Friday, February 1, 2013
Heat created by a fire at Bridgeton Landfill is contributing to a foul smell around the Interstate 70 and Interstate 270 area in Bridgeton.
As more residents begin to complain about a strong odor coming from the Bridgeton Landfill, the company that owns the landfill said it’s taking new steps to contain and suppress the fire creating the smell, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports. According to the report, temperatures beneath the surface at the landfill have reached as high as 200 degrees. That heat, which creates the odor, is caused by faster-than-normal decomposition of waste that is buried there. The landfill site is separate from the West Lake landfill, where Cold War-era radioactive waste is buried. Republic Services, the Post-Dispatch report says, plans to have a website available soon to help answer residents’ questions and provide a way to contact the company. For …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Two stray dogs attacked two men walking along a trail in Bridgeton, close to the Missouri River.
An attack by two dogs at the Riverwoods Park and Trail in Bridgeton prompted one officer to pull her gun to shoot one of those dogs, Fox 2 News reports. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Bridgeton police and St. Louis County Animal Control officers captured two stray dogs that attacked two men walking near a trail in Bridgeton on Monday. And when police arrived, one of the two dogs—a pit bull mix—came charging at an officer and the officer shot the dog, the report says. From Fox 2: Officer Sue Gibbons says two men were attacked by the dogs. One suffered a bite on his arm, the other a bite on his leg. When paramedics arrived she says the dogs were circling the victims who were unable to receive treatment. “You have to protect …
Friday, January 25, 2013
The Bridgeton Parks staff will provide information on what positions are available and give tips on what constitutes a great job application.
Friday, January 25
The following article is aggregated from the daily announcements of Pattonville High School. The Bridgeton Parks and Recreation Department will host a summer employment workshop at the Bridgeton Community Center on Sunday from 2-3 p.m. The event is free and students must be 15 years old or older and must pre-register to attend the event. The Bridgeton Parks staff will provide information on what positions are available and what the qualifications and requirements are for each position as well as give tips on what constitutes a great job application and how to "wow" a potential employers in an interview. To reserve a spot, call 314-739-5599.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The West Lake Landfill in Bridgeton is among several sites in the St. Louis-region contaminated by radioactive waste. The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting to discuss the issue.
Thursday, January 17
The Environmental Protection Agency will hold a public meeting tonight about radioactive waste in the Missouri River flood plain near the St. Louis County town of Bridgeton, the Associated Press reports. The group will meet at the Machinists Hall Auditorium in Bridgeton at 6:30 p.m. According to the report, the West Lake Landfill is among several sites in the St. Louis region contaminated by radioactive waste from Mallinckrodt Chemical Co.'s Cold War-era uranium processing operations. For more on this story, read the Associated Press report.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing two civil penalties totaling $633,000 against Trans States Airlines, Inc., which is based in Bridgeton.
The Federal Aviation Administration is proposing two civil penalties totaling $633,000 against Trans States Airlines, Inc.—a Bridgeton-based company—for allegedly operating two Embraer 145 regional jets on 3,660 passenger flights while the planes did not comply with Federal Aviation Regulations, Avionics Intelligence reports. From the report: In the first case, the FAA alleges Trans States improperly installed replacement radio altimeter antenna cables on two airplanes, which the airline then operated on 268 revenue passenger flights when they were not in compliance. Inspectors found the new cables lying unsecured to the airframe inside each aircraft's large aft wing-to-fuselage fairing. Inspectors found the old, apparently defective …
Friday, December 7, 2012
New police officer would spend most of his or her time devoted to enforcing a new ordinance requiring all hotels and motels in Bridgeton.
The City of Bridgeton could add one police officer to its force next year. But the officer won't be pulling you over—unless you're staying at a local hotel or motel. According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the position would spend most of his or her time devoted to enforcing a new ordinance requiring all hotels and motels to be monitored regularly for complaints, and troublesome places to clean up their act or face license revocation procedures. The city's city council will vote on the matter Dec. 19. In Mary, Bridgeton police located a 2-year-old girl who was abducted from a Bridgeton motel. Then in June, one of three O’Fallon residents involved in a string of methamphetamine-related charges was staying at the Motel 6 in Bridgeton. …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder is filing a Freedom of Information request to find out where funds meant for the City of Bridgeton, which was left devestated following the Good Friday tornado in April 2011, have gone.
In the letter sent to Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Peter Kinder and House Speaker Pro Tem Shane Schoeller are asking, “Why, a year after FEMA these funds to Missouri, is Bridgeton still waiting for some of its money? Please give us and Bridgeton officials assurance that the remaining $308,000 will be sent immediately," the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting. That's part of a new Freedom of Information request Kinder is filing in regards to Bridgeton, which was left devestated following the Good Friday tornado in April 2011. From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch: In today’s news release, Kinder notes that an unnamed Bridgeton official told the lieutenant governor’s office that the city was still waiting on SEMA to …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Bridgeton city council members could give themselves a $1,500 per year raise.
The Bridgeton City Council will vote Wednesday night on whether they are deserving of more cash for their services. Right now, city council members receive a $6,000 per year sallary. But according to city documents, council members could give themselves a $1,500 raise and boost their annual salary to $7,500 per year if they so choose to do so. The raise would not go into effect until May 1, 2014. Another agenda item could give municipal judges a $5,000 salary increase from $20,000 per year to $25,000 per year effective May 1, 2014. The city council meets tonight at 7 p.m. at the Bridgeton City Hall, located at 12355 Natural Bridge Road. The meeting is free and open to the public.
KV Pharmaceutical is suing state and federal officials in hopes that they'll pay for injections of Makena, a drug that aims to reduce the risk of premature births.
A Bridgeton-based pharmaceutical company that specializes in women's healthcare roducts, has filed lawsuits accusing federal and state officials of jeopardizing the safety of pregnant women, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reprots. The report says KV Pharmaceutical has sued state Medicaid officials in Illinois, Georgia and South Carolina in hopes of compelling those states to pay for injections of Makena, a drug that aims to reduce the risk of premature births. A federal district judge in Georgia recently ruled in KV’s favor. KV Pharmaceutical is located near the Earth City Expressway and Route 370 intersection. For more on this story, read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Friday, August 24, 2012
Police responded to the shooting at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, where they discovered a man lying dead in the street with a gun shot wound.
Bridgeton Police have arrested the person they believe shot and killed a 33-year-old man on the 4100 block of Stonehart Drive Friday morning, Fox 2 News reports. According to the report, police responded to the shooting at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, where they discovered a man lying dead in the street with a gun shot wound. Holman Middle School, located just a few dozen yards from the crime scene, was placed on lock-down while police searched for the suspect, the report said. The incident happened near the intersection of Lindbergh and St. Charles Rock Road. For more on this story, read Fox 2 News' report.