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Local musician falls to death down elevator shaft

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:31 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis music community is mourning the loss of a longtime fixture who died over the weekend after falling into an open elevator shaft.

Bob Reuter died in the accident Saturday afternoon while moving into a downtown loft. Authorities say it was dark inside the elevator shaft. Reuter stepped in, assuming the elevator was there, and fell about 18 feet to his death.

Reuter was recently involved in a new band, Alley Ghost. He also hosted a weekly radio program, "Bob's Scratchy Records," on KDHX-FM.

The accident remains under investigation.

 

Hazelwood Dollar General robbed on Monday

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:30 Published in Local News

A suspect remains at large after robbing the Dollar General store in Hazelwood.

The robbery happened just before noon Monday. Police say a woman walked up to the cashier, demanded money and told her she had a weapon. The suspect was able to escape with the money. Anyone who might have seen something is asked to call the Hazelwood Police at 314-838-5000.

 

Metro workers say they are pleased with mediators

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:24 Published in Local News

The Metro workers union released a statement saying they are pleased with progress made by mediators.

The Local 788 is arguing that Metro should not be allowed to scrap the pension plan for current employees. Company officials were trying to transition the pension to a 401k for all employees, past, current, and future.

The mediators have also sided with the workers who are asking for a livable wage increase.

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