Congressman Clay Interview
Dec14

Congressman Clay Interview

EXCLUSIVE: Congressman Lacy Clay (D-MO), sat down for an exclusive interview this week with Antonio French, publisher of The NorthSider, live by remote from his office in Washington, D.C. In this wide-ranging interview, the nine-term congressman, who was recently elected to his tenth, discussed what we can expect when the Democrats take over the House of Representatives in January; the possibility of impeaching President Donald Trump;...

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Making Natural Bridge Safer
Dec14

Making Natural Bridge Safer

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is collaborating with local officials and law enforcement to ensure Natural Bridge Avenue is a safe roadway for pedestrians and drivers. MoDOT Area Engineer Michelle Forneris said the department became engaged in 2017 when they had a series of complaints after several fatal crashes on Natural Bridge Avenue. MoDOT reviewed the four-mile corridor where the speed limit is 35 mph. Data...

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Filing Opens for City Offices
Nov29

Filing Opens for City Offices

Filing opened this week for candidates for city offices, including President of the Board of Alderman. Current Board President Lewis Reed filed for re-election, and will face challenges from 15th Ward Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green and Missouri State Senator Jamilah Nasheed during the primary election on March 5, 2019. Reed is the first African American to be elected to that office, and has served since 2007. In addition to presiding...

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Surgeon Teaches Kids Life-Saving Techniques
Nov29

Surgeon Teaches Kids Life-Saving Techniques

A St. Louis trauma surgeon who has treated hundreds of gunshot victims is teaching north side kids and community members how to “stop the bleed” in a life-or-death situation. Dr. Laurie Punch, a trauma surgeon at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and an Associate Professor at Washington University, is the co-director of Stop the Bleed STL. The nonprofit offers free, one-hour seminars led by doctors, surgeons and EMT professionals that teach...

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Committee approves Soccer Plan
Nov29

Committee approves Soccer Plan

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis aldermanic committee has approved a resolution in support of a soccer stadium aimed at attracting a Major League Soccer franchise. The city’s Housing, Urban Development and Zoning Committee voted 8-0 Wednesday for a plan that would develop an area of downtown near Union Station. The vote came a day after a financial impact report lauded the value of the stadium to the city. The full aldermanic board...

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State Rep releases video of police abuse
Nov29

State Rep releases video of police abuse

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri legislator has released a video that he says supports his lawsuit claiming police officers used excessive force while arresting him during a protest of a fatal police shooting. The edited video released Sunday on state Rep. Bruce Franks Jr.’s Facebook page was shot during protests after a white police officer shot 18-year-old Antonio Martin, who was black, in 2014 in Berkeley, Missouri. Franks, a...

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