retail

A look at some of the retail in the Chesterfield Valley outside of St. Louis.
(Sydney Miller/St. Louis Public Radio)

Two outlet malls are racing to build in what some say is one of the most valuable retail areas in America -- the Chesterfield Valley. If both are built, the companies would compete with each other, the Chesterfield Commons strip mall and the nearby Chesterfield Mall, risking financial failure.

Sydney Miller examines what it is about the Chesterfield region that makes it so attractive.

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Morning Round-Up
9:20 am
Thu August 2, 2012

Morning headlines- Thursday, August 2, 2012

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Jobless rate drops below 8 percent in St. Louis

The jobless rate in metropolitan St. Louis is going down, and has dipped below 8 percent for the first time in more than three years.

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Taubman Prestige Outlets
4:23 pm
Wed July 25, 2012

Second outlet mall begins construction in Chesterfield Valley

The groundbreaking ceremony for Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield, Mo. on July 25, 2012. Another outlet mall broke ground less than a mile from this site two weeks earlier.
(Sydney Miller/St. Louis Public Radio)

The Chesterfield Valley could see two new outlet malls by next fall. Taubman Prestige Outlets began construction today, just two weeks after St. Louis Premium Outlets broke ground on its project less than a mile away. Prestige Outlet Malls broke ground across highway 40 from the Chesterfield Commons and construction on St. Louis Premium Outlets is occurring near the Daniel Boone Bridge.

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Morning Round-Up
7:05 am
Thu July 12, 2012

Morning headlines- Thursday, July 12, 2012

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Heat wave death toll rises

The death toll from the recent heat wave in St. Louis is up to 14.

The city announced yesterday that four more individuals- three men and a woman- had succumbed to the triple-digit temperatures. The exact circumstances of their deaths were not provided.

The rising death toll has prompted Mayor Francis Slay to create a coordinated severe weather response program that will include the city's health, human services, public safety and building departments.

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St. Louis Premium Outlets
5:43 pm
Wed July 11, 2012

Construction begins on new outlet mall in Chesterfield

The construction site for the new St. Louis Premium Outlets is directly off of Highway 40/I-64, just east of the Daniel Boone bridge.
Sydney Miller/St. Louis Public Radio

Area officials and representatives from Simon Property Group and Woodmont Outlets got their hands dirty this morning, breaking ground on the new St. Louis Premium Outlet Mall in Chesterfield Valley.

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Blood donations
6:29 am
Wed June 27, 2012

Extreme heat impacting blood donations

The Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for blood donors. Nationwide, the supply is less than half of what it was when a similar appeal was issued last year.
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The American Red Cross has issued an urgent appeal for blood donors.

Donations to the Red Cross are down ten percent across the country in June, and officials with the agency say the current blood supply is half the level it was last year when it issued a similar plea.

Local Red Cross spokesman Dan Fox says the extreme heat keeps potential donors away.  He says people tend to give when natural disasters strike, even though the need is year-round.

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Morning Round-Up
6:46 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Morning Headlines- Thursday, June 21, 2012

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Seniority, income determining factors in new Illinois insurance law

Governor Pat Quinn's office announced early this morning that he has signed a measure that will require retired state and public university employees to kick in more money for their health insurance. 

Retirees with at least 20 years of service currently get free health coverage. Those with less time on the job pay for a portion of the cost.

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Road rage
5:31 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Road rage victim calling for charges against shooter

Keith Randell
Adam Allington St. Louis Public Radio

The attorney for a motorcyclist who was shot in a near-fatal case of road rage is asking the St. Charles County prosecutor to reconsider filing charges.

Robert Pedroli says the use of deadly force against his client, Keith Randell under the so-called “Castle Doctrine”, was never justified.

Pedroli is asking St. Charles County Prosecutor Jack Banas to reconsider his decision not to charge the shooter.

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New Clydesdales
7:26 am
Thu June 7, 2012

Ranch welcomes 28 Budweiser Clydesdale foals

Courtesy of Anheuser-Busch

Foaling season at Warm Springs Ranch in Cooper County is over, and there are 28 new members of the Budweiser Clydesdale family to show for it.

Two colts - Danny and Arnold - were the last two babies born at the ranch this year. Supervisor John Soto says the two are "almost twins" - they share a father and were born within minutes of each other,  inspiring Soto to name the foals after the 1988 movie "Twins."

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St. Louis Corrections
10:58 am
Thu May 31, 2012

City of St. Louis hires Glass as acting corrections commissioner

Dale Glass has been named as the City of St. Louis' acting commissioner for the Department of Corrections.
(Courtesy City of St. Louis)

The St. Louis Division of Corrections has hired an acting commissioner, a job that has potential for permanence - that is, if the preceding commissioner is not successful in appealing his termination.

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