Top Local News Of 2011

Possible tornado hits St. Louis suburb
Possible tornado hits St. Louis suburb
A St. Louis County Police officer stretches police tape across the busy street of Lindberg Blvd. after a possible tornado hit the surrounding area of Sunset Hills, Missouri on December 31, 2010. One man received a minor head injury while scores of businesses sustained broken windows, several homes were destroyed and cars tossed about in the suburb of St. Louis. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Possible tornado hits St. Louis suburb
Possible tornado hits St. Louis suburb
Harland Gast waits with family after receiving a head injury when a possible tornado hit his home and the surrounding area in Sunset Hills, Missouri on December 31, 2010. Gast was the only one injured but several homes including his were destroyed. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Possible tornado hits St. Louis suburb
Possible tornado hits St. Louis suburb
Harland Gast (C) is greeted by family members after receiving treatment for a a head injury when a possible tornado hit his home and the surrounding area in Sunset Hills, Missouri on December 31, 2010. Gast was the only one injured but several homes including his were destroyed. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Missouri prepares for winter storm
Missouri prepares for winter storm
Tractors are the only machines working in the taxi areas of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on February 1, 2011. All flights in and out of Lambert have been cancelled most of thge day as St. Louis braces for 10-12 inches of snow following two days of sleet and rain. Officials are expecting winter blizzard conditions after a state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of Missouri. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Missouri Governor delivers State of the State speech in Jefferson City
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon delivers the State of the State speech to the legislature in the House of Represenatives chambers at the Statre Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri on January 19, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Missouri prepares for winter storm
Bob Jackson uses an ice scraper to clean his car windows as a steady sleet falls in St. Louis on February 1, 2011. St. Louis is bracing for 10-12 inches of snow following two days of sleet and rain. Officials are expecting winter blizzard conditions after a state of emergency has been declared by the Governor of Missouri. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Nearly all of the windows on the east side of the main terminal at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport are missing after a storm, packing high winds damaged most of the terminal area in St. Louis on April 22, 2011. The airport is closed indefinitely. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Damage to the nose of an American Airlines plane can be seen through a shattered window in the C concourse at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on April 23, 2011. The airport is closed indefinitely after strong winds hit the airport on 4/22. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
A better idea of damage done at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can be seen as daylight arrives in St. Louis on April 23, 2011. The airport was closed after a F-4 tornado hit the airport on 4/22. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Missouri Governor holds round table discussion and tours tornado damge in St. Louis area
Missouri Governor holds round table discussion and tours tornado damge in St. Louis area
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon walks with resident Anthony Tumminia during a tour of tornado damage in Sunset Hills, Missouri on January 1, 2011. Sunset Hills sustained damage to about 25 homes with two minor injuries in a storm on December 31, 2010. Other parts of central and southern Missouri also suffered damage with six deaths reported statewide. Tumminia'a home was completely destroyed, blown off of its foundation. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Storms do major damage to Lambert-St. Louis International Airport
Signs are bent as trash is everywhere at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on April 23, 2011. The airport is closed indefinitely after a F-4 tornado hit the airport on 4/22. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Missouri Governor holds round table discussion and tours tornado damge in St. Louis area
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon prepares to take a aerial tour of tornado damage in Sunset Hills, Missouri on January 1, 2011. Sunset Hills sustained damage to about 25 homes with two minor injuries in a storm on December 31, 2010. Other parts of central and southern Missouri also suffered damage with six deaths reported statewide. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Storms do major damage in St. Louis area
Storms do major damage in St. Louis area
St. Louis County Police walk a patrol in a Berkley, Missouri neighborhood on April 23, 2011 that was hit by a F-4 tornado on 4/22. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Warmer temperatures in St. Louis for the weekend
Warmer temperatures in St. Louis for the weekend
As the temperatures push past the 90 degree mark, the tulips begin to blossom on the Musial Plaza at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on April 9, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Reflections
Reflections
The Old Courthouse, the Gateway Arch and an oversized American Flag, reflect in a puddle of water in Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis on April 11, 2011. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Flooding in Missouri
Trucks move slowly through flood waters on a country road in Butler County, Missouri on April 26, 2011. A levee on the Black River protecting the area from major flooding has breached in several places, forcing authorities to evacuate residents. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
(file photo) UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Flooding in Missouri
Flooding in Missouri
A volunteer stands with a sign looking for items for flood victims in Poplar Bluff, Missouri on April 26, 2011. A levee on the Black River protecting the area from major flooding has breached in several places, forcing authorities to evacuate residents. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
In Effort To Save Homes, Army Corps Blows Up Levee To Flood Farm Fields
WYATT, MO - MAY 03: Floodwater flows over the Birds Point levee after the Army Corps of Engineers blew a massive hole in it to divert water from the town of Cairo, Illinois May 3, 2011 near Wyatt, Missouri. The diversion flooded about 130,000 acres of Missouri farmland and 100 homes in the state. Heavy rains have left the ground saturated, rivers swollen, and has caused widespread flooding in Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky and Arkansas. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Members of Missouri Rescue Task Force 1 walk the streets of Joplin, Missouri looking for survivors after a tornado destruction on May 23, 2011. Officials say the tornado, which struck on May 22, cut a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, including the hospital. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Dark skies threaten as a shopping center sits destroyed in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A EF-4 tornado hit the town on May 22, killing over 100 people so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
The helicopter at Saint Johns Hospital lies destroyed outside of the Emergency Department in Joplin, Missouri on May 23, 2011. A tornado hit the town on May 22, cutting a path a mile wide by four miles, destroying over 2000 homes and businesses, claiming 116 lives so far. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
An aerial view shows the destruction of the Home Depot in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin, Missouri
