The City of St. Louis has received $600,000 to provide homeless veterans with services.
The money will be split between the St. Patrick Center, which offers housing services, and Employment Connection which provides job training skills.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says that as approximately 12 percent of the city’s homeless are veterans.
Updated at 3:19 p.m. June 8 to add information about murder charge
Previously we told you about a shooting just southwest of downtown St. Louis that left a seven-year-old girl in critical condition.
Sadly, according to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, the shooting has taken a fatal turn.
A heat advisory is in effect in the St. Louis Public Radio listening area until 7 p.m. on Wednesday (June 8), but medical emergencies associated with the heat have already begun.
The St. Louis City Department of Health said that, as of Monday afternoon, there have been 12 heat-related EMS runs and eight heat-related hospital reports in St. Louis since Saturday (June 4).
St. Louis County also said that 17 people were treated for heat exhaustion over the weekend.
The Missouri treasurer's office has returned $1.4 million in unclaimed property to a St. Louis area employer.
State Treasurer Clint Zweifel said the returned money is the second largest amount his office has returned from unclaimed property. He did not identify the employer.
The $1.4 million account was made up of more than 260 individual securities accounts. The largest single amount, $1.6 million, was returned in January 2010 to a person in the St. Louis area.
Urban gardening has found a stronghold in backyard and community plots and now, with some help from one organization, urban gardening is making its move into St. Louis schools.
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