St. Louis carjacking caught on camera, suspect who left debit and EBT cards convicted
This article contains AI-assisted content. St. Louis, Missouri - James Blakemore, 36, has been convicted for his involvement in a 2020 carjacking incident. The conviction stemmed from a carjacking event caught on camera, where the accused threatened a truck driver at gunpoint and stole a vehicle. Blakemore faced multiple felony charges, including carjacking, brandishing a firearm in a violent crime, and illegal firearm possession by a felon.
Mass Layoff: U.S Steel Announces a Massive Layoff at an Illinois Steel Plant
U.S. Steel layoffs has announced a significant layoff at its Granite City Works facility, impacting up to 1,000 employees. The layoffs, set to occur in January 2024, follow the company's decision to indefinitely idle the facility for what it describes as aligning production capacity with current order levels.
Florissant man charged with fentanyl distribution in case that led to the death of twin brothers
This article contains AI-assisted content. St. Louis, Missouri - Jesse Charleston, 33, of Florissant, was arrested and charged with three felonies relating to the distribution and possession of fentanyl. These charges come in the wake of a tragic incident in May, where the illegal substance he allegedly sold led to the death of twins in St. Louis.
Indefinite Steelmaking Shutdown in Illinois Hits Thousand Staff, Sparks Criticism
Critical Blow to Employment: A Thousand Workers Affected as U.S. Steel Suspends Operations at Illinois Plant. Disappointing news for U.S. Steel employees in Granite City with the steel giant announcing it would be idling steelmaking at the Granite City Works plant indefinitely, resulting in 1000 employees being laid off.
St. Louis man admits to the February robbery of Jennings Gas Mart
This article contains AI-assisted content. St. Louis, Missouri - Richard E. Barber, 51, of St. Louis County, confessed in U.S. District Court to the armed robbery of a convenience store in Jennings this past February. Barber admitted that at the time of the robbery, he was under supervised release. He had previously pleaded guilty in 2014 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 100 months in prison.
The historic Jewel Box of Missouri: a remarkable greenhouse designed by William C. E. Becker in 1934
The historic Jewel Box built in 1936 is also referred to as the St. Louis Floral Conservatory or the City of St. Louis Floral Display House. This is a large greenhouse located at the intersection of Wells and McKinley Drives in Forest Park in St. Louis City, Missouri. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 14, 2000.
Historic Hotel Jefferson's ballroom has the same name as the haunted ballroom in The Shining
Hotel Jefferson, also known as New Hotel Jefferson, Sheraton-Jefferson, and Jefferson Arms, and soon to become Marriott's AC Hotel brand, is located at 415 North Tucker Avenue in the independent city of St. Louis, Missouri. On October 24, 2003, this building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Illinois City has the Most Haunted Places to See Paranormal Activity in America
Being in December is the best time to see scary movies, go to haunted places, and listen to ghost stories. There is, however, one more scary thing you could do: take a road trip. It might even make the hairs on your arms stand up.
Big Shoe Store in Illinois Closing – Great Sale Happening!
Final Farewell: New Balance Store in Illinois Bids Adieu with Grand Sale. Fairview Heights, Illinois, a bustling suburban area, is witnessing the end of an era for shoe enthusiasts. The renowned New Balance store, a staple in the community since its opening in fall 2010, is set to close its doors permanently this weekend. This announcement has sent ripples of disappointment among loyal customers and footwear aficionados.
The seventh richest person in Missouri
This billionaire asks his fans not to look him up on Facebook, Instagram, or WhatsApp. He says, "I've got better things to do. And frankly, so do you." He is an accomplished artist, engineer, and entrepreneur. His name is Jim McKelvey, and his net worth exceeds $1.6 billion, making him the 7th richest person in Missouri.
Survey Ranks Alton City as the Most Haunted Town in the Entire Illinois
Alton, situated on the Illinois bank of the Mississippi River, is renowned as one of the most haunted cities in the United States and boasts a rich history. The peculiar differentiation in question has even garnered the interest of the widely viewed television program "Ghost Adventures," which investigated the enigmatic Mineral Springs Hotel. Indeed, TheTravel.com ranks Alton tenth on its list of the most haunted municipalities in the United States.
Former St. Louis Alderman Accused of Lying to Police in Fraud Case Fallout
In St. Louis, former alderman Brandon Bosley faces new charges for falsely reporting a carjacking incident last year. He was indicted in a fraud case earlier and now stands accused of fabricating an attempted carjacking.
Mold and hygiene issues lead to FDA warning for St. Louis noodle manufacturer
This article contains AI-assisted content. St. Louis, Missouri - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning letter to Wan-Gee Foods, Inc., a noodle manufacturer in St. Louis, Missouri, following an inspection that took place from May 2 to May 24, 2023. The inspection report details various sanitation and hygiene issues within the manufacturing facility, including mold presence and employee practices that could lead to food contamination which are a repeat of violations found in a previous inspection ending on May 13, 2022.
Express Scripts Inc. secures $634 million contract mod for TRICARE Pharmacy Benefit Program
This article contains AI-assisted content. St. Louis, Missouri - Express Scripts Inc., headquartered in St. Louis, has received a Defense Health Agency contract modification, valued at $634,302,804. This modification is an extension to the previously established contract from September 23, 2021, and encompasses the increased values for unexercised Option Periods 2-7.
Historic Baptiste G. Aubuchon House was built around 1842 and still stands
This privately owned home is located at 450 rue St. Jacques in Florissant, Missouri (St. Louis County). It was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 6, 1976. According to Find-a-Grave records, the early owner's full name was Jean Baptiste G. Aubuchon, Sr.
St. Louis-based Boeing awarded $33 million Air Force contract for munitions support
This article contains AI-assisted content. St. Louis, Missouri - The Boeing Company's St. Louis site has been awarded a firm-fixed-price Air Force contract valued at $33,004,252. This contract centers on the Small Diameter Bomb I (SDB-I) program, focusing on its sustainment and contractor logistics support. The contract ensures comprehensive support throughout the stages of production, fielding, and subsequent sustainment phases.
Opinion: The Cardinals are Adding Pitchers, but not Getting Better
There are more problems on the horizon. The St. Louis Cardinals, along with the Chicago White Sox, were one of the most disappointing teams in baseball last year. In an effort to turn things around, the Cards have turned to free agency to shore up their starting rotation.
Illinois Store of Renowned Shoe Brand Set to Close – Big Closing Sale Starts!
Last Chance for Footwear Fans: Illinois Store of Well-Known Shoe Brand to Close Doors – Closing Sale Extravaganza!. Disappointing news for fans of the shoe brand New Balance with the announcement that The New Balance store in Fairview Heights, Illinois, will be closing this weekend.
AARP Smart Driver Course on 11/27 & 11/28
The Troy Township is hosting the AARP Smart Driver Course at the Troy Township Community Center on Monday, November 27th and Tuesday, November 28th from 9 AM to 1 PM CST. The two-day class is $20 for AARP members and $25 for non-members. This class is limited to 40 participants, so you will need to reserve your spot by calling the Troy Township Community Center at (815) 744-1968 by Friday, November 24.
Nicole Gray, 30: Missouri Mother Of 4 Disappeared During 1999 Holiday Season
This cold case does not seem to have much information shared publicly. Cases such as this are common as, for unknown reasons, only one or two sentences have been included in databases. News reports about Nicole Gray and her 1999 disappearance are few, and of what can be found, there seem to be unclear details about what she was doing immediately before going missing from St. Ann, Missouri.