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Charvonne Long, 26, has spent many weekends in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park, St. Louis County's oldest park. She's opposed to the St. Louis Ice Center Project, which she thinks would disrupt the natural beauty of the area.
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More than 70 St. Louis area residents and environmentalists gathered in front of the St. Louis County Administrative Building on Tuesday to protest a proposal to build a 250,000-square-foot ice recreation complex in Creve Coeur Lake Memorial Park. 

Holding signs that included pictures of local birds pasted on paper plates, local residents said they are concerned that the St. Louis Ice Center project could dramatically alter the appearance of the park. Environmentalists also fear that the facility of three indoor rinks and one outdoor rink could increase flooding. The site is on a floodplain that has experienced a couple of major floods in the last two years.

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Updated 7:40 am Oct. 30 with news on another death resulting from the crash.

A spokesperson for DePaul Hospital says the wife of the pilot who died in a plane crash in Creve Coeur Lake last Wednesday has also died.

Suzanne Hazelton, 69, died on Monday after being on life support since the crash. She was the only passenger in the plane, which crashed during a trip from Pennsylvania to Creve Coeur Airport in St. Louis.

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Authorities are investigating the death of a man found unresponsive while working inside a sewer in suburban St. Louis.

Police in Maryland Heights say 46-year-old Daniel Accola of Robertsville died at a hospital shortly before 11 a.m. Monday. That was about an hour after he fell ill with a co-worker in a new sewer line about 18 feet underground.

The other worker managed to make it out of the manhole under his own power.

Authorities say it's not immediately clear what caused Accola's death.