The construction of a trench designed to keep the slow smoldering fire at the Bridgeton Landfill away from radioactive soil buried at the West Lake Landfill may have hit a snag. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that EPA testing has revealed more radioactive material at West Lake.
The paper reports that Florissant City Engineer Tim Barrett wrote about the newly discovered materials in a letter to Mayor Thomas Schneider. Barrett wrote that the EPA is expected to release a report on the new findings later this week.
Barrett also wrote that the location of the radioactive materials and the results of additional testing will determine how and where the trench will be built.
More information about an accident in North St. Louis County.
Three kids, aged 5, 17, and 18, were walking home from school, when the driver of an SUV hit three. Police say the driver tried to flee the scene, but flipped the SUV and ran into a home. The driver is in police custody.
The three victims were all taken to the hospital with serious injuries.
It was a short day for students at Cross Keys Middle School in North County.
Ferguson-Florissant School District officials say the students were dismissed at noon after a Freon leak in the school's HVAC system. Over the past two days there had been reports of a mysterious smoke of fog in the gym. Administrators say two students saw the school nurse but no further attention was required.
Officials are now on site to perform air quality tests.
The search for an elderly north county man is in day four.
R.V. Mandrell is 82-years-old and has Alzheimer's disease. He was last seen around 7:30 Tuesday morning and reported missing 4:30 that afternoon. Mandrell is a white man, five and-a-half feet tall, and weighs 155 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt and shorts.
He is believed to be in the north St. Louis County area. Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-889-2341.
An elderly man from north St. Louis county who has Alzheimer's is still missing.
82-year-old R.V. Mandrell wandered away from his home in the 1700 block of New Jamestown around 7:30 Tuesday morning. Mandrell is described as a white man about five-and-a-half feet tall, weighing 155 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts when he went missing.
Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Louis County Police.
There's good news for drivers in north county. Missouri transportation officials report that all lanes of westbound I-270 have reopened after a broken water main had shut it down for several hours.
Just before 10 o'clock Monday night police closed westbound I-270 because of the broken main at Old Halls Ferry. The closure caused traffic to back up all the way into Illinois.
By 1 a.m. Tuesday, one lane had reopened.
At about 2:30 Tuesday morning, MoDOT reported that all lanes had reopened.
The Jennings post office in the 9800 block of New Halls Ferry Road is closed indefinitely after a car crashed through it, injuring two women.
It happened about 11:30 Monday morning. The car plowed through the lobby, then crashed through an interior wall and into a work area. It's not yet known what caused the crash.
Postal officials say mail that would normally go to the Jennings post office will instead be delivered to the Garden Post Office in the 8300 block of North Broadway.
Police are looking for a teen after a fatal shooting in north county.
The shooting happened around 10:30 this morning outside the Bentwood Townhomes near the Norwood Hills Country Club. Still few details, but one teen was shot in the head and died. The second teen ran off.
It is unclear what led to the shooting.
This is a developing story.
MoDOT is asking for public input as they start the next phase of planning for Interstate 270 in North County.
They are hosting a meeting to gather information from people who travel on I-270. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 30 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Student Center on campus of the St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, 3400 Pershall Rd.
The meeting is part of the 270 North Environmental Assessment, an ongoing study addressing congestion, safety, and aging infrastructure on 270.
A North St. Louis County man is facing charges for a weekend murder.
Police say 25-year-old Cameron Reed shot and killed O'Neal Stafford early Sunday morning. Investigators say the shooting stemmed from an argument between the two. Police say Reed confessed to the crime after he was arrested on Monday.