St. Louis' extremely cold winter weather has claimed the life of an Alton, Illinois man.
Police say 66 year old Carl Walker had been removing snow with a snow blower outside his home Thursday morning when he became short of breath. He went inside and his wife called 9-1-1.
Walker was taken by ambulance to the hospital where he died.
Madison County Coroner Stephen Nonn says Walker suffered a heart attack.
Nonn says its important for everyone, especially those with heart and other health conditions to use extra caution in cold conditions.
St. Louis is seeing some of the harshest winter weather of the last couple of years. Snow followed by bitterly cold temperatures seems to be a repeating pattern.
Snow is expected again Saturday night into Sunday, with 6-7 inches of accumulation possible.
That will be followed by historically cold temperatures and dangerous wind chills. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in St. Louis say it could be the coldest weather the metro area has seen in the last 20 years.
Low temperatures are expected to fall to zero or below both Monday and Tuesday mornings. Daytime highs won't get out of the single digits and wind chills are expected to be 15-25 degrees below zero from Sunday through Tuesday.
Articulated buses, with two segments linked by an accordion-like connection, will roll in St. Louis this year.
Metro Transit will deploy the refurbished, 60 foot buses this year to address chronic overcrowding on the Grand line. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that reports that even with the buses running down Grand every 10 minutes, there isn't enough room to pick up all of the would-be passengers. The articulated buses have 14 more seats than the standard 40 foot buses.
More than $5 million in federal grants helped Metro buy 15 of the used buses.
The first of them will be on the streets by March, with the rest running by midyear.
Nearly two weeks after a jewelry store burglary, police are still looking for the suspects.
On the evening of December 20 and employee at Mississippi Mud Gallery and Gifts in Imperial, MO noticed a rear window had been opened. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says the thief made off with tens of thousands of dollars in jewelry.
Anyone with information on the burglary is asked to contact the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department at 636-262-3965.
Hours after the snow stopped falling, several roads are still very slick.
Emergency crews responded to a pair of accidents on Highway 64/40 that happened just moments apart. West of the Boone Bridge a driver hit a patch of ice and spun off the highway. The driver was not hurt and no one else was in the car. While officers were responding to that accident another car hit the same ice patch. That car flipped over and one person was thrown from the vehicle. A person from the second car was airlifted to the hospital.
MoDOT is reminding drivers they can report untreated areas by calling 888.ASK.MODOT.