Illinois police chase ends on the Missouri side of the McKinley bridge

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Two people are in police custody after a police chase ended on the Missouri side of the McKinley Bridge. The chase started in Illinois and wound over the Mississippi River into Missouri. Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX Helicopter was above the end of the chase. One of the suspects could be seen running […]

Debunking tornado safety myths

ST. LOUIS – Severe Weather Preparedness Week means it’s time to get your tornado safety plans in place. But don’t be fooled by the many myths that circulate around this topic. Myth 1. Opening windows will equalize the pressure Don’t do this! Opening windows is a waste of time when you should be getting into […]

Officials monitoring the Mississippi River for likely spring flooding

ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The benefits of living near a major river are far-reaching, but so too are the problems it can bring. The Mississippi River flows 2,320 miles from its source at Lake Itasca through the St. Louis area to the Gulf of Mexico making it the second-longest river in North America. The Missouri […]

Live Updates: St. Louis area coronavirus disruptions and cancelations

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — This is a list of Missouri and Illinois news related to coronavirus. Read all local and national stories about coronavirus here. Download our app for alerts about major closings. If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms contact St. Louis County Health Line at 314-615-2660. You can also call 211 for general COVID-19 […]

Four Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes in the way the U.S. government manages the basins reservoirs. The states are pooling their […]

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes in the way the U.S. government manages the basins reservoirs. The states are pooling […]

4 Missouri River states unite to try to limit flooding

LINCOLN, Ne. – Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas and Missouri are joining forces for a study that will look for ways the states can limit flooding along the Missouri River and give them information about how wetter weather patterns could require changes in the way the U.S. government manages the basins reservoirs. The states are pooling their […]

Old Champ Clark Bridge demolished

LOUISIANA, Mo. – Demolition crews spent Friday morning and afternoon meticulously checking and double-checking the charges on the Old Champ Clark Bridge, making sure the steel truss bridge would fall into the Mississippi River. They’ll have 48 hours to clear the steel from the river channel so that it can open back up to traffic. […]

Accused Spire truck thief charged

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office charged a 27-year-old man with stealing a Spire truck and leading police on a chase on both sides of the Mississippi River. The truck, a 2018 Chevy Silverado, was reported stolen Tuesday around 1:10 p.m. near the intersection of Virginia and Bates in the Carondelet neighborhood. […]

Martin Luther King Bridge at St. Louis to stay closed longer

ST. LOUIS – St. Louis-area commuters who prefer to cross the Mississippi River on the Martin Luther King Bridge will have to wait quite a while longer for the bridge to reopen. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that flooding this spring and summer has delayed a construction project on the bridge that closed in August […]

I-270 in Madison County road restrictions start Monday

MADISON COUNTY, lll. – The Illinois  Department of Transportation is closing the westbound right lane on the Interstate 270 Chain of Rocks Mississippi River Bridge and the eastbound right lane through August 20. The interstate will be closed while crews repair the driving surface. Work on the westbound lane will run from 9:00 a.m. until […]

Lane closures across JB Bridge to affect Illinois traffic for 2 weeks

TOWN AND COUNTY, Mo.  – Drivers heading into Illinois will want to avoid using I-255 during weekdays, as crews will have lanes closed on the Jefferson Barracks Bridge for the next two weeks. Crews will have two eastbound lanes closed across the bridge over the Mississippi River between 5:00 a.m. and 2:00  p.m. daily Mondays […]

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