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Colin Jeffery

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St. Louis announced as six of Navy Week in 2014

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:15 Published in Around Town

The Blue Angels are coming to St. Louis next year as part of Navy Week.

The Gateway City will host one of six Navy Weeks in 2014. The events ring from April 28 to May 4, 2014. Among the planned events, an air show with the Blue Angels--who are returning to St. Louis for the first time since 2010-- a demonstration by the Leap Frogs--the Navy Parachute team, and visits to several area schools.

Navy Week is a community outreach program for cities without a significant Navy presence. Other cities selected to host a 2014 Navy Week include Dallas/Fort Worth, Pittsburgh, Omaha, Neb., Mobile, Ala. and Baltimore.

EVENTS:

- "Blue Angels," The Navy Flight Demonstration Team 

- "Leap Frogs," The Navy Parachute Team

- Navy Divers and or Navy Explosive Ordinance Disposal teams 

- Sailors from USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world

- Navy Band musical performances

- Admirals and other senior Navy leaders, who will engage with local corporate, civic, government and education leaders

- Navy simulator(s) and other interactive displays

- Visits to area schools

- Community service projects and events with local sports franchises

- Visits with local veterans

Pagedale board member accused of breaking wife's wrist

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 13:08 Published in Local News

A local politician is accused of breaking his wife's wrist at their house this week.

Police say that Pagedale board member, James Thomasson got angry with his wife on Monday night, saying he did not like dinner. That is when investigators say Thomasson grabbed his wife by the wrist and twisted. Thomasson's wife drove herself to the hospital and X-rays showed she had a broken wrist.

According to court documents, Thomasson is “an alcoholic and was drunk at the time of the incident.”

Testing set to begin at Bridgeton Landfill

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 12:45 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Initial testing work is about to start on a trench to help keep an underground fire at a suburban St. Louis landfill from reaching World War II-era nuclear waste buried 1,200 feet away.

Environmental Protection Agency Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks told The Associated Press Tuesday that initial survey work for the fire break at the Bridgeton Landfill will begin next week. Actual construction of the trench will start early next year and take several months.

The testing work was delayed more than two weeks by the federal government shutdown.

Bridgeton Landfill owner Republic Services Inc. is paying to build the dirt-filled trench aimed at keeping the smoldering away from the adjacent West Lake Landfill. EPA is supervising the work - West Lake was designated a Superfund site in 1990.

 

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