With the cold weather moving through the St. Louis area, the United Way of St. Louis is urging people to take advantage of its free help line.
United Way spokeswoman Carrie Zukoski says people in need of temporary shelter from the cold, a warm meal, or even a place to stay should call 2-1-1 for help.
Sixth heat-related death reported in St. Louis City this year
Earline Walker is the sixth person in St. Louis to die of heat-related causes this year.
90-year-old Walker was found last week by her family at her residence in the 3000 block of Semple. She had window air conditioner units, but they were blowing hot air.
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