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Heat-Related Deaths
4:34 pm
Tue August 2, 2011

Fourth suspected heat-related death of the year reported in St. Louis County

Another apparent heat-related death has been reported in St. Louis County, bringing the total in that area to four this year.

The St. Louis County Medical Examiner said a 73-year-old woman is the latest person in the County thought to have succumbed to the heat.

The woman, who lived on Wayside Dr. in Ferguson, was found July 28, but may have been dead for as long as two weeks, according to the medical examiner's office.

Air conditioning was off and the windows shut in the home where the woman was found.

Morning Round-up
9:47 am
Tue August 2, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 2, 2011

St. Louis lost a sixth person to the excessive heat.
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Sixth heat-related death reported in St. Louis City this year

Earline Walker is the sixth person in St. Louis to die of heat-related causes this year.

90-year-old Walker was found last week by her family at her residence in the 3000 block of Semple. She had window air conditioner units, but they were blowing hot air.

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MO Statehouse
6:27 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

July 2011 hottest month in Mo. since 1980 heat wave, Mizzou climatologist says

Pat Guinan, State Climatologist for Missouri.
University of Missouri, Missouri Climate Center

The month of July was the sixth-hottest month on record for the state of Missouri, dating back to 1895 -- and it was the hottest month overall in the Show-Me State since the 1980 heat wave.

Pat Guinan is both the state's official climatologist and a climatology professor at the University of Missouri -- Columbia.  He says there have been numerous days this month where much of the state experienced triple-digit temperatures.

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Heat death
4:32 pm
Mon August 1, 2011

City reports sixth heat-related death

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The nearly three-week heat wave has claimed another victim.

St. Louis City officials announced today that 90-year-old Earline Walker died July 24 at her home on Semple Ave. Window air-conditioning units were blowing hot air when her family found her body that morning.

Semple is the sixth confirmed victim in the city. As of July 29, there were 14 heat-related deaths in the St. Louis region.

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Morning round-up
9:17 am
Fri July 29, 2011

Morning headlines: July 29, 2011

The heat wave is to blame in three more St. Louis-area deaths.
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Sweltering heat blamed for 3 more deaths in St. Louis

The city health department says a 75-year-old woman is the fifth person to die from the heat in St. Louis this year. Her air conditioner was on but was blowing hot air in her home. She died on Sunday.

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Heat-Related Deaths
3:15 pm
Tue July 26, 2011

79-year-old woman, her two dogs suffer heat-related deaths in Madison Co., Ill.

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Another heat-related death has been reported in Madison County, Ill.

Mildred M. Guide, 79, of Collinsville, Ill. is the latest person to fall victim to this season's sweltering weather, the Madison County Coroner announced in a statement.

According to the coroner's statement, Guide's home had a working air conditioner installed, but that it had been turned off. The temperature inside the house was reportedly near a possible 100 degrees.

Two dogs, kept as family pets, were also found dead inside the home, the coroner's statement said.

The first heat-related death reported in Madison County this season was that of 51-year-old Mitsunari Uechi on July 11.

Heat-Related Deaths
10:48 am
Mon July 25, 2011

Fourth heat-related death reported in St. Louis

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The City of St. Louis Department of Health has reported its fourth heat-related death of this year.

An 86-year-old woman was found by family members at her residence in the 4500 block of Red Bud on July 23. The residence had window air conditioning units, but they were not functioning properly.

The Department of Health said that the family members reportedly checked on the woman every day.

If you, or someone you know does not have an air conditioner or needs energy assistance, the Health Department recommends calling the United Way at 1-800-427-4626 or 211 if calling from a land line phone.  Assistance can also be obtained by contacting Cool Down St. Louis at 314-241-7668, the Department of Health said.

Morning round-up
9:28 am
Fri July 22, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, July 22, 2011

Federal prison officials in Springfield, Mo. have resumed forcibly medicating Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner. They say Loughner had become an immediate threat to himself.
U.S Marshals Service

Springfield, Mo. federal prison officials forcibly medicate Loughner

Lawyers for the suspect in the Tucson shooting rampage say prison officials in Springfield, Mo. have resumed forcibly medicating their client with a psychotropic drug.

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Heat-Related Deaths
4:44 pm
Thu July 21, 2011

S. Ill. coroner blames heat in 2 more deaths

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A coroner in southwestern Illinois says the heat wave gripping the region is blamed in two deaths.

St. Clair County Coroner Rick Stone tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that both men were found dead Wednesday night.

The body of 72-year-old Willie Gill of East St. Louis was found in a ditch near a home where he occasionally stayed. Stone described Gill as a transient and said his body temperature was 106.5 degrees.

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Heat-related death
2:19 pm
Wed July 20, 2011

City confirms third heat death

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The city of St. Louis has  confirmed a third heat-related death.

The latest victim is a 79-year-old woman who lived alone in an apartment in the 2900 block of Cass. She had a functioning window AC unit that she used mostly at night, and which was not turned on when officials found her early Wednesday.

The city also reported six heat-related illnesses on Wednesday.

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