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Red Light Cameras are changing driving behaviors

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 16:35 Published in Local News

Many people complain about red light cameras, but statistics show that they are changing people's driving behaviors.

American Traffic Solutions, who installed the cameras across the city, recently analyzed the effects of the cameras. They say 84 percent of drivers who received and paid a citation, never got another one. They also say that cameras more than halved the number of citations issued each month. 

 

Ameren delays construction of coal ash landfill

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 16:29 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Ameren Missouri says it is delaying the planned construction of a coal ash landfill in Franklin County.

The St. Louis-based utility wants to build the landfill next to its Labadie power plant.  Environmental groups have fought the landfill because of its proximity to the Missouri River flood plain.

The Washington Missourian reports that the Missouri Public Service Commission has canceled project hearings scheduled for November so that Ameren can file a revised construction permit application with the state Department of Natural Resources.

Franklin County has asked the utility to include six additional groundwater monitoring wells at the landfill, despite DNR assurances that Ameren's groundwater monitoring plan is adequate.

 

More information about an accident in North St. Louis County.

Three kids, aged 5, 17, and 18, were walking home from school, when the driver of an SUV hit three. Police say the driver tried to flee the scene, but flipped the SUV and ran into a home. The driver is in police custody.

The three victims were all taken to the hospital with serious injuries. 

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