According to Forbes magazine, St. Louis is a model for how cities can become a tech hub.
Forbes spoke to local business owners who say the city has come a long way in developing a strong entrepreneurial ecosystem. In the past several years tech startups like Appistry, CrowdSource, and Lockerdome have decided to call St. Louis home.
Forbes also says local officials are continuing work to enhance St. Louis' reputation by starting a program that will raise $100 million over five years to help tech business development.
One St. Louis organization is offering to spay female dogs for low-income families.
The $20 fee for the procedure also includes some pampering for your pooch. She will get her nails trimmed and painted, get a paw massage, ear cleaning, and an overnight stay at the Carol House Quick Fix Pet Clinic Hotel and Spa. The group is also offering low-cost vaccinations.
Proof of low-income or government assistance is requires. Dog owners from both Missouri and Illinois are invited to attend. Reservations are required by calling 314.771.PETS (7387).
No love lost between a pair of Godfrey neighbors.
Police say a 77-year-old man was trying to alert a neighbor to a leaking outdoor water spigot, when he was attacked by another neighbor. Witness told officers that the victim was talking to a woman who lived in the house when Gerry LeClaire started yelling at the man and attacked him with a pair of pliers.
The elderly man suffered cuts and bruises. LeClaire is now held on $40,000 bail.