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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Anheuser-Busch is introducing a new, bowtie-shaped beer can that mirrors its iconic Budweiser logo.

The St. Louis-based subsidiary of Anheuser-Busch InBev NV said Wednesday that the new cans will be available in a special 8-pack nationwide beginning May 6.

The can has been in development since 2010. The beer maker says it made major equipment investments at its can-making facility in Newburgh, N.Y., to facilitate the 16-step process to create the cans.

Budweiser breweries in Los Angeles and Williamsburg, Va., will be the first to package the new cans.

Due to the new design, it holds 11.3 ounces of beer, compared with the traditional 12-ounce can. The company says the new can won't replace the traditional Budweiser can.

Budweiser's bowtie logo first appeared in a national advertising campaign in 1956.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 10:05
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A Pagedale man who thought he was being sold a car was shot this morning.

The two suspects are at large after shooting the man about 5:45 a.m. in the 1800 block of Engelholm Avenue. The got away in a black car.

The victim told police he was supposed to buy a car from the men. But a family member told police he did not have all the money. 

Police say the man was conscious and alert as paramedics took him to a hospital.  He was shot with a small-caliber handgun.

 
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:42
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The St Louis School District anticipates more than 350 teaching vacancies for the 2013-2014 academic school year. They're looking for teachers  in all subject areas,  pre-school through grade 12. 

So they're holding a job fair this Saturday for only two hours --from eight until ten am and then will begin conducting interviews until  3:15. 

The job fair and interview will be at the Gateway Complex at 1200 N. Jefferson.

To become a SLPS teacher, candidates will need a Bachelor’s Degree or higher and Missouri Certification or Proof of Eligibility for Certification. Applicants attending the Job Fair are encouraged to bring multiple copies of their resume, certification, and/or passing Praxis scores. 

“The District anticipates more than 350 teaching vacancies for the 2013-2014 academic school year. We have been proactively and aggressively seeking the best and brightest teachers throughout various mid-western and southern states. The Human Resources Division is poised to have every classroom staffed with a highly qualified and certified teacher for the children of our district,” said Dr. James L. Henderson, Chief Human Resources Officer for St. Louis Public Schools. 

Pre-Registration for the Job Fair is requested and can be done online by visiting www.slps.org/hiringfair. For more information regarding the Fair and/or teaching positions, please contact the St. Louis Public School District’s Human Resources Division at (314) 345-2295. 

For certificated teachers who are unable to attend the Job Fair, but are interested in obtaining a teaching position, applications are being accepted online by visiting www.slps.org/careers. 

For more information regarding this release, please contact the St. Louis Public School District’s Office of Public Information at (314) 345-2227. 

 
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:27
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One of the youngest performers on TV's "The Voice" is St. Louis-area coffeehouse singer-songwriter Caroline Glaser. 

18-year-old Caroline Glaser of Chesterfield  moves forward on the hit TV singing competition that airs locally on KSDK-TV Channel 5, Monday and Tuesday nights.

During last night's battle rounds, her mentor Blake Shelton decided to drop her in favor of a fellow contestant. 

But Adam Levine and Usher enacted their “steal” option, allowing her to stay on the show. Glaser opted to go to Levine’s team.

Special guest and fellow Missouri native Sheryl Crow appeared on the show as guest adviser to Glaser and her competitor.

 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 09:07
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St Louis police are trying to track down the driver of a hit and run who collided with another car on South Grand.

Investigators say both vehicles were northbound on Grand at Juniata when one of the cars cut into the traffic lane, clipping the other car and sending that vehicle into a light pole and newly installed traffic signal. The car flipped over from the impact. The female driver was not seriously hurt but the car is heavily damaged.

The driver responsible continued driving northbound on Grand and remains at large.

    

 
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 08:10
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An abandoned factory in the city's near north side will house veterans and ex-offenders who are clients of St. Patrick's Center which helps the homeless.

