scrap metal

Recycler Is First Charged Under City’s New Scrap Metal Law

Police say they paid in cash, didn’t have electronic record keeping

07/20/2012

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Batteries Stolen from 35 Metro-East School Buses

The batteries weigh roughly 100 pounds and can be sold for $50 apiece at a recycling center.

06/27/2012

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County Council Passes New Scrap Metal Restrictions

Under new guidelines, sellers would have to present an I.D. to the dealer and be entered into a registry. They’d also get a check in the mail.

05/30/2012

St. Louis County Council (KMOX/Michael Calhoun/File)

Cell Towers Stripped of Copper; St. Louis County Considers Crack-Down

Hopes to better keep track of scrap thieves to steal from cars, air conditioners and even phone lines and cell towers.

05/23/2012

Body Found

Theft Suspect Falls 50 Feet at Rock Quarry

Police say they man was attempting to steal scrap metal.

02/22/2012

Local lawmaker wants state-wide crackdown on metal thieves

Legislation would make it harder for scrap bandits to convert metal to cash

02/21/2012

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Missouri Lawmaker Seeks to Crackdown on Scrap Metal Thieves

Right now, a patchwork of municipalities have passed scrap metal laws.

02/20/2012

Springfield Dealing With Surge Of Metal Thefts

The City Council voted in March to require scrap yards to report the names of anyone who sells more than $50 in metal.

09/05/2011

Copper Theft Bill Waiting for Fall

A city alderwoman is working to expand the bill over the summer.

07/14/2011

Alderwoman Donna Baringer

Scrap Metal Law in City Put on Hold

Property owners want immediate new law, but alderwoman wants to wait to “get it right.”

06/28/2011

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