St. Charles County

St. Charles County Caucus
11:26 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Mo. GOP announces new St. Charles County caucus following controversy

(via Flickr/voxefxtm)

Updated at 3:20 with information from David Cole conference call, other interviews.

After the first attempt at a GOP caucus in St. Peters was shut down following a dispute, the Missouri Republican Party has announced a new caucus for St. Charles County.

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Mercy
8:00 pm
Tue October 11, 2011

Mercy to build first-in-U.S. virtual care center, invest $2.4B in St. Louis area

A rendering of the planned exterior of Mercy Virtual Care Center, to be built in Chesterfield, Mo.
(via Mercy)

A "first-of-its-kind in the country" virtual care center" in Chesterfield is just one part of a plan announced by Mercy Tuesday to invest $2.4 billion into the St. Louis area.

The care center and additional investment are portions of a $4.6 billion all-Missouri health care investment initiative from Mercy, designed to distribute the investments over the next eight years.

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Boone Bridge closures
11:53 am
Mon September 12, 2011

Inspection will close westbound Boone Bridge on Sept. 25

The Daniel Boone Bridge as seen on Google Map's streetview. The westbound span of the bridge will be closed on Sept. 25 for a safety inspection.
(St. Louis Public Radio via Google Maps)

If you need to get across the Missouri River from Chesterfield to St. Charles County on Sept. 25, plan ahead - your normal route won't be open.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is closing the westbound span of the Daniel Boone Bridge, which carries Interstate 64 over the Missouri River, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 25. Workers must inspect the 1930s-era bridge, which carries more than 75,000 cars a day.

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Morning round-up
9:24 am
Tue August 30, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, August 30, 2011

St. Louis-based Peabody Coal and ArcelerMittal will buy Australian coal giant Macarthur Coal for $5.2 billion.
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Peabody Coal, ArcelorMittal to buy Australian coal giant

According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Australian coal giant Macarthur Coal has agreed to be bought by Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal for $5.2 billion. St. Louis-based Peabody has pursued Macarthur for more than a year.

The Australian company is the biggest miner of pulverized coal, which is used in making steel and in great demand in Asia.

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Meth and Missouri
8:10 am
Tue July 26, 2011

St. Charles Co. hopes to reduce meth production with prescription requirement

St. Charles County residents will soon need a prescription to get their hands of cold medicine that contains pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine.
(via Flickr/ellie)

Residents in St. Charles County will soon need a prescription to purchase cold and allergy pills containing pseudoephedrine, the key ingredient in methamphetamine. 

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St. Charles County / Smoking Ban
3:40 pm
Tue June 14, 2011

Smoking ban proposal vetoed by St. Charles County executive

(via Flickr/curran)

A bill to put the decision about a county-wide smoking ban on the 2012 ballot in St. Charles County was vetoed today by County Executive Steve Ehlmann, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Morning round-up
9:33 am
Tue April 12, 2011

Morning headlines: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Missouri Capitol Rotundra. Missouri Senate leaders plan to debate legislation redrawing Missouri's congressional districts and allowing utilities to charge electric customers for some costs of developing a nuclear power plant.
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Missouri Senate to Debate Marquee Issues Today

Missouri Senate leaders plan to debate legislation redrawing Missouri's congressional districts and allowing utilities to charge electric customers for some costs of developing a second nuclear power plant in the state. Both bills are likely to generate significant discussion.

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Missouri Municipal Elections
3:04 pm
Tue April 5, 2011

Today's municipal elections running smoothly

Voter turnout today was higher than predicted in some areas.
(via Flickr/aperte)

Today’s elections seem to be running smoothly according to election officials in St. Louis City, St. Louis County and St. Charles County.

A low voter turnout was predicted across the board, but some areas are seeing higher turnout than expected.

Rich Chrismer, director of elections for St. Charles County, said the county is looking at an 18 percent turnout.

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Daniel Boone Bridge
4:27 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

Boone bridge westbound lanes closed this weekend

The Daniel Boone Bridge as seen on Google Maps' streetview (St. Louis Public Radio via Google Maps)

More headaches for those driving west on I-64 into St. Charles County. The westbound lanes of the Daniel Boone Bridge will be closed again this weekend, from 8 p.m. tonight until 5 a.m. Monday.

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St. Louis
3:37 pm
Fri January 7, 2011

State of St. Louis breakfast focuses on jobs

St. Clair County (IL) executive Mark Kern delivers his opening remarks to the State of St. Louis breakfast on January 7, 2011. (Rachel Lippmann, St. Louis Public Radio)

The subject of jobs and how to create them was front and center at the sixth annual State of St. Louis breakfast this morning.

The chief executives of St. Louis City, St. Louis County, St. Charles County and St. Clair County Illinois all say they expect a better economy in 2011 than 2010.

They all trumpeted the need to cooperate to ensure that happens.

St. Clair County executive Mark Kern wants to see the focus on one industry in particular.

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