As this hellish winter slowly comes to an end, you may start to notice something strange in Missouri's lakes and ponds:
Molajen on Flickr Ice, snow and cold are killing unusual amounts of shad fish in Missouri.
Lots and lots of dead fish.
Apparently, Missourians are braving the slowly climbing temperatures only to find their nearby body of water full of dead fish.
Good news, jet-setters. For the first time in twelve years, passengers at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport can now check their baggage at the ticket counter instead of wheeling it across the terminal to an explosive detector.
Lambert St. Louis Airport Lambert St. Louis Airport is getting a new roof.
Last week, Republican state legislator Wayne Wallingford introduced his religious freedom bill to the Missouri Senate. We're willing to guess that he's starting to regret his timing.
Sen. Wayne Wallingford
That's because last Wednesday -- two days after his bill hit the Missouri Senate floor -- Arizona governor Jan Brewer vetoed a similar, extremely controversial religious freedom bill in her own state; like Wallingford's, the Arizona law would have enabled businesses to refuse service to customers based on the business owner's religious beliefs.
Since then, Wallingford has struggled mightily to defend his bill, SB 916, from the same criticisms that tanked other religious freedom bills in Arizona in Kansas.More »
Street artist Faring Purth is adding layer upon layer to her Cherokee Street mural, causing passersby to stop, stare, wonder and, often, snap a photo of her work in progress.
Allison Babka Faring Purth's Cherokee Street mural. Lynn Terry Photography Bumper gives Willis a big sloppy kiss.
What happens when you put two adorable pit bulls in a photo booth?
Answer: They do what humans always seem to do -- make out with each other.
That's what St. Louis photographer Lynn Terry discovered when she created a photo booth for St. Louis dogs for Valentines Day, and the results are just to die for.
Mid-century modernist architecture sits at the crossroads in St. Louis. It is reaching the age where many of its detractors consider it obsolete, a relic not attuned to the needs of present-day society. Meanwhile, the average American sees this period of architecture with a mix of suspicion or indifference. And at the nexus sits the Lewis & Clark Library, a branch of the St. Louis County Library system. In the year since its proposed demolition, public support to preserve the library has grown throughout the region, from residents who have patronized the library for decades to modernist-architecture fans born long after its construction.
Photos: Lindsey Derrington and ModernSTL Stained-glass window from Lewis & Clark Library.
After all, says Engler, the Republican representative for Perry, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois counties, the women in his district aren't so dumb that they can't access food stamps, Medicaid, and other government benefits.
So they should also be able to get a photo ID, he says.More »
Rory Ellinger, one of the most progressive Democrats in Missouri's house of representatives, has formally announced he will not run for re-election in 2015 owing to health issues.
via Rep. Rory Ellinger
The announcement comes less than a week after he announced that he had filed for re-election. But the 72-year-old U. City Democrat says his doctor recommended that he focus on his health, so he decided to withdraw his name from contention.
"For the past four years I have been privileged to represent the people of Missouri's 86th District in the General Assembly," he said in a statement posted on Facebook Monday. "I have had the pleasure of working with dedicated public servants on both sides of the aisle and community leaders and activists in the communities that comprise the 86th District."More »
The company hoped to start St. Louis service on Monday, officially bringing the Lou into the growing circle of dozens of major American cities with access to a car and driver at the push of a button.More »