Parking Rates Going Up At Lambert-St. Louis International

(St. Louis, MO)  --  You're going to be digging a bit deeper for short-term parking at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.  A flat five-dollar rate for each two-hour increment or any part of that time for the first six hours has been approved by the St. Louis Airport Commission.  Currently, parking at the hourly parking garages runs you two-fifty an hour.  The increase will generate an additional one-and-a-half-million dollars a year.

St. Louis Apartment Market Shows Rents Are Up

(St. Louis, MO)   --  The latest numbers for the St. Louis-area apartment market reveals rents are up and the vacancy rate is holding steady.  An analysis by commercial real estate broker CBRE shows rents rose two-point-three percent last year.  The report also found vacancies averaged a little under seven percent as of the end of last year but it varies throughout the region.  The highest vacancy rate, at eight-point-eight percent, was found in north St. Louis County.

Man Who Killed Girlfriend Identified

(St. Louis, MO)   --   The man who killed his girlfriend on a neighbor's porch and was later himself killed by police is being identified.  Police say 37-year old Terence Anderson shot and killed 32-year old Nichole Haynes and wounded her 15-year-old daughter on Tuesday afternoon.  Haynes was initially shot at her home and then ran to her neighbor's house for help.  The neighbor struggled with the front door as Haynes cried for help.  Anderson chased after Haynes and shot her again, this time on the neighbor's porch, killing her.

Missouri Appeals Court Hears Red Light Camera Issue

(St. Louis, MO)   --  How red light cameras are operated across the state came before the state appeals court in St. Louis.  The court heard arguments yesterday in a number of cases to help determine the issue - and includes if the cameras should be used at all.  Previously, the Eastern District Missouri Court of Appeals has held that localities can use the cameras to snag red-light runners. Arguments were also made involving red light ordinances in St. Louis and Florissant.

St. Louis Pothole Season In Full Swing

(St. Louis, MO)   --  It's pothole time in St. Louis and the driving isn't easy.  Up and down temperatures are again causing a lot of potholes around town.  The city is again offering its 48-hour guarantee that if you report it - they will repair it.  Todd Waeltermann with the St. Louis Streets Department told the "Post-Dispatch" that his team will get to every pothole within 48 hours.

Train Kills One Overnight In Pacific

(Pacific, MO)  --  An Amtrak train struck and killed a man overnight in Pacific.  The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was reportedly walking along the tracks.  There were no injuries reported on the train traveling from Kansas City to St. Louis.  

Lockdown At Western Illinois University

(Macomb, IL)  --  A threatening letter led to a lockdown Wednesday at Western Illinois University in Macomb.  Police say the message was found in an apartment complex near campus, indicating there would be a shooting at the school.  An investigation continues.  

Investigation Into Missouri Citizen's Privacy Invasion

(Jefferson County, MO)  --  A Missouri House Committee is investigating reports that local driver's license facilities are disclosing personal information to out-of-state companies.  This prompted Representative Todd Richardson, a Republican from Poplar Bluff, to file legislation this week strengthening Missouri's privacy laws.  HB 787 would ban state agencies from scanning personal documents and transferring them to databases in other states.    

iPhone App Puts Local 13-Year-Old In Danger

(St. Charles County, MO)  --  An iPhone app puts a local 13-year-old in danger.  Police say a 21-year-old Kansas City man traveled to Harvester after hooking up with the teen on "Meet 24."  Dominique Carter was caught with the girl during a routine traffic stop in late February and remains jailed in St. Charles County.

Grandma Jailed In O'Fallon, Missouri Abduction

(O'Fallon, MO)  --  Investigators say a tip led them to a Grandma accused of kidnapping her eight-year-old grandson in O'Fallon, Missouri the day after Christmas.  Fifty-two-year-old Donna Andres had managed to elude authorities until her arrest this week in the 26-hundred block of Maple Tree Drive in St. Charles.  The child's legal guardian has been notified.  

Additional Lane Closure On The Blanchette Bridge

(St. Louis County, MO)  --  An additional lane closure is planned today on Westbound I-70 at the Blanchette Bridge.  The closure begins this morning at nine and continues until noon.  Alternate crossings include Route 370 across the Discovery Bridge or Route 364 across the Veterans Memorial.

Bumble Bee Recalls Tuna

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Bumble Bee Foods has announced a tuna recall as Roman Catholics across the country observe lent.  The products include specific codes of five-ounce Chunk White Albacore and Chunk Light Tuna.  They were distributed nationwide between January 17th and February 28th.  Consumers can contact the company at 800-800-8572.   

Not So Traditional Relationships

(St. Louis, MO)  --  According to the website, women across St. Louis are opting for not so traditional relationships.  St. Louis ranked number six for new sign-ups just in the last week to the "sugar daddy" dating website.  Louisville, Las Vegas, Birmingham, Dallas, and New York were the top five.


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