Emerald Automotive

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11:14 pm
Wed January 1, 2014

Hazelwood Still Waiting For Emerald Automotive To Find The Millions It Needs To Build Van Plant

Gary Marble, sales and communications director for Emerald Automotive
Credit Mary Delach Leonard | St. Louis Public Radio and The Beacon

The year ended as it began for Hazelwood city leaders who in 2011 backed a British startup that plans to build energy-efficient delivery vans: They’re still waiting for Emerald Automotive to find about $160 million in private funds.

David Cox, Hazelwood’s economic director, said he remains optimistic that the project will eventually happen. Hazelwood has loaned Emerald $3 million, and the Missouri Technology Corporation kicked in another $2 million.

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Morning round-up
9:37 am
Thu July 28, 2011

Morning headlines: Thursday, July 28, 2011

The Missouri River at Jefferson City, Mo.
(Marshall Griffin/St. Louis Public Radio)

Good morning! Here are some of today's starting headlines:

Heat wave decreases flood threat on Missouri River

The heat wave that's plagued Missouri for most of July has had a positive side effect:  it's lessened the flood threat along the Missouri River between Kansas City and St. Louis.

Mark Fuchs is a hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis.  Fuchs said the extreme high temperatures have dried up the soil along the Missouri River's tributaries.

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