Andrea Smith | St. Louis Public Radio

Andrea Smith

News Intern

Andrea Smith is the St. Louis Public Radio Fall intern. She is an Arkansas native and a graduate from the University of Arkansas with a major in journalism and a minor in Spanish.

People gather outside the Amalgamated Transit Union 788 headquarters on the day members voted against a proposed employment contract on Oct. 1, 2019.
Andrea Smith | St. Louis Public Radio

The transit union that represents MetroBus and MetroLink workers voted Monday to reject Bi-State Development’s most recent proposed new employment contract.

Union representatives said the contract fell short on worker safety, wages and medical benefits. 

Real estate agent Shawn Uhe speaks during a press conference at the Better Business Bureau in St. Louis about being a target of business email fraud. 9/26/19
Andrea Smith | St. Louis Public Radio

Internet security officials in St. Louis and around the country report a growing number of email scams that stole more than a billion dollars from businesses and individuals in 2018.

A Better Business Bureau report released Thursday says the amount of money email scammers stole tripled between 2016 and 2018. 

People in the St. Louis area recently have been the targets of scammers posing as religious leaders, the YMCA and the Better Business Bureau, said Steve Baker, an investigator for the bureau.