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  • University City to resume operating Emergency Medical Services after outsourcing

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – After outsourcing emergency medical services for the past four years, University City is handing the responsibility back to its fire department. Some city leaders say the decision came after strong urging from the community. Beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 3), University City Fire Department (UCFD) could have as many as three ambulances ready to respond at any given time. Fire Chief Bill Hinson said the department is one of the busiest in St. Louis […]

  • Neighborhood Net looking for 500 volunteers to keep kids safe getting to and from school

    ST. LOUIS – The initiative Neighborhood Net is looking for 500 volunteers to make sure bus stops in the most dangerous areas are safe as kids head off to their first day of school. Better Family Life and other organizations are calling for men and women to volunteer. They would like to see a lot of men who were raised in the city and brought up in the public school system volunteer. Volunteers will man the bus stops on the […]

  • 5th annual ‘Ferguson Unity Weekend’ kicks off Friday

    FERGUSON, Mo. –  The fifth anniversary of the Michael Brown shooting is one week from Friday and this weekend the city of Ferguson hosts the fifth annual “Unity Weekend ” August 2-4. True to its theme, ‘Unity in Diversity’, the event provides free backpacks filled with school supplies for children and youth, a variety of services and community resources, along with plenty of food and fun for the entire family. Starting at 10:00 a.m on Friday, August 2 the Ferguson Community Center […]

  • Missouri’s back-to-school tax-free weekend begins Friday

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Missouri’s tax-free weekend means saving at the cash register as students stock up on gear for the new school year. For 2019, tax-free items include clothes, shoes, school supplies, computer software, computers, and graphing calculators but there is a dollar limit per item and some exceptions for what else qualifies. It is also important to note that there’s a short list of communities who are offering Municipal tax breaks as well. Some stores in Chesterfield, Ballwin, […]

  • Planned Parenthood and ACLU suing over Missouri abortion law

    ST. LOUIS Mo. – Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union along with law firm Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP are suing the state of Missouri to stop a law that bans abortions beyond the eighth week of pregnancy from taking effect Aug. 28. “Planned Parenthood will not cower to politicians who are trying to dismantle our access to safe, legal abortion — not in Missouri, and not anywhere else,” said Alexis McGill Johnson, acting president and CEO of […]

  • Father wants answers after missing son’s body found behind store cooler 10 years later

    COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa – Larry Murillo-Moncada’s body was found behind the cooler at an abandoned No Frills supermarket in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and father Victor Murillo wants answers. Murillo-Moncada left home upset on the night of November 28, 2009, and had been reported missing by his parents. After nearly 10 years went by with no answers, his body was finally found and identified. In January, workers removing equipment at the supermarket, which CNN affiliate KCCI says closed in 2016, found the body and […]

  • Vigil for murdered Ole Miss student Ally Kostial at Lindbergh High School today

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — A vigil is planned for Ally Kostial, the murdered Ole Miss student from St. Louis. Friends and family will gather at Lindbergh High School at 8pm to remember her. A new video shows Kostial walking away from a bar near the Ole Miss campus. Ally is wearing a white shirt and you can see her walk across the street and down the block. Kostial`s body was found the next morning near a lake about 20 miles […]

  • Founder Henry Shaw’s birthday celebration at Missouri Botanical

    ST. LOUIS- Celebrate founder the Missouri Botanical Garden Henry Shaw’s 219th birthday Wednesday, July 24. Guest will enjoy old-fashioned entertainment and free admission to the Missouri Botanical Garden and Children’s Garden all day. The event will feature a focus on trees of the Missouri Botanical Garden. In the Children’s Garden, kids can participate in activities using tree products and hear tree stories. The Historic District will have activities involving historic furniture and trees. Docent-led tree tours will be available. Missouri […]

  • Friends reflect on losing their friend, Mississippi college student Ally Kostial

    ST. LOUIS – Ole Miss student and St. Louis native Ally Kostial was found shot to death near a Mississippi fishing camp Saturday morning. The 21-year-old graduated from Lindbergh High School before heading to the University of Mississippi to study Marketing. According to WLBT in Mississippi Kostial was last seen stopping at the door of a bar near campus Friday night, but she never went inside. The station also reports that authorities close to the case say Kostial went home […]

  • Hundreds of children get back to school supplies

    CREVE COEUR, MO – It is always nice to have new school supplies as you head back to school. Sunday hundreds of kids were outfitted with everything they need before heading back to school. Markers, crayons, and books, some of the staples on a back to school supply list. To check a few items off the list for the 19th year, the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis opened up their back to school store. “Back to school store […]

  • United Way opens cooling centers in Missouri throughout heat advisory

    ST. LOUIS -With the temperatures and summer conditions climbing into triple digits, a heat advisory has been issued for the St. Louis Metro-area through Saturday evening. The heat index could see temperatures of 105 degrees. To help those take refuge from the heat this week, the United Way opened cooling centers in both Missouri. Cooling centers will be available through the United Way for those unable to keep their homes cool throughout the advisory. Staff members remind people to be […]

  • Metro’s Most Wanted: Aspiring chemist gunned down 9 years ago; mother wants justice

    ST. LOUIS – An aspiring chemist shot and killed; his murder remains unsolved. The shooting happened almost nine years ago but the victim’s mother is talking about it for the first time. Darren Thomas was born on February 4, 1974. He was Gloria Shields-Snulligan’s firstborn and she said he was brilliant. Darren grew up in south St. Louis. He attended Oakville High School and graduated from Meramac with a degree in chemistry. In September 2010, Darren was promoted to quality […]

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