Residents in a Wildwood subdivision aren't sure if their lake will ever hold water.
Lake Chesterfield is empty again. Major repairs were made in 2004 when the lake drained into a giant sink hole one night.
This time, subdivision trustees hired an engineering firm to lower the lake a little, in an effort to find the source of a slow leak. But during the process, a valve stuck, and all of the water, and most of the fish, drained away according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
It cost more than $600,000 to fix it last time. And the subdivision is bound to fix it this time. How it will cost this time isn't known.
Subdivision trustees say the real problem is the limestone that lies beneath the man-made lake.
A beloved south city business will reopen this morning after fire forced it to close early Sunday.
Employees at the Ted Drewes Frozen Custard stand on Chippewa called firefighters about 1:00 p.m. after smelling smoke. Fire crews discovered a small electrical fire that apparently started in the attic. It was quickly extinguished.
The iconic building sustained smoke and water damage. Crews spent the rest of the day Sunday cleaning up the mess and company officials say it will reopen at 11 a.m. Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The health care law's seemingly endless problems are giving congressional Republicans a much-needed boost by helping them move past the government shutdown debacle and focus on a theme for the 2014 elections.
Republicans' approval ratings plunged during last month's partial shutdown and worrisome talk of a possible U.S. debt default.
Now the GOP is back on offense.
Republicans pillory administration officials at congressional hearings.
They note that millions of people are losing their medical insurance despite President Barack Obama's promise that it wouldn't happen.
And they point to the program's flawed enrollment process.
Conservative groups are pouring money into ad campaigns reminding voters that many Democrats had promised that Americans could keep their current insurance policies.
These groups are especially targeting Democratic senators facing tough races next year.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The family of a Silicon Valley engineer who amassed one of the nation's most extensive historic military vehicle collections is giving the tanks, missile launchers and armored vehicles to a Massachusetts-based museum that will preserve and display some of them.
Until now, the $30 million fleet of tanks has been refurbished and housed in seven storage sheds on a family estate up a winding, forested road above Silicon Valley; they are visited only under privately arranged tours.
But in a deal inked on July 4 and announced Monday in honor of Veteran's Day, the 240 pieces have been signed over to The Collings Foundation, which preserves historic military aircraft and now plans to add a new military vehicle museum at its Stow, Mass., headquarters.