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  • Hotel catering to millennials to open in St. Charles

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – A new and unique approach to hotels. Tru by Hilton has chosen the streets of St. Charles as their first hotel in the Midwest catering to millennials, and like minded people.“Its a high energy environment. We look for spots where there is high energy and diverse demand. This brings all that together and St. Charles has a lot of demand for a hotel,” said Ben Kinseth of Kenseth Hospitality Companies. The Tru hotel will offer 87 […]

  • Man insists damage to residence caused by home movers

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – There is a dilemma between a home owner and construction company handling the relocation of another house from the new NGA site in north city. While both sides agree the homeowner has an issue that needs to be fixed, they cannot seem to agree on a solution. Michael Maul has a crack on the sidewall of his house that goes from the second floor ceiling down to the first floor. He claims the company moving Charlesetta […]

  • Wounded Ballwin officer, wife witness groundbreaking on new home

    BALLWIN, MO (KPLR) – It’s been a tough eight months, full of constant change and stress, for a former Ballwin police officer and his wife. Officer Mike Flamion was shot while on duty July 18, 2016 and left paralyzed. Sarah Flamion, Mike’s spouse, has been by his side during the entire time, relocating to Colorado during Mike’s recovery. On Tuesday, the couple witnessed the groundbreaking of their new, wheelchair-accessible smart home, courtesy of the Gary Sinise Foundation. It was a […]

  • FBI honors St. Louis business and charity for building new homes for paralyzed veteran and first responders

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – Shubert Furniture Design and the Gary Sinise Foundation were honored by the FBI Monday. The award is for how the two have helped make the lives of severely injured police officers and veterans easier with new smart homes. Officers Mike Flamion and Craig Tudor plus Veteran Chris Sanna, were there as the FBI honored the Gary Sinise Foundation and Shubert Design Furniture for helping so many police officers and veterans. “Ultimately we are helping improve […]

  • St. Charles trolley returns to service

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Beginning Wednesday, St. Charles is bringing back its free trolley for those who haven’t been to the area in awhile. There’s plenty to see near the trolley, including the historic part of town and all the new growth in the area. After a seven-year break, people can once again ride the St. Charles Trolley and check out historic Main Street as well as the new growth at Streets of St. Charles. “Visitors, through research, have […]

  • BJC West receives approval for expansion

    CREVE COEUR, MO (KPLR) – Barnes Jewish West County Hospital will launch construction on a new facility later this month after receiving approval from the Creve Coeur City Council. BJC Healthcare has embarked on a project to revitalize their BJC West campus on Olive at I-270. “What we are looking to do is build a new hospital just behind this property and once we open that facility, we will take this facility down,” said Trish Lollo, BJC West president. “It […]

  • Residents near Cliff Cave Park not pleased with new construction project

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – A construction project at Cliff Cave Park in south St. Louis County has not found approval with all its neighbors. Joan Stesska, who’s lived on Cliff Cave Road for 38 years, said she never expected the park across the street from her home, which is a heritage park, to have construction. “My goal is to stop this project right now and get the council to look at the area and see it’s not a good design,” […]

  • Microsoft moving regional headquarters to Cortex campus

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – American tech giant Microsoft is ‘booting up’ in St. Louis. While some jobs are moving from Creve Coeur, nearly 100 new jobs are coming, and so is a state-of-the-art technology center. On Wednesday, Governor Eric Greitens and Mayor Francis Slay joined officials from Cortex and Wexford Science & Technology in announcing Microsoft would be part of a new, 180,000 square-foot office and lab development being built at the ‘4240 building’ on the Cortex Innovation Community campus in […]

  • Maryville University and PNC Bank partner for cyber security training

    TOWN AND COUNTRY, MO (KPLR) – Maryville University announced today it will debut a new cyber security services and education program.  This is being made possible through a three-year grant from the PNC Foundation. The program is called Protect and Connect.  It will provide free cyber security training to T-REX and Cortex start-ups and train diverse students in coding. Cyber security and coding jobs are in high demand.   Mark Lombardi is president of Maryville University, “there are 500,000 jobs in […]

  • ‘Hack-a-thon’ to remove invasive honeysuckle from Kirkwood Park

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – The five-day “hack-a-thon” in Kirkwood Park began Monday. The goal is to eradicate honeysuckle from the northern side of the park which is causing major issues. Honeysuckle is an invasive plant species that degrades woodlands, fields and stream banks. It kills other plants around it. “It’s actually pretty bad, very pervasive. so, within the three acres of the park, it is covered by honeysuckle,” said Kylie Christanell with the Kirkwood Park Department. Imported from Asia, […]

  • State senator says Missouri infrastructure improvement must be a priority

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – It’s no secret Missouri highways and bridges could use a makeover. State Senator Bill Eigle says his House bill will fix the problem with no extra cost to taxpayers. Senator Eigle says it’s easy to forget about how important our state transportation infrastructure is until it breaks down. “What we don’t have is a long-reaching plan that’s going to fund our roads and make sure we do it without raising taxes and without having to […]

  • Woman thanks security company for saving family’s lives during home fire

    FLORISSANT, MO (KPLR) – No one can underestimate the importance of first responders, especially after Tuesday night’s severe weather and deadly tornadoes. A Florissant homeowner said first responders and her home security company saved her family’s lives. After hearing her smoke detectors and realizing her home was on fire, Tabitha Taylor was rattled. She didn’t even think to call the fire department. However, she did hit her ADT Security button for help. ADT confirmed the fire and contacted the Florissant […]