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Monday, 14 April 2014 16:30

Body of woman found in West Co. pond

   An autopsy will be performed to try to determine how a West St. Louis County woman died after her body was found floating in a pond near the Reflection Cove Apartments near Ballwin.  

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that a passerby crossing a walking bridge about 7:30 Monday morning saw the body in the pond.  The woman was floating in three to five feet of water.

   The woman was in her late 60s and police say she had been seen by her husband earlier in the morning. Her name hasn't been released. 

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Monday, 11 November 2013 03:14

Lake Chesterfield woes continue

   Residents in a Wildwood subdivision aren't sure if their lake will ever hold water.  

   Lake Chesterfield is empty again.  Major repairs were made in 2004 when the lake drained into a giant sink hole one night.  

   This time, subdivision trustees hired an engineering firm to lower the lake a little, in an effort to find the source of a slow leak.  But during the process, a valve stuck, and all of the water, and most of the fish, drained away according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.  

   It cost more than $600,000 to fix it last time.  And the subdivision is bound to fix it this time.  How it will cost this time isn't known.

   Subdivision trustees say the real problem is the limestone that lies beneath the man-made lake.

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   Construction will cause delays for Interstate 64 drivers in Chesterfield Valley overnight Saturday.  Crews will be setting bridge girders for the new ramp from Chesterfield Airport Road to westbound I-64.  

   Transportation officials say lane closures will start in the eastbound direction at 8:00 p.m. Saturday.  And then move to the westbound lanes. The highway will be narrowed to just one lane to allow crews to work.  All traffic will be halted for 15 minute intervals while the bridge girders are set into place.  

   All lanes should be open by 9:00 a.m. Sunday.

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   A small west St. Louis County hamlet is the richest community in the U.S. according to the "Wall Street Cheat Sheet."  The website compared the annual incomes of the top five-percent of earners and found the City of Huntleigh topped the list.  The median income of the top five-percent in Huntleigh was just over $2.7 million.  

   About 400 people call the city nestled between Frontenac, Ladue and Kirkwood home.  Among them are August Busch IV, Carnival Cruise Lines chief Arnold Donald and several other well heeled families.

 

The top 8 cities and the median income of the top 5 percent in each: 

   1. Huntleigh, MO:  $2.700 million

   2. Mill Neck, NY:  $2.511 million

   3. Chenequa, WI:  $2.498 million

   4. Cove Neck, NY:  $2.383 million

   5. Jupiter Island, FL:  $2.090 million (Home of Tiger Woods)

   6. Chevy Chase Village, MD:  $2.090 million

   7. Westover Hills, TX:  $2.045 million

   8. Westlake, TX:  $2.041 million

 

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CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Police say a small plane has crashed in St. Louis County, killing both people aboard.

St. Louis County Police Captain Randy Vaughn told KMOV that the victims in Saturday morning's crash were an adult male and a female child. Their ages and identities were not released.

KMOV says the Cirrus SR-22 plane was scheduled to leave the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in West St. Louis County at 4:50 a.m. Saturday, and a distress call was received at about 5:10 a.m.

The Monarch Fire Department told KMOX that the plane didn't clear trees after taking off from the airport.

The FAA has been called into investigate.

Joe Duever, who lives near the crash site, told KMOV that it shook his house.

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   Fifty-five hospitals in 21 states, including one in the St. Louis area, have agreed to pay $34 million to the U.S. government to settle allegations that they used more expensive inpatient procedures rather than outpatient spinal surgeries to get bigger payments from Medicare.  

   The Justice Department announced the settlement Tuesday over kyphoplasty procedures used to treat spinal fractures usually caused by osteoporosis.  

   Des Peres Hospital in west St. Louis County has agreed to pay $900,000 to satisfy its part of the settlement. 

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Tuesday, 28 May 2013 02:43

Four injured in Wildwood deck collapse

    Four people are nursing bumps and bruises after the second story deck they were sitting on collapsed during a Memorial Day gathering.  

   It happened about 1:30 Monday afternoon at a condominium on Sandlewood Creek Court in Wildwood.   Officials say there were problems with the strength of the balcony.

   Metro West Fire responded to the incident.  Fire Captain Jeff Haefer says his Fire Marshall and others are working with various property owners to prevent future accidents.  "There is a collaborative effort between our fire bureau and the property owners," Haefer said.  It's "to determine safety issues and point out those things to prevent this from happening again."

   Chief Haefer says its fortunate that no one was seriously injured in the incident Monday.

 
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