 A grand opening and tours of the new low-income housing called St. Louis Stamping Lofts will be this afternoon.  The 56 lofts are located at Cass Ave.  and Collins  which is the four-story St. Louis Stamping Company building, built in 1870 and listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings.

Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel and St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay will join partners North River Development, Pinnacle Entertainment and the St. Louis Equity Fund.  The housing was funded by a nearly ten-million dollar project financed by tax credits.

The residential facility also offers St. Patrick Center supportive services for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, including veterans and ex-offenders and veterans.

 St. Louis Stamping Lofts is part of a larger planned development called FarmWorks. When completed, FarmWorks will include a green business incubator and urban farm. 

The incubator will focus on distribution and processing of locally grown foods. The indoor/outdoor farm will feature aquaponics, hydroponics, vermiculture and vertical growing systems. 

St. Patrick Center and Gateway Greening will partner on an innovative training and job placement program to help residents grow and market food. 

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 07:58
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For now Old Slave Road,a  private street in Wildwood, will retain its name.

The Suburban Journals of Greater St. Louis reports a city council committee is recommending that the town keep Old Slave Road as the name of a private street. The city council has the final say. 

Wildwood’s Administration/Public Works Committee voted 6-1 last week to keep the name.

One resident, Karen Fox, who lives on Old Slave Road, filed paperwork in October to change the name to Elijah Madison Lane.

Some have said the Old Slave Road name honors the area’s history and the black families who lived there descendants of slaves who came to the area from Virginia in 1837. Others find the name offensive.

 
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 06:46
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   Rockwood school district Superintendent Bruce Borchers is taking a salary cut to leave the district for a school district in Tennessee.  The Rockwood School Board will formally accept his resignation at its Thursday meeting.  

   Rockwoods officials announced Tuesday that Borchers' last day will be June 7th.  

   Borchers was hired by Rockwood in 2010.  Since then he's faced controversy over the hiring of consultants, the district’s relationship with a construction management firm, a failed bond measure last year and a scathing state audit of the district in February.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 04:46
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   The organization spearheading the effort to revamp the grounds around the Gateway Arch say the project is progressing well.  

   In it's third "report to the community," presented Tuesday night, CityArchRiver detailed MoDOT's construction time line for the planned "lid" over the I-70 depressed section. The agency says construction will begin this summer.  

   The finished "park over the highway" will connect the Arch grounds to downtown St. Louis.  Presenters also thanked the audience for passing Proposition P, a sales tax that will be used to help finance the project.  

   CityArchRiver also released new renderings for the plan to revamp the museum under the Arch.  You can see those images on their website.

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   Just a week after severe storms brought damaging wind and tornadoes to the St. Louis area, the threat of more dangerous weather is in the forecast.  Hazelwood residents continue to clean up after a twister ripped through their community last week. But their mayor is hoping they'll now shift focus from patching roofs to preparing for the next round of storms.  

   Mayor Matthew Robinson says he hopes people heed the warning the next time the tornado sirens sound.  "When they do," he said, "obviously you can see what we went through here in Hazelwood.  People need to take shelter, because you never know.  You never know when that train’s going to be coming.”

  The mayor says if temporary tarps are damaged in this next round of storms, there are materials and supplies and volunteers that’ll come out again and help patch them up again. 

  Meanwhile residents in one storm-battered Hazelwood apartment complex are still trying to recover.  That includes Renee Fletcher, who spent  Tuesday gathering her things from her damaged apartment before they could be ruined by more bad weather.

   Fletcher says some things have already been ruined.  "There is significant molding that’s already taking place in the building," she said.  "So definitely, you want to get your things out, but it’s not safe for you to be in there anyway."

   Fletcher had lived at the Teson Garden Apartments when the tornado struck last week.  All nine buildings in the complex were so badly damaged, they've been condemned. Police say residents have until 6:00 p.m. Wednesday  to collect their belongings.  Then the buildings will be closed up for repairs.  Two of the buildings may need to be torn down. 

 

 
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