Month: October 2019

Seniors yearn for a Steakburger, or fries, as Steak ‘n Shake’s future seems shaky
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Seniors yearn for a Steakburger, or fries, as Steak ‘n Shake’s future seems shaky

BENTON PARK WEST – Back in the 1950s, Carol Schultheis recalls, teenagers had more in mind than fries and steakburgers…
Closed St. Louis charter school owes Missouri millions, state auditor says
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Closed St. Louis charter school owes Missouri millions, state auditor says

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) — State Auditor Nicole Galloway says a closed St. Louis charter school was overpaid $1.4 million after…
The curious tale of the St. Louis street barriers
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The curious tale of the St. Louis street barriers

Story and photos by JACK GRONE When Henning Lohse-Busch and his wife, Emily, relocated a few years ago from Chicago…
State agency tracked Planned Parenthood patients’ periods
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State agency tracked Planned Parenthood patients’ periods

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri’s health department director said Tuesday that he had tracked the menstrual cycles of Planned Parenthood…
Sav A Lot grocery brings new life to food desert
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Sav A Lot grocery brings new life to food desert

HAMILTON HEIGHTS – When Pete’s Shur Save grocery store packed its bags and moved to University City in December 2016, it…
Ex-FBI agent hired by Gardner in Greitens case faces March trial
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Ex-FBI agent hired by Gardner in Greitens case faces March trial

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former FBI agent hired by St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner to help investigate…
Spencer, transportation committee clash on tabling airport privatization vote bill
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Spencer, transportation committee clash on tabling airport privatization vote bill

CITY HALL – Depending on who is talking, action by an aldermanic committee last week could either advance proposals to…
Data breach at health center hits up to 152,000
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Data breach at health center hits up to 152,000

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Officials at a St. Louis health center that serves needy, uninsured residents say a cyberattack has…
Bill would ban declawing of cats as cruel and inhumane
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Bill would ban declawing of cats as cruel and inhumane

CITY HALL – A certified animal lover, Christine Ingrassia keeps her own cat, two foster cats, and a dog. In…
City awards $1 million contract to cut down 2,000 dead and diseased trees
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City awards $1 million contract to cut down 2,000 dead and diseased trees

CITY HALL – In St. Louis, it’s time to clear away a bunch of old trees – a couple of…
350-pound baby due next summer at the zoo
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350-pound baby due next summer at the zoo

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The popular elephants exhibit at the St. Louis Zoo will grow by one next year. The…
North side aldermen stall freeholders nominations
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North side aldermen stall freeholders nominations

CITY HALL – As the apparent deadline for approving the city’s nine members of a freeholders board passed, action stalled…
Sumner’s homecoming draws hundreds, including from Vashon
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Sumner’s homecoming draws hundreds, including from Vashon

THE VILLE – Sumner High School.  It’s the first black high school west of the Mississippi River. Situated at 4248…
Recent fires were intentionally set, residents fear
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Recent fires were intentionally set, residents fear

ACADEMY – Carl Solomon predicted that his house at 5107 Enright Ave. would catch fire.  Sure enough, in the wee…
Letter to the editor: A council of elders could help raise, save children
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Letter to the editor: A council of elders could help raise, save children

I agree whole heartedly with St. Louis Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards, who was St. Louis’ chief juvenile court judge…
Bill would label parks as child care venues, ban guns
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Bill would label parks as child care venues, ban guns

CITY HALL – Alderwoman Cara Spencer, 20th Ward, is taking a step that she believes would keep firearms away from…
‘Eye in the sky’ surveillance gets support from pastor, foes of crime
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‘Eye in the sky’ surveillance gets support from pastor, foes of crime

JENNINGS – St. Louisans concerned about rampant gun violence – including two who have lost children to that violence –…
Hospital plan gets aldermen’s approval
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Hospital plan gets aldermen’s approval

CITY HALL – The St. Louis Board of Aldermen has voted to approve a revised development agreement for a hospital…
News in brief
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News in brief

Police security sought for St. Louis abortion clinic hearing ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri officials are asking St. Louis police…
Hearing begins on fate of Missouri’s lone abortion clinic
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Hearing begins on fate of Missouri’s lone abortion clinic

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The fate of Missouri’s only abortion clinic is at stake as a member of the state’s…
Developer helps make repairs to let homeowners keep up with new plans
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Developer helps make repairs to let homeowners keep up with new plans

FOUNTAIN PARK – It isn’t every day that developers work hand-in-hand with current residents.  However, that’s exactly what was framed…
Police security sought for St. Louis abortion clinic hearing
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Police security sought for St. Louis abortion clinic hearing

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri officials are asking St. Louis police to provide security for an upcoming hearing on the…
Cafe 7even brings international flair to north city
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Cafe 7even brings international flair to north city

KINGSWAY EAST – If you drive down Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in north St. Louis, you can’t help…
So far cash rewards aren’t flushing out killers in St. Louis
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So far cash rewards aren’t flushing out killers in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – Children were dying, the community was collectively incensed, and police needed answers and suspects.  When initial investigations came…
State troopers’ presence on city highways meets mixed reviews
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State troopers’ presence on city highways meets mixed reviews

DOWNTOWN – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has pulled up on St. Louis city. The question is, will their presence…
Gardner hires familiar face as law enforcement liaison
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Gardner hires familiar face as law enforcement liaison

DOWNTOWN – A familiar face who stood on the front lines during the 2014 Ferguson protests has come out of…
U.S. may want millions back if trolley stops running
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U.S. may want millions back if trolley stops running

ST. LOUIS (AP) — If a streetcar line ceases operation in the St. Louis area, the federal government may want…
St. Louis Aquarium hosts first job fair ahead of grand opening
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St. Louis Aquarium hosts first job fair ahead of grand opening

DOWNTOWN –  The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station is diving head-first into the city’s job market. Slated to open…
Urban farmer is growing health, hope in north St. Louis
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Urban farmer is growing health, hope in north St. Louis

KINGSWAY WEST – For many residents of north St. Louis, getting access to organic fruits and vegetables is a task…
Bill on reporting failed gun background checks gets committee approval
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Bill on reporting failed gun background checks gets committee approval

CITY HALL – St. Louis soon may have another weapon in its battle against violent crime: a requirement that gun…
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