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  • County council to withhold millions in Metrolink funding until progress made on safety concerns

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. – The St. Louis County Council says it will withhold millions of dollars in security funding for MetroLink until the St. Louis County police and Bi-State Development show progress on fixing safety problems that are keeping riders away. According to the county council, the partnership between the BSD and the St. Louis County police is just not working. The council is proposing to keep half of the $10 million funding split between the two groups until […]

  • Billy Busch wants to build microbrewery in Defiance, Missouri

    DEFIANCE, Mo. – Billy Busch wants to build a 20,000-square-foot farm microbrewery on the land right across the street from his Kraftig Polo Club in Defiance, near the Busch Wildlife on the old Bridlespur Hunt. Renderings show what the 265-customer facility would look like. The facility would produce 2,500 barrels per year. But residents near the proposed site said they’re not excited and want answers about the project. “There’s such ambiguity around protections, road studies, environmental impact, water, this is […]

  • Missouri appeals court holds session for students at Ft. Zumwalt West High School

    O’FALLON, Mo. – The Eastern District of the Missouri Court of Appeals took its show on the road to Fort Zumwalt West High School on Monday. Chief Judge Lisa Page said it shows kids how difficult it is making decisions “It gets them thinking about the work we do as judges and the importance of a fair and impartial judiciary,” she said. Every chief judge does something to reach out to their community. Because of a retirement, the eastern district […]

  • St. Louis County police using science to better train their force and new recruits

    ST. LOUIS COUNTY – St. Louis County police are using science to better train their force and new recruits. “We`re all limited because we’re human. Our brain can only do so much. Our brain can only process so much,” said Sgt. Bradley Bland with the St. Louis County Police Academy In this force science scenario, a top-notch recruit, war veteran and sniper platoon member was told a man would shoot at him but he couldn`t defend himself until he confirmed […]

  • Downtown bridge closures cause traffic nightmares

    ST. LOUIS – Drivers from Illinois coming into downtown St. Louis during the morning rush hour are dealing with a big traffic mess. Some drivers say their commutes have been as much as 30 minutes longer, now that the Martin Luther King Bridge is closed, as well as two westbound lanes on the Poplar Street Bridge. “That’s why we encourage drivers to look at alternatives. We’ve tried to get the word out in advance of the closure,” said Michelle Forneris, […]

  • Rockwood School District hosts crisis planning workshop

    The Rockwood School District hosted their crisis planning workshop, which focused on being proactive to prevent school tragedies. Every first responder agency and school in the Rockwood district took part in the workshop. They discussed emergency management and crises that have occurred in America. “All topics are on the table whether its school violence, social and emotional needs of kids, physical safety of a school building,” said Dr. Eric Knost, Rockwood Superintendent. Dr. Knost says the biggest takeaway from these […]

  • Local volunteers head to Carolinas ahead of Hurricane Florence

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. – As Hurricane Florence roars toward the Carolinas, trucks and volunteers from the St. Louis-area Red Cross left for North Carolina on Tuesday to help what could be close to a million evacuees. “The need for us to all to focus on the East Coast is great now, so the good thing about the Red Cross is we’re able to ramp up a large operation where everyone comes in and supports,” Chris Harmon, regional disaster officer for […]

  • St. Louis area hosts national election security summit; Russia remains a threat

    ST. LOUIS – How safe is your vote once it’s been cast? Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft says there hasn’t been any evidence showing a vote has been tampered with via computer. However, Monday’s national election security summit hosted at World Wide Technology is about being proactive. “Election authorities have always been committed to securing our elections and making sure every registered voter has the opportunity to vote and that their vote counts,” Ashcroft said. Cybersecurity is now a […]

  • $24 million emergency operations center opens in St. Charles County

    ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – It’s the building that St. Charles County hopes they’ll never have to use. If an emergency happens in St. Charles County, a new $24 million state-of-the-art emergency operations center will house all first responders under the same roof. “We’ll get everyone together here and be able to coordinate and use our Gateway Greenlight cameras we have around the county to know what’s going on,” said St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. It’s all about bringing […]

  • Restoring historic water towers in north St. Louis

    ST. LOUIS – Two water towers in north St. Louis could use some much-needed restoration. One local group is trying to restore history by refurbishing the national landmarks. The water towers stand in the College Hill neighborhood. The red tower was constructed in 1885; the white tower was built in 1871. Both were decommissioned in 1912 but could use repairs. “It doesn’t mean they’re not important,” said Andrew Weil, executive director of Landmarks Association of St. Louis. “They have national […]

  • Wentzville police using drones for traffic monitoring, other purposes

    WENTZVILLE, Mo. – Wentzville residents are realizing just because they don’t see a police drone, doesn’t mean it’s not watching them. The Wentzville Police Department is using unmanned drones for a variety of purposes. “It’s just one more tool in the tool bag for our officers to use,” said Jacob Scmidt, Wentzville Police Department. Recently, the department used one of its drones at a busy stop sign near four schools and the Stone Meadows neighborhood. The drone was 250 feet […]

  • Topgolf a big hit since opening last month

    CHESTERFIELD, Mo. – Topgolf is hitting the mark since its grand opening in the St. Louis area, as the Chesterfield location pulls in masses of people on a daily basis, becoming one of the company’s top spots in the country. “St. Louis has been really excited for us to be here and we’re super excited to be here as well,” said Rebecca Potorny, Topgolf marketing manager. Potorny says they have thoroughly exceeded initial goals. “It’s been crazy in a good […]