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For Sale: Shuttered Crestwood Mall

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 06:06 Published in Local News
   A once-bustling Crestwood mall will likely never see shoppers again.  
 
   After a failed effort to secure tax incentives to revamp the former Crestwood Plaza,  its owners are walking away from redevelopment plans and putting the property up for sale.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Chicago-based Centrum Partners and co-owner Angelo, Gordon & Co., a New York-based hedge fund, have contracted CBRE, a commercial real-estate firm, to sell the 47 acre site along Watson Road.  
 
   It'll be up to the buyer to decide, but the old mall will likely be raised.  A CBRE broker who's handling the sale, told the paper the site offers a good opportunity for a hospital or university to build a new campus.

Former justice to lead appeal of red-light ruling

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 04:09 Published in Local News

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - An Arizona company that installs and operates red-light cameras across Missouri has hired a former state Supreme Court chief justice to lead an appeal before that court.

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports former justice Michael Wolff will spearhead an appeal sought by American Traffic Solutions Inc. and Ellisville of a ruling earlier this month that said Ellisville's red-light camera ordinance is not enforceable.

   The Missouri Court of Appeals Eastern Division said in a Nov. 5 opinion that state law requires points to be assessed for moving violations, which can be committed only by a driver or pedestrian.

   Many cities ticket the owner of a vehicle caught running a red light, regardless of who was driving, and do not report the infraction to the state to have points assessed.

 

Grandmother, toddler hit in ambush shooting

Tuesday, 26 November 2013 03:44 Published in Local News

   A two year old boy and his grandmother are recovering from gunshot wounds after an ambush attack in north St. Louis Monday night.  It happened a little before 8 p.m. in the 1900 block of Semple.  

   St. Louis Police say a woman in her 50s was in a car with her adult daughter and two children when a gray or silver Pontiac pulled up.  Two men got out and began shooting into the car.  

   The grandmother was struck in the shoulder.  The toddler suffered a graze wound in the stomach.  

   Its not clear what motivated the shooting or who was the intended target.  

   Police are still looking for the gunmen.

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