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  • Tesla to expand charging stations in Missouri

    ST. CHARLES, MO (KPLR) – Tesla plans to double their super-charging stations worldwide from 5,000 to 10,000. That means more places to plug in, in Missouri. Right now, the St. Louis area has one tesla supercharger station. But two more are on the way and plans are to have one of them ready this summer. This is tesla’s charging station in St. Charles. On Zumbehl, next to Interstate 70 in the Bogey Hills Shopping Center. It’s the only one in […]

  • With Greitens signature, Uber and Lyft can operate throughout Missouri

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR)- Uber, Lyft, and any other ride sharing service can now operate statewide in Missouri.  On Monday at St. Charles Community College, Governor Eric Greitens signed House Bill 13, allowing ride share services to operate without regulations. Grietens said, “Uber told us the minute we signed the bill they would create thousands of jobs in the state of Missouri, launching in St. Charles and statewide.” Uber even sent out notices letting people know they were now […]

  • With Greitens signature, Uber and Lyft can operate throughout Missouri

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR)- Uber, Lyft, and any other ride sharing service can now operate statewide in Missouri.  On Monday at St. Charles Community College, Governor Eric Greitens signed House Bill 13, allowing ride share services to operate without regulations. Grietens said, “Uber told us the minute we signed the bill they would create thousands of jobs in the state of Missouri, launching in St. Charles and statewide.” Uber even sent out notices letting people know they were now […]

  • St. Louis housing market renaissance

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – There’s no doubt St. Louis has become a sellers’ market in real estate. As Vic Faust reports, realtors say they have not seen anything like this, and there is a reason for it.

  • Lyda Krewson sworn in as St. Louis mayor

    ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) – It was a history making day in St. Louis as Lyda Krewson took the oath of office Tuesday at the St. Louis City Hall Rotunda to become the city’s 46th mayor. Krewson thanked her family, colleagues, and all city workers. “I am well aware I didn’t get here by myself and I won’t govern by myself,” she said. Kansas City Mayor Sly James delivered the pre-inaugural address and said Krewson is a woman who has guts […]

  • Moving day for Mayor Francis Slay

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Monday is moving day as St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says goodbye to city hall and the office he’s occupied for the last 16 years. As the mayor watched his official portrait be hung in city hall, he couldn’t help but be emotional, saying he couldn’t describe the feeling, but adds it was joyful. “I think we have a lot to be proud of for what we accomplished over the years; and it’s a new chapter […]

  • St. Louis hosts three big collegiate championship events in past 30 days

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis is rolling with major events downtown. The NCAA Women’s Gymnastics National Championships are going on at Chaifetz Arena, wrapping up a hectic 30 days of events that brought plenty of cash into the city. In less than 30 days, St. Louis has hosted the NCAA Wrestling Championship, the Women’s College Hockey Frozen Four Championship, and now the Women’s Gymnastics National Championships. “Anytime you have people in downtown spending money, wearing college colors, it is […]

  • Mayors from across the country impressed by Cortex District

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Mayors from across the country are in town visiting the Cortex District in the Central West End, learning how the innovation hub has become a premier destination for bio-science, technology research, development, and commercialization. “They’re blown away; they’re in awe of what they see here!” said St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay. “This is a proud moment for St. Louis and me as mayor when I see colleagues from around the country come to St. Louis to […]

  • STL Circuit Attorney visits state capitol to plead for improved witness protections

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said her number one job as the city’s top prosecutor is to protect victims and witnesses of crime. On Tuesday, she traveled to the state capitol to convince lawmakers to improve protections for those same victims and witnesses. According to Gardner, a decades-old Missouri Supreme Court ruling is hurting her office. “Under the rule, we have to turn over those identifiers to defense attorneys and, in turn, they turn […]

  • Reckless drivers endangering lives along Goodfellow Ave.

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Residents in one north St. Louis neighborhood live in fear of reckless drivers as their speed down the streets and blow through stop signs. A KPLR 11 news crew observed several instances of bad driving while positioned along a stretch of Goodfellow Avenue. In one instance, a driver used the turn lane to pass another vehicle and blew through the stop sign. “We’ve got wild traffic!” said resident Keith Crawford. Crawford, who’s lived in the 8800 block […]

  • Bringing ride-sharing to St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – Bringing Uber, Lyft and other transportation network companies to St. Charles; it’s the goal of St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. He said both residents and businesses are in favor of it. Both ride-sharing companies operate out of St. Louis, but not St. Charles. State Senator Bob Onder (R-Lake St. Louis) is sponsoring a bill in the Missouri Senate to change that. “Let me make this clear. The best solution is for his bill […]

  • Children mourning loss of their mother, stepfather in boiler explosion

    ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – A fourth person has died following Tuesday’s boiler explosion at Loy-Lange Box Company. Clifford Lee was helping a newly married couple, Tonya Gonzalez-Suarez and Christopher Watkins, fill out paperwork at Faultless Healthcare Linen when a large piece of the exploded crashed through the roof, crushing all three of them. The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. at the Loy-Lange Box Company, located at 222 Russell Boulevard. A van-sized piece of the boiler went airborne and crashed […]