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Month-long road closure starts Monday

Monday, 14 October 2013 01:00 Published in Around Town

   MoDOT will close Washington Avenue between Memorial Drive and Second Street after rush hour Monday morning.  Transportation officials say the road will be closed for a month.  

   It's part of the "Park Over the Highway" project that will put a lid over the I-70 depressed section and connect the Arch grounds with downtown St. Louis.  

   Crews will continue to work around the King Bridge, interstate ramps and surface streets in the area for the rest of the year as the CityArchRiver 2015 project progresses.

Off-duty STL police officer critical after crash

Monday, 14 October 2013 00:52 Published in Local News

   An off duty St. Louis police officer is fighting for his life after being ejected from his vehicle during a traffic accident early Sunday evening.  Police say it happened at Jamieson and Fyler about 5:30 p.m.  

   The 25 year old officer and his girlfriend had been traveling south on Jamieson when their vehicle collided with an SUV.  The officer's vehicle rolled several times.  

   Chief Sam Dotson told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the officer suffered head injuries.  No one else was seriously hurt.  

   Accident reconstruction crews are investigating.  

   Dotson told the paper the injured officer has been with the department about a year, and works in the 5th district.  

Highland teen found dead in Mizzou dorm

Monday, 14 October 2013 00:48 Published in Local News

   It may be a while before anyone knows what killed a Highland, Illinois teen found unresponsive in a friend's dorm room at the University of Missouri Sunday morning.  

   University Police say emergency crews arrived about 9:00 a.m. to find 18 year old Gregory Holthaus unconscious and not breathing.  He was rushed to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

   Police don't suspect foul play, but a cause of death has not yet been determined. The investigation is ongoing.  

   Friends and family held a memorial service for Holthaus at the Highland town square Sunday evening.

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