An aerial view shows the destruction of the Home Depot in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
An aerial view shows the destruction of the Home Depot in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin, Missouri
Tornado hits Joplin, Missouri
An aerial view shows the destruction of residential neighborhoods in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
People go through what is left of their home in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. Photo: UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Tornado hits Joplin, Missouri
People go through what is left of their home in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
People go through what is left of their home in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. The tornado that hit Joplin on May 22 has claimed 122 lives and is now the deadliest single U.S. tornado in about 60 years. Photo: UPI/Tom Uhlenbrock
Joplin High School has a new name thanks to gaffers tape in Joplin, Missouri on June 8, 2011.  The town continues to clear away debris from the devastating May 22 tornado that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and killed 141 people.   UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Joplin, Missouri
Joplin High School has a new name thanks to gaffers tape in Joplin, Missouri on June 8, 2011. The town continues to clear away debris from the devastating May 22 tornado that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and killed 141 people. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Joplin High School has a new name thanks to gaffers tape in Joplin, Missouri on June 8, 2011. The town continues to clear away debris from the devastating May 22 tornado that destroyed thousands of homes and businesses and killed 141 people. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
Tornado hits Joplin,Missouri
An American flag hangs where a home once stood as the sun rises in Joplin, Missouri on May 24, 2011. Crews will be out once again looking for survivors of a massive tornado that hit the town on May 22. Seventeen have been pulled alive from the wreckage while 116 have been confirmed dead. UPI/Rick Meyer
Chuck Berry Statue is installed in St. Louis
Chuck Berry Statue is installed in St. Louis
Sculptor Harry Weber inspects the bronze statue of rock and roller Chuck Berry after it was put into place in University City, Missouri on July 1, 2011. Berry, who has lived in the St. Louis area his entire life, performs in a nearby club each month to sold out crowds. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
File photo of the Mississippi river. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Admiral Riverboat leaves St. Louis riverfront
The Admiral riverboat is helped down the Mississippi River by the tugboat Michael Luhr past the Gateway Arch in St. Louis on July 19, 2011. The Admiral is being pushed to Columbia, Illinois where it will be cut up for scrap. The Admiral was once recorded as being the largest river cruise ship in the world and the first Mississippi Riverboat to be fully air-conditioned. In the 1990's the Admiral became a riverboat casino, known as the "President Casino on the Admiral", which went out of business last year. The Admiral has been a fixture on the St. Louis riverfront since 1937. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
File photo of the Mississippi river. Photo: UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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City Aldermatic committee approves redevlopment of property
A 1960's building is making news and gandering support on social networks as a St. Louis aldermatic committe has agreed to demolish the mexican restaurant for a strip mall in St. Louis on June 30, 2011. The Del Taco restaurant is a favorite of nearby Saint Louis University that was built as a gas station in 1967. City officials would like to kick start the area with newer multi-use buildings but the flying saucer style building is on the National Registar of Historic Places. A facebook page set up has collected nearly 15 thousand fans that say the buillding should stand as a landmark. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Dangerous hot weather grips center of U.S.
Dangerous hot weather grips center of U.S.
Visitors to the City Garden in downtown St. Louis try to find relief from the scorching hot weather on July 19, 2011. An Excessive Heat Warning is in effect for most of the area until July 23 evening as temperatures reached 98 degrees for the day.UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Lt. Governor Peter Kinder with the exotic dancer Tammy Chapman
Kinder friend Lt. Governor Peter Kinder with the exotic dancer Tammy Chapman
Inaugral flight of China cargo Airlines lands in St. Louis
Inaugral flight of China cargo Airlines lands in St. Louis
The first Boeing 777 of China Cargo Airlines lis welcomed by fire trucks after landing at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport in St. Louis on September 23, 2011. The flights will return to China with Missouri made goods. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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Members of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates after the Cardinals won the 2011 World Series in St. Louis on October 28, 2011. The Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 winning game 7 of the World Series. The Cardinals won their 11th World Series after defeating the Rangers 4 game to 3. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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St. Louis Cardinals celebrate World Championship with parade and ceremony at Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals celebrate World Championship with parade and ceremony at Busch Stadium
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa pumps up the crowd during a ceremony honoring the World Championship team that won the 2011 World Series at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 30, 2011. The team ended up in the stadium after a mile long parade through the streets of St. Louis celebrating their win over the Texas Rangers in the 2011 World Series. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
World Series
World Series
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa holds the World Championship trophy after the Cardinals defeated the Texas Rangers 6-2 winning game 7 of the World Series. The Cardinals won their 11th World Series after defeating the Rangers 4 game to 3. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa retires
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa retires
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa talks about his decision to retire during a press conference at Busch Stadium in St. Louis on October 31, 2011. La Russa, (67) who managed the Cardinals for 16 seasons guided his club to the franchise's 11th World Championship just days ago. La Russa has 2,728 career wins. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Introduce Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Introduce Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson
ANAHEIM, CA - DECEMBER 10: Albert Pujols speaks at a public press conference introducing newly signed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim players Pujols and C.J. Wilson at Angel Stadium on December 10, 2011 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
Business as usual at Pujols 5 restaurant in St. Louis
Business as usual at Pujols 5 restaurant in St. Louis
The six week old statue of former St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols stands outside of the Pujols 5 restaurant one day after he announced he had signed a ten year contract with the Anaheim Angles, in Maryland Heights, Missouri on December 9, 2011. Pujols, who played 11 seasons in St. Louis lends his name to the popular grill and is not an owner. Several groups have cancelled holiday parties and angry e-mails and phone callls have occured after Pujols made the annpouncement. UPI/Bill Greenblatt
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