By JW | Fri, 10/21/2022 - 03:41

STL: Friday, October 21, 2022

Events 📆

BuySTL 👜

  • 3 major manufacturing plants coming to the St. Louis area – KSDK
  • $430M factory in south St. Louis will produce component of lithium batteries – FOX 2
  • International company plans $400M electric battery factory in St. Louis – KSDK
  • New $400M plant to support EV battery production slated for St. Louis’ Carondelet area –
  • St. Louis-based manufacturing plant receives grant to build battery components – FOX 2
  • Reports Say Tesla Leases Huge Nearly 700,000-Square-Foot Warehouse In Pontoon Beach For Future – RiverBender
  • St. Louis company Build-A-Bear expands to cruises and online sales –
  • Century-old St. Louis business to be sold to public company – KSDK
  • Grant’s Farm, under family control, looks to boost attendance, be ‘self-sustaining’ – KSDK

Restaurants 🍲

  • Lalo’s Grill & Pizza opens in Maryland Heights – St. Louis Magazine
  • Taqueria Morita Will Move Into Winslow’s Table This Winter – RFT
  • This St. Louis-area restaurant just won one of the nation’s biggest barbeque competitions. Here’s what comes next – KSDK
  • Hi-Pointe Drive-In spinoff concept to open Sunday in Ballwin – FOX 2
  • Hi-Pointe Drive-In spinoff opening this weekend in Ballwin – St. Louis Magazine
  • Hi-Pointe’s spin-off concept, A Little Hi, will open Oct. 23 in Ballwin –
  • Sweetie Pie’s auctioning off assets weeks after St. Louis restaurant closes doors – FOX 2
  • Restaurants like The Fatted Calf? – r/StLouis

STLfood ⚜️

  • Nestlé USA Announces Voluntary Recall of NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® STUFFED Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough with Fudge Filling Products – RiverBender
  • What’s fresh at St. Louis-area farmers markets this week –
  • The Chili Time of the Year – Good Food St. Louis
  • Sugarwitch now open in Carondelet, featuring ice cream sandwiches and novelties, coffee and more –
  • ‘Global Munchies’ Subscription Lets You Get Your Snack On – RFT
  • Foodscaping is the new landscaping in St. Louis – KSDK

Neighborhoods 🏡

STL100 💯

  • Stan Kroenke Loses a Chunk of The Money He Married Into – RFT
  • Kroenke ordered to pay $571 million of Rams settlement – r/StLouis
  • Two years after launching The Missouri Independent, we’re still detectives for the people – Missouri Independent
  • 5 Missouri destinations make TripSavvy’s 2022 Editors’ Choice list – FOX 2
  • JB Marine Receives AEU Safety Award – The Waterways Journal
  • Missouri’s Elephant Rocks voted America’s 3rd favorite natural landmark – FOX 2

STL99 😱

  • Corps to conduct further testing at contaminated school – FOX 2
  • Hazelwood to close Jana Elementary School –
  • Jana Elementary parent describes years of stonewalling by the government – FOX 2
  • US Army Corps to test Jana Elementary for radiation starting Monday – KSDK
  • Gun safety education begins next week for some St. Louis schools – FOX 2

Pox Populi™ 🦠

  • Here’s who is eligible and where to get the monkeypox vaccine in St. Louis region – KSDK

Police 🚓

  • Alton Police Department Receives More Than $500,000 In Grant Funding – RiverBender
  • Calverton Park Police Department partnering with car dealership to stop car thefts – FOX 2
  • Illinois State Police Trooper Struck And Two Fatalities In Two Separate Scott’s Law Related Crashes Less Than An Hour Apart – RiverBender
  • Local police chief facing drug charges after man overdoses, dies inside apartment – KSDK
  • Missouri police chief, girlfriend face drug dealing charges – KSDK
  • Small-town Missouri police chief, his girlfriend charged after overdose death at home – FOX 2
  • St. Louis residents dig up remains after failed police search; department apologizes –

CityGov 🏛

LocalGov 🏛

  • $30K COVID-19 mortgage relief reopened in Illinois – FOX 2
  • Animal rescue advocate sues St. Louis County alleging illegal destruction of records –
  • Kampsville Mayor Gibson, Village Clerk, Treasurer, Board Member, All Resign On October 17 – RiverBender
  • St. Louis Public Schools, Confluence Academies to add gun safety lessons to curriculums – KSDK

MoGov 🏛

  • What IDs are now accepted at Missouri polling places? – FOX 2
  • Missouri district defends response to slavery petition – FOX 2
  • Missouri Highway Patrol says it didn’t OK marijuana legalization ad featuring agency –
  • Missouri knew of contamination in Springfield’s groundwater decades before anyone told residents – Missouri Independent
  • Missouri officials look to shine light on tax issues affecting solar farms –
  • Task force discusses how to resolve tax issues on Missouri solar farms – FOX 2

FedGov 🏛

  • Federal judge dismisses Missouri’s challenge to Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan –
  • Judge dismisses effort to halt student loan forgiveness plan – FOX 2

Jobs 📄

  • Employment and Training Specialist I – Jobs
  • MoDOT and IDOT facing staff shortages ahead of winter season – KSDK
  • Who needs college? St. Louis-area students learn about construction trades at expo –

History 🦕

  • New views of St. Louis from the International Space Station – FOX 