County medical examiner Dr. Mary Case has confirmed that a man found dead on July 7 died from the heat, marking the first such death for St. Charles County and the 24th heat-related death for the St. Louis region this year. Lawrence Detterman, 64, was found in his mobile home, which had had its air ... More >>
The St. Louis Medical Examiner's office confirmed that three more people died during our Fourth of July Heat Wave, bringing the body count for the summer of 2012 up to 21. These latest victims were found prior to this week, it's just taken till now for the cause of death to be pinpointed. It was def ... More >>
Two senior citizens died from the oppressive heat this weekend, bringing the death toll for the region to five. Dorothy D. Scott, 88, of Troy, Illinois, was found in her home Sunday by family members. She had a functional air conditioner, but her thermostat had been switched over to the heating. Rel ... More >>
Dr. Michael Graham of the St. Louis Medical Examiner's Office has confirmed that three people died from the heat this past weekend. These are the first heat-related deaths of the summer. An 74-year-old woman was found dead in Downtown St. Louis at 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning; she has not been identi ... More >>
The National Weather Service predicts that the temperature will hit 108 degrees this afternoon. That's only a few degrees more than 105, which we've lived through plenty of times, but 108 seems more significant somehow, maybe because the last time it was ever this hot in St. Louis was back in July o ... More >>
St. Louis County Councilwoman Hazel Erby may have drafted the solution for stopping the rampant theft of copper from the County's air conditioners, cell phone towers and pipes. Her bill, which received first-round approval Tuesday, would require scrap metal dealers to keep a registry of sellers, sel ... More >>
Nobody on the Board argued against these copper-stealing-job killing regulations.Despite anecdotal claims to the contrary, the world still must turn during these hazy and obnoxious hours between game six and game seven.For instance, this morning the Board of Aldermen unanimously passed a bill tig ... More >>
The wild wheel-and-deal days of the scrap metal trade may be winding down in St. Louis.Scrap dealers, police officers, realtors, lawyers, landlords, homeowners and lobbyists packed Thursday's Board of Aldermen Public Safety Committee meeting to debate the merits of a bill to tighten regulations o ... More >>
Last week's heat wave subsided yesterday, but not before taking with it St. Louis' fourth victim of the summer. The city Department of Health announced Monday that an 86-year-old woman in north St. Louis perished Saturday morning due to the heat. The victim had air-conditioner window units that w ... More >>
image viaAt Younge Middle School in East St. Louis, it's still summer vacation.Last week the Belleville News-Democrat reported that over the course of the last school year, more than $1 million worth of electronic equipment was stolen from East St. Louis schools. However, District 189 officia ... More >>
Temperatures are expected to stay in the upper 90s through Friday.A man found dead at his home just north of downtown St. Louis on Friday passed away as a result of the heat, according to city officials. The 68-year-old man apparently had air-conditioning but did not turn it on. City officials pl ... More >>
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St. Louis cops are on the prowl for a ring of air-conditioner thieves.
With humor and a hat
The powerful Pipefitters union has a simple plan to provide job security for its members: It wants to take away other people's work.