Drivers on Kirkwood Road are used to waiting for the train, but that wait is a little longer today.
Union Pacific crews are making a critical repair to the tracks crossing Kirkwood Road near the Amtrak Station. That is forcing the trains to use a single track and slow down to 10 miles per hour.
City officials say the slower trains are taking longer to pass, and that's holding up traffic on Kirkwood Road.
Besides the train crossing delays, part of the road will be blocked off between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday. Motorists are advised to use the bypass on Clay Avenue if possible.
The work and the delays will last through the Thursday evening rush.
A collision between and Amtrak train and semi truck in Kirkwood this afternoon.
Police say the semi was hit by the train at the intersection of Scott and Leffingwell. No reports of any injuries at this time.
Police still do not know what caused the semi to be on the tracks in front of the train.
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A 20-year-old man will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty in the shooting death of a St. Louis County teenager.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nicholas Lunceford pleaded guilty Friday in St. Louis County Court to charges including second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the June 17 death of 18-year-old Brandon Richards. Prosecutors have recommended a 20-year sentence for Lunceford.
Lunceford's sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13.
Another defendant, 18-year-old Keenan Miller, is also charged in the killing. Police have said Miller was delivering marijuana to Lunceford at his home when Richards was shot. His lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Richards graduated from Kirkwood High School shortly before his death.
Police have released a picture of the suspects connected to a series of car break-ins.
The break-ins happened in Kirkwood last Wednesday and the thieves targeted 14 cars. Police say some cars had been left unlocked, but in other cases the thieves smashed windows or broke locks on doors. The suspects stole electronics, cash, and credit cards--one of the cards was used to make three purchases at a Wal Mart in Jefferson County.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Kirkwood Police Department at (314) 984-6902.
Kirkwood Police are asking for the public's help to catch a burglar who broke into Vianney High School early Sunday morning. Police say a man used a BB or pellet gun to break a door window to get inside about 2 a.m.
Police say he pulled on a mask after getting inside and tried to enter several classrooms. But he was caught on camera, both inside and outside the building.
Police say the suspect approached and left the school on foot via Maryhurst Drive.
He's described as a white male, 18-25 years old, wearing a blue T-shirt with chest emblem, two tone knit hat, blue jeans, and black shoes.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Tim Brand at 314-984-6903 or the Kirkwood Police Department at 314-822-5858.
A car wash is set for this weekend that will benefit the family of a slain Kirkwood teen.
Brandon Richards was murdered earlier this month. Two other teens, 19-year-old Nicholas Luncerford and 18-year-old Keenan Miller, were charged with his murder.
The benefit will run from 10 AM to 6 PM on Saturday at the Kirkwood Early Childhood Center on 100 North Sappington Road in. The event will feature food, treats, face painting, games, a football game, and shirts & bracelets for sale.
19-year-old Nicholas Lunceford is in custody connected to the murder a murder in the Village of Marlborough.
Police believe that Lunceford shot and killed 18-year-old Brandon Richards. Richards was found dead in his home on Monday afternoon. Charges could be filed later this afternoon.