Cool Down St. Louis Seeks Summer Donations

Donations of AC units and cash taken at


Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) (Courtesy of Illinois Radio Network)

Durbin Open to Extending Deadline for Rail Systems to Install Positive Train Control

Congress mandated in 2008 that railways have it installed within seven years, but didn’t provide financial support past the first year. Facing a Dec. 31 deadline, Durbin says he’s open to setting a new target date to let railroads become compliant.


MetroLink and Metro bus near Union Station (KMOX/ Kevin Killeen)

Ferguson Effect? Mass Transit Ridership Down

Ridership fell by more than 8 percent on Metro trains and buses during the month the Ferguson grand jury decision was looming.


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Casino Revenues Down, But How Low Can They Go?

KMOX recently reported that casino revenues are down, but how low can they go?


7/11/12-Residents seeking refuge from the heat enjoy a rousing game of Bingo Wednesday at Five Star Senior Center in south St. Louis, one of several daytime cooling stations that are available to seniors who don't have air conditioning in their own homes or don't like to use the AC for financial reasons. Free meals and box fans were also delivered to the needy during the city's 9th Annual Summer Cool Down. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Keeping Their Cool At St. Louis Senior Centers

9th Annual Summer Cool Down packs ’em in.


7/28/11-The Rev. Earl E. Nance, Jr., vice chairman for Cool Down St. Louis, speaks to the media Thursday during a press conference at Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, where he serves as pastor. This weekend Rev. Nance and other members of the St. Louis Clergy Coalition will urge their congregations to conduct daily, in-person checks of elderly neighbors and relatives as the deadly heat wave heads into a third straight week. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

“Full Court Press” For Heat Safety

Local leaders spreading the word about safety checks on elderly, homebound neighbors.


7/22/11-Members of the Patriot Guard leave Sunset Hills Cemetery in Glen Carbon Il. Friday morning. They escorted family members of Army Spec. Randy Dalton to retrieve his body at Lambert Airport. Spec. Dalton, who was killed in Vietnam in 1971, will be buried with full military honors in Glen Carbon Sunday. (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Soldier Killed In Vietnam in ’71 To Be Buried This Weekend

Funeral services for Army Specialist Randy Dalton to be held Sunday.


Dr. Henry Givens (KMOX/Brett Blume)

Dr. Henry Givens Jr. To Step Down As President of Harris-Stowe

Was hired to take over as president for a 5-year term…back in 1979.


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