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Colin Jeffery

Colin Jeffery

St. Louis City can continue to issue tickets through the red light camera system.

An appeals court ruled that the system is constitutional. This overturns a ruling issued last year. The court said red light cameras allow the city to regular traffic safety and that is a power given to the police department. The ruling acknowledged that the tickets give the city a financial benefit, but that does not detract from the increase in public safety.

The city says there has been an 80 percent reduction in citations at some intersections since the cameras were first installed. 

   A Fenton man is dead after being struck by a pick-up truck along Highway 141 yesterday afternoon.  

   Police say 35 year old Matthew Griesheimer had been crossing the highway near the Gravois Bluffs Shopping  Center around 1 p.m. when he was hit.  

   Griesheimer was taken to St. Anthony's Hospital, but later died.

   Southbound 141 was closed for about two hours following the accident.

For the eleventh year in-a-row, St. Louis Children's Hospital appears on US News & World Report's list of the best pediatric hospitals in the country.

Children's came in at the sixth spot and was one of only ten hospitals that made the honor roll. The rankings were compiled by assigning rankings to ten medical specialties--Children's was in the top 25 in all ten categories.

The highest ranked specialty for St. Louis Children's Hospital was Neurology and Neurosurgery.

 

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