St. Louis

Crime
12:43 pm
Wed March 23, 2011

Hotel sued over alleged molestation

The family of a child allegedly molested by a drunken guest at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in suburban St. Louis is suing the hotel.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the suit was filed Tuesday.

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Francis R. Slay
3:14 pm
Mon March 21, 2011

Francis R. Slay remembered as the "fiber" of his community

Pallbearers accompany the casket of Francis R. Slay outside St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral in St. Louis on March 21, 2011.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

For 35 years, Francis R. Slay held court every Wednesday at the banquet hall at St. Raymond's Maronite Cathedral, just south of downtown.

On Monday, hundreds gathered in the Cathedral's pews to pay honor to a man the Cathedral's bishop, Robert Shaheen, called the "fabric" of St. Raymond's.

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I-55 Closure
1:18 pm
Fri March 18, 2011

Section of I-55 in St. Louis closed this weekend to remove Delor Bridge

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A view of the Delor Bridge from I-55.

Interstate 55 from Carondelet to Broadway will be closed this weekend as the Missouri Department of Transportation removes the Delor Bridge.

The project is part of the Interstate 55 Bridge Replacement Project, which also includes the Holly Hills Bridge, scheduled to be removed in May or June. The total cost of replacing both bridges is $3 million.

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St. Louis City Earnings Tax
6:14 pm
Thu March 17, 2011

Sierra Club urges St. Louis to retain city earnings tax

Forest Park in St. Louis is one of the places the Sierra Club says would be hurt by getting rid of the city's earnings tax in the upcoming April 5 election.
(via Flickr/pasa47)

An environmental group is urging St. Louis voters to approve Proposition E in the April election.

The proposition asks voters whether the city can retain the 1 percent earnings tax, which generates about one-third of the city’s budget.

The Sierra Club is encouraging St. Louisans to vote yes.

John Hickey says the earnings tax is the main source of funding for the city’s parks.

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IBM Grant
4:13 pm
Wed March 9, 2011

St. Louis named recipient of IBM "Smarter Cities" grant

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St. Louis has been named as one of 24 cities worldwide to be awarded a "Smarter Cities" grant by IBM, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Tim Logan reports

What does the grant entail? And how will it be used in St. Louis?

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City primaries
7:38 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

Upset in 24th Ward primary; voter turnout below 7 percent

St. Louis City Hall
(via Flickr/Richie Diesterheft)

Updated at 12:30 p.m. Wed. with correct percentages

Updated with final unofficial results at 10:30 p.m.

A former St. Louis alderman who was recalled from office in 2005 over his support for controversial development projects in his south city ward seems poised to take his old seat back in April.

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National Children's Study
1:32 pm
Tue March 8, 2011

First local baby born into National Children's Study

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Back in December 2010 we told you that St. Louis is joining the National Children's Study, the largest long-term study of child health ever conducted in the United States.

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St. Louis Bank Robberies
2:29 pm
Fri March 4, 2011

Same suspect may be responsible for 5 bank heists in St. Louis area

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FBI officials in St. Louis suspect that a man who robbed a Regions Bank branch on Friday is the same man responsible for four other bank robberies in the St. Louis area since December.

The robber entered the bank about 9:15 a.m. Friday, approached a teller, displayed a handgun and demanded money. He left with an undisclosed amount.

The FBI says the same man may have robbed the same bank on Jan. 31, another Regions Bank branch on Feb. 22, the Southern Commercial Bank on Jan. 12 and First Bank on Dec. 6.

compton bridge
10:03 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Compton Bridge to reopen tomorrow

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A map of the location of the Compton Bridge. Click around in the map to explore.

The Compton Bridge in midtown St. Louis is set to reopen to traffic tomorrow.

Compton will be the primary detour during the 14-month reconstruction of the Grand Boulevard Bridge.

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Census estimates
4:33 pm
Fri February 25, 2011

Gap between census estimates, reality, not that uncommon

(US Census Bureau)

In 2009, the news from the U.S. Census Bureau was all good for the city of St. Louis.

The American Community Survey showed the city's population had 356,587 people - up about two percent from the 2000 official count. And Mayor Francis Slay would challenge numbers that didn't confirm the notion that his city was growing.

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