Consumer News
11:43 pm
Thu November 27, 2014

Beware Of The Slick And Fraudulent This Holiday Season

Credit FBI

While digging through the consumer fraud warnings piling up in our inbox, we’ve concluded that scams are like slick sidewalks in the wintertime: At first glance, they seem so safe.

* The Most Shameful: Re-Scamming The Scammed

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Holiday Stage Shows
11:46 pm
Thu December 12, 2013

Six Holiday Gifts To Yourself On Stage In St. Louis

Credit St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Only 11 more shlepping days ‘til Christmas. But if you need to take a break from the season’s ritualistic mass consumption, upcoming local holiday arts offerings range from ho ho ho to Handel.

“Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah,” presented by the St. Louis Symphony: 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Powell Hall, 718 North Grand Blvd., 63103. $30-$65.

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Holiday Toys
4:39 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

New Report Offers Guidelines For Identifying Unsafe Toys

A sampling of toys that may be unsafe.
Shula Neuman/St. Louis Public Radio

The annual holiday shopping season is here, and public advocacy groups are warning consumers to be on the lookout for hazardous toys.

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The Salt
11:55 am
Fri January 4, 2013

Don't Waste That Christmas Tree: Turn It Into Spruce Beer

You can keep the Christmas smell going all year long. Or, at least until you finish your spruce beer.

Originally published on Fri January 4, 2013 11:40 am

The holidays are finally wrapping up. So after you repack the twinkly lights, and the tinsel goes into the trash, what should you do with that once beautiful spruce standing in your living room? Why not drink it?

Well, not exactly as is. The needles, shoots, light-green tips and inner bark of the popular conifer have been used for centuries to brew forest-scented tea, soft drinks and beer. And it seems that fresh evergreen flavor may be making a comeback.

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Holidays in St. Louis
12:02 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

12 Great Things About The Holidays In And Around St. Louis

Wild Lights at the St. Louis Zoo.
Credit (St. Louis Zoo)

Just like many other news outlets in the world today, we just couldn't let this notable calendar event (12/12/12) go by without at least one reference to the number of the day.

So, in honor of the date, the season, and our interest in your opinions, we present this list of 12 awesome things about this time of year in the St. Louis region. All of the items on the list were submitted to us via Facebook and Twitter.

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Holiday Travel
5:53 pm
Thu November 15, 2012

Tips And Reminders For Thanksgiving Air Travelers

Actual items that the Transportation Security Administration has confiscated from travelers at checkpoints at Lambert Airport.
(via Tina Eaton)

Officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport and the Transportation Security Administration are preparing for a boost in travelers over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Between Friday, Nov. 16, and Sunday, Nov. 25, the airport is expected to see a 10 to 15 percent increase in passengers.

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Holiday on the highways
1:18 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

Troopers to watch for distracted drivers on the 4th

(via Flickr/Viernest)

Troopers with the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the Illinois State Police are urging motorists to keep their eyes on the road this holiday week.

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City trash schedules
11:40 am
Tue December 27, 2011

Schedule changes and Christmas tree recycling for city trash customers

A blue recycling bin joins dumpsters for trash and yard waste in an alley near Kingshighway and McPherson in the Central West End
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

St. Louis City is reminding residents of changes to the trash/recycling collection schedule due to the holidays. The schedule is below:

Week of December 26, 2011

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Holiday Travel
5:31 pm
Mon December 19, 2011

Free WiFi through Skype coming to Lambert Airport for holiday travelers

Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
(via Flickr/dbking)

Skype announced today that they will be providing free WiFi in over 50 airports starting Wednesday, including  Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.

Here's a map of all of the locations where the free WiFi will be available.

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Morning round-up
8:20 am
Fri November 25, 2011

Morning headlines: Friday, November 25, 2011

Missouri Governor Jay Nixon is given a tour of the Black River Coliseum by Red Cross volunteers in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on April 26, 2011. A levee on the Black River protecting the area from major flooding breached in several places.
UPI/Bill Greenblatt

Mo. Gov. says he's committed to rebuilding levees

Governor Jay Nixon says he remains committed to seeing levees along the Missouri and Mississippi rivers rebuilt.  He told reporters during a press event at a Callaway County farm along the Missouri that farmlands damaged by both high water releases and levee demolition must be restored:

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