Saturday, April 23, 2011
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said the airport's Terminal One sustained the most damage.
St. Louis travelers have a bit of good news in light of Friday storms: Lambert Airport should operate at 70 percent capacity by Sunday. Officials said in a news conference Saturday morning that Terminal One sustained the most damage, while Terminal Two had limited damage. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay said that he was stunned by the condition the airport was in last night but that airport employees have worked around the clock to get the airport running again. Slay said the airport should go to 100 percent capacity by the middle of the week. St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley said no St. Louis County residents lost their lives. "It's simply a blessing," Dooley said. While no lives were lost, there were still injuries. Lambert Airport…
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
What can families do to keep kids occupied during bad weather?
It's our assumption that many St. Louis residents would prefer to vacation during beautiful weather. You know what we're talking about: Sunny skies, a light breeze, temperatures in the low 70s. But as this week will likely demonstrate, nice weather—particularly in the spring—can quickly yield to damp, chilly conditions. This week, we'd like to hear your tips and tricks for occupying youngsters when vacation weather goes south. So onto this week's question: When you take your family on vacation or spring break, what activities do you have planned when it starts to rain?
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Here's how officials in Clayton, Richmond Heights and St. Louis County help safeguard your commute during bad weather and business holiday traffic.
During the winter holidays, snow and ice can pose hazards to people who live in Clayton, Richmond Heights and elsewhere in St. Louis County. So how do government employees make sure those threats are minimized? Here are 10 examples. Sources: Bruce Murray, public works director for Richmond Heights; Gary Scheipeter, public works superintendent for Clayton; Dave Wrone, spokesman for the St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Safety officials advise extra caution on the roads from now through the holidays.
As Christmas and New Year's approach public safety officials are advising Clayton and Richmond Heights drivers to take caution on the roads. "The holidays seem to get everyone into a panic, or they drink and then get behind the wheel," said Sgt. Al Nothum of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. "You add possible bad weather and people rushing, and bad things will happen." AAA estimated that approximately 38 million people traveled on highways during the 2009 holiday season, an increase over figures from 2008. Even more people are expected to travel during the holidays in 2010. "The best advice, which many people don't seem to listen to, is to allot enough time to get where you need to go," Nothum said. "If you're going to Grandma's house or…