Day: August 7, 2017

Work on I-70 could snarl traffic this weekend

ST. LOUIS – Drivers on eastbound I-70 near Foristell will need to give themselves extra time to travel this weekend as crews will have one lane closed, leaving only one lane open to traffic. Crews will close one eastbound I-70 lane from Foristell to Wentzville Parkway starting at 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11. The lane is expected to reopen by 5 a.m. Monday, Aug 14. During the closure, crews will be removing and repairing pavement on the interstate. Motorists are encouraged to […]

MetroLink security officer accused of stealing woman’s purse

A MetroLink security officer is accused of stealing cash and credit cards from a woman’s purse. Murphy Outlaw, 59, of East St. Louis, Il., will face a grand jury for felony theft. According to a probable cause statement from St. Louis Metro Police, a woman reported that her purse and credit cards had been stolen near 600 Washington St. around 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 5. The officer reviewed surveillance footage from the 600 block […]

Clayton Fire Department: School starts soon, keep kids safe

The summer is coming to a close and the Clayton Fire Department would like to remind you to take the time to review these Back to School Safety Tips with your young learners: When packing or planning your child’s lunch, be cognizant of their classmates potential allergies. The source www.foodallergy.org reports that nearly 5.9 million school age kids have food related allergies, that is 1 in 13 or on average 2 kids in each classroom. Eight major food […]

Calls for a reorganized Bi-State board issued by Stenger and Krewson

After in-fighting about security on the MetroLink, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson on Friday called for a reorganization of the agency in charge of the public transit system. The two leaders requested Gov. Eric Greitens replace four Missouri members of the Bi-State Board of Commissioners in addition to filling a vacant Missouri seat. Stenger’s nominees for the vacant seat include former county police chiefs Ron Battelle and Jerry Lee, […]

Schnucks Richmond Center to Host Lego Robotics Teams on Tuesday, Aug. 8.

What: Schnucks Richmond Center will host two young ladies Lego Robotics teams and introduce them to Tally – the new robot now traversing the aisles of the store. When: Tuesday, August 8 2 p.m. Where: Schnucks Richmond Center 6600 Clayton Road Richmond Heights, MO 63117 Visuals/ Audio: The 5th – 8th grade girls will be gathering at Schnucks Richmond Center, with their own robots in tow, to see Tally in action. They will have a chance […]

Landowners see ‘bigger picture,’ join forces with Missouri Department of Conservation to eliminate feral hogs

So far in 2017, MDC and partners have removed 4,128 feral hogs in Missouri. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — When Ken Hobbs bought his 362 acres in Reynolds County, it was pristine and he planned to farm cattle and goats on the land. Then feral hogs moved in. Feral hogs are an aggressive invasive species. Their violent nature, rooting habits, and known diseases pose a threat to wildlife, farm crops, and the balance of nature. “I […]

Jewish cemetery in U City recovers from massive vandalism, holds rededication ceremony

Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery Executive Director Anita Feigenbaum (L) explains how headstones that were toppeled over, were repaired or replaced to members of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, following a rededication ceremony in University City on Sunday Aug. 6. More than 100 headstones were knocked over or destroyed at the 124-year-old cemetery on Feb. 20. No one has been apprehended or taken responsibility for the damage. Photo by Bill Greenblatt/UPI

MoDOT: Big Bend bridge to reopen Aug. 16 after redecking project

ST. LOUIS – The Missouri Department of Transportation will join with federal, state and local officials to celebrate the completion of the Big Bend bridge construction project with a ribbon cutting, according to a press release. The ribbon cutting is set for 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 11 on the east side of the Big Bend Bridge. The roadway won’t open immediately after the ceremony, but is expected to open by morning rush on Wednesday, Aug. 16. The bridge closed on May […]

Guest Column: A letter of support for Congresswoman Ann Wagner

On Friday, I read a profile of Democrat Mark Osmack on the Clayton Times website. Some of his comments struck me as misleading and others were downright lies. I have known Congresswoman Wagner for years now and, contrary to what Mr. Osmack says, Ann gladly spends time in Jefferson County. In fact, my family has known the Wagners (nee Trousdale) since Ann grew up in South County, went to high school at Cor Jesu, which […]

St. Louis County Blog 4 p.m. — Missouri missing out on millions from film tax credits, MDT 80th Anniversary open house

Monday, Aug. 7, 2017, 4 p.m. Clayton Times: Calls for a reorganized Bi-State board issued by Stenger and Krewson After in-fighting about security on the MetroLink, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger and St. Louis City Mayor Lyda Krewson on Friday called for a reorganization of the agency in charge of the public transit system. Clayton Times: Work on I-70 could snarl traffic this weekend Drivers on eastbound I-70 near Foristell will need to give themselves extra time to […]