Monday, May 6, 2013
The public has spoken. A naming contest selected the name Priya for the newest member of the Zoo's Asian elephant herd.
Raja's newest daughter, born April 26 at the St. Louis Zoo, finally has a name. Priya was named after a weeklong contest to pick among five names. The other options included Willow, Violet, Cai and Harper. According to the Zoo, there were 53,692 votes cast last week. Priya won out with 29.4 percent (15,777 votes) of the vote. The runners-up came in as follows: Ellie, one of the Zoo's Asian elephants, gave birth to a bouncing 250-pound baby girl at 10:57 p.m. Friday, April 26, according to the Zoo. See more videos of Priya posted on the Zoo's YouTube page.
Monday, April 29, 2013
The Zoo is asking patrons to help name its newest elephant this week.
Does she look like a Cai or a Priya? Maybe she is a Harper? The St. Louis Zoo can't decide what to name its baby elephant and it's asking patrons for help. Ellie, one of the Zoo's Asian elephants, gave birth to a bouncing 250-pound baby girl at 10:57 p.m. Friday, April 26, according to the Zoo. The Zoo has five names selected for the infant elephant and it is asking area residents to help choose which name is best suited for Ellie and Raja's new daughter. Patrons also chose Raja's name when he was born 20 years ago. The five options are: You can vote for your favorite name on the Zoo's web site, in person at any Zoo welcome desk or by mail. Mail a “Vote for the Baby Elephant Name” postcard with your name, address and your desired elephant …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
The crash began in North St. Louis and ended with a crash at Skinker and Forest Park Parkway.
Two men have been charged following a police chase that ended in a crash Wednesday on Skinker Blvd, tying up rush hour traffic. See our previous story: Traffic Tied Up on Skinker After Police Pursuit KSDK reports that the two suspects are both charged on several counts. Quoting from the KSDK story: The two suspects were caught Wednesday after a police pursuit ended in a crash. The pursuit started around 3 p.m. Wednesday at Benton and N. Jefferson, Fox 2 reports, and ended at Forest Park and Skinker. A police cruiser struck a vehicle on Skinker where the chase ended. To watch Fox 2's interview with the family in the car, click here.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The chase began near Benton and Jefferson, according to Fox 2 News.
Commuters can expect traffic delays near Forest Park and Skinker after a police pursuit ended in the area. According to Fox 2, two suspects are in custody after the pursuit ended in a crash. The pursuit started around 3 p.m. Wednesday at Benton and N. Jefferson, Fox 2 reports, and ended at Forest Park and Skinker. During the pursuit, a patrol car was involved in an accident with a vehicle. Two of the occupants in that vehicle suffered injuries. There is no information yet on the extent of their injuries. Patch editor Karlie Baker was near the scene and reports that traffic was backed up in both directions. To view Bommarito SkyFOX Helicopter photos of the scene, click here.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The accident happened around 6 a.m. Friday near the Dorchester.
Police have identified the woman struck and killed early Friday morning on Skinker Blvd. as Charlotte Cunningham, 61. KMOV reports that Cunningham was crossing the street in the 600 block of Skinker Boulevard around 6 a.m. when she was struck by an oncoming vehicle. See our previous story: Pedestrian Struck, Killed on Skinker Blvd. The driver of the car that struck the woman stopped and was questioned by police, Fox 2 reported. Accident reconstruction crews also investigated the accident. Dorchester resident Sara Mendelow told KMOV that with high pedestrian traffic and speeding cars, the street can be dangerous at certain times.
Friday, March 22, 2013
The accident happened near the Dorchester by Forest Park.
A pedestrian was struck and killed Friday morning on Skinker Boulevard near Forest Park, Fox 2 News reports. Police tell Fox 2 that the woman was in her 50s and was on her way to work around 6 a.m. this morning. Her belongings could be seen in the street. The driver of the car that struck the woman stopped and is being questioned by police. Accident reconstruction crews also are investigating. Skinker is closed in both directions. The street is expected to remain closed until Friday afternoon.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
One person is trapped after the accident near the intersection of Clayton Road and Skinker Blvd.
Fox 2 News is reporting that a person is trapped in their car following an accident near the intersection of Skinker and Clayton in St. Louis. According to Fox 2, emergency crews are at the scene and are working on removing the crash victim from the vehicle. The crash site is near the giant Amaco sign by Forest Park and is snarling traffic for those heading into Clayton and University City. Stick with Fox 2 News and Patch for more information on this story as it develops. To see photos of the crash, which has one car on top of another, visit Fox 2 Now.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
The shooting happened around 6 a.m. on Thursday, FOX-2 reported.
A woman is dead and a man is in critical condition after an early-morning shooting near Forest Park on Thursday. The shooting happened around 6 a.m. in the 6600 block of Oakland Avenue across from Forest Park near Clayton, Richmond Heights and University City, Patch's news partner FOX-2 reported on Thursday. The woman has been identified as Tequila Sanford, a 26-year-old resident living on Oakland Avenue. She was pronounced dead at the scene, FOX-2 reported. The full report is available on FOX-2's website. For more crime information on Patch, please see the following articles:
Friday, September 14, 2012
Parking and attendance Friday and for the Great Forest Park Balloon Race on Saturday are free to the public this weekend in downtown St. Louis.
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Cameron Gellman and his family have changed their diet and are exercising regularly ahead of October's JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Forest Park.
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Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Kim Gellman is a longtime Richmond Heights resident whose son, Cameron, was diagnosed with type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes last year. On Oct. 7, she and her family will participate in the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes in Forest Park. She shared the following article about her family's experience with the diagnosis. This is our first year to be involved with the JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes and we are very excited to be a part of raising funds for research to find a cure for TID (type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes) – for Cameron and everyone else. Cameron was diagnosed in December of last year at the age of 13. The diagnosis is overwhelming and scary. Both JDRF and St. Louis Children's Hospital have been a source of information, guidance and …