winter

Winter Olympics
10:35 am
Mon February 17, 2014

How Many St. Louis-Born Athletes In The Winter Olympics, Ever? Just 11

Credit Wikipedia

176 St. Louis-area-born athletes have competed in the Olympic Games, according to a list at Sports-Reference.com, mostly in the Summer Games, and many in events that today's Olympians can no longer medal in like Tug-of-War or Golf. Just 11 of those 176 competed in the Winter Olympics before this year's Sochi games — and only one made the medal stand.

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Other News
12:28 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Cold Weather Is Straining Heat-Up St. Louis

A city worker clears the sidewalks in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday. President Obama has declared all 114 Missouri counties and the city of St. Louis a federal disaster area following this week's winter storm.
(UPI/Bill Greenblatt)

Winter is taking its toll on Heat-Up St. Louis.

The charity said this week it has helped 19,398 people with their heating bills so far this season; a 29 percent increase over last year at this time.

Pam Walker, director of the St. Louis Department of Health, is asking residents and businesses to donate to Heat Up.

"We are anticipating that as many as 55,000 people are going to need help this heating season," Walker said, "and Heat-Up St. Louis is in need of resources."

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Arctic Weather
7:52 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

St. Louis Officials Move To Help Homeless Survive Arctic Chill

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay (center) urges homeless residents to seek shelter before sub-zero temperatures arrive.
Joseph Leahy / St. Louis Public Radio

St. Louis City officials are mobilizing to protect the city's homeless population as an arctic weather front is forecast to plunge the region into sub-zero temperatures late this weekend.

The National Weather Service says a winter storm could dump nearly a foot of snow on the St. Louis area by Sunday evening. The overnight low temperature on Sunday is forecast to reach -8 degrees with daytime highs on Monday peaking near -2 degrees.

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