Saturday, April 20, 2013
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on the St. Louis work zones for April 18-24.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will close the ramp from Pine Street to westbound Interstate 64 at 9 a.m., Thursday as part of the Jefferson Avenue bridge closure. The Jefferson Avenue bridge over I-64 will close on Friday morning at 1 a.m., for approximately three months. Motorists can use Compton Avenue, 18th Street and 14th Street to detour around the closure. MoDOT will close all lanes on I-64 in both directions between Hampton and Jefferson this weekend starting at 8 p.m., Friday. Entrance ramps to eastbound I-64 will be closed from McCausland to Ewing avenues. In addition, entrance ramps to westbound I-64 will be closed from Broadway to Grand avenues. All lanes and ramps on I-64 will reopen by 5 a.m., Monday, except for the…
Friday, April 19, 2013
The Kirkwood police department was contacted by residents who say they got an unpleasant surprise when they filed their tax returns this month.
(For instant news updates follow Patch on Facebook and Twitter.) The following information was provided by the Kirkwood Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction. April 11: At 6:06 p.m., identity theft was reported by a resident in the 800 block of Brookcreek Lane. The resident said someone filed an income tax return under the resident’s social security number. April 10: At 4:31 p.m., police took a report of identity theft from a victim who resides in the 700 block of Lockett Lane. The resident said when she attempted to file this year's tax return at a local tax office, it was determined her social security number was already used to file a return. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact the Kirkwood …
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The American flag was flying at half-staff Tuesday to honor the victims of the Boston Marathon explosion.
Kirkwood City Hall's American flag, as well as the Amtrak station's, were flying at half-staff Tuesday in honor of those involved with the Boston Marathon explosion. READ: Boston Marathon Explosion: Three Kirkwood Residents in Race Several flags in the area were still at full height. President Barack Obama issued a proclamation to fly American flags in all public buildings at half-staff through sunset April 20. What do you think? How are you seeing locals show their support for Boston? Is your business or group doing anything to pitch in? Tell us in the comments.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Important information about Postal Service hours, changes in the tax code, and help available for filers.
If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you have until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, April 15, 2013 to do so, or earlier if you plan on using snail mail. In fact, the United States Postal Service has announced that in keeping with what's been done in recent years, post offices in the St. Louis region will not have extended retail hours. "Self-Service Ship and Mail Center" kiosks at Post Office branches in Creve Coeur, Des Peres, Kirkwood and Clayton will be available, and as long as a debit or credit card transaction is made before midnight, customers will be in the clear. The agency said customers can also drop their returns in collection boxes located at the main office on Market Street in downtown St. Louis, again before midnight. Filing Questions…
Sunday, April 14, 2013
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted releasing the names of concealed weapon permit holders to the Social Security Administration in what the government said was a law enforcement investigation. Do you agree?
The Missouri Highway Patrol admitted last week that it released the names of at least 163,000 concealed weapon permit holders to a federal agent investigating disability fraud, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and a variety of other media outlets. The news has people buzzing on every side of the gun control debate. Locally, Republican Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones of Eureka told the newspaper he was "very concerned that this may be a back-door attempt to create the Eric Holder gun registry." The concealed weapon registry is not open to the public and Missouri law says it's a misdemeanor to disclose information about the people who hold permits. Missouri State Sen. Kurt Schaefer, R-Columbia, was cited on Wednesday in …
Saturday, April 13, 2013
Missouri Department of Transportation reports St. Louis work zones for the week of April 15.
Missouri Department of Transportation workers will be busy the next few months with routine and seasonal tasks, such as pavement repairs and crack sealing. Motorists should watch for slow moving or stopped vehicles with flashing lights in traffic lanes on interstates and other busy roadways. MoDOT has scheduled evening closures of ramps on the Poplar Street Bridge next week so crews can complete preventative maintenance on the ramps, weather permitting. The current schedule for ramp repairs is: Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
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Wednesday, April 10, 2013
MoDOT had warned drivers that traffic would be stopped Wednesday afternoon.
Update: MoDOT announced that the scheduled blasting would not take place due to predicted rain Wednesday. The Missouri Department of Transportation is warning drivers to expect traffic delays on southbound Interstate 270, between Manchester Road and Interstate 44, as rock blasting takes place this week. Weather permitting, the blasting is set to begin Wednesday along southbound Interstate 270 at 1 p.m, MoDOT stated in a news release. This means all lanes in both directions of I-270, between Manchester Road and Interstate 44, will be closed for up to 15 minutes on weekdays.. MoDOT is urging drivers to use alternate routes and adjust travel times to avoid I-270 and Big Bend Boulevard from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 on weekdays. Big Bend Boulevard …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
MoDOT is warning St. Louis area drivers to expect ramp closures along Highway 40 this weekend.
The Missouri Department of Transportation reports on St. Louis work zones for April 4-10. Several ramps on eastbound and westbound Interstate 64 will be closed Sunday in support of the Go! St. Louis marathon and half-marathon. The ramps from westbound I-64 to Forest Park Avenue, 3000 Market Street and 21st Street, as well as the ramp from eastbound I-64 to Market/Bernard will be closed from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. The ramps from eastbound I-64 to Chestnut and 6th Street will be closed from 5 a.m. to 10 a.m. In addition, Chouteau Avenue will be closed from 12th Street to Broadway from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Crews will close all lanes for about 15 minutes on northbound and southbound I-270 between I-64 and I-44 at 1 p.m. starting Wednesday, …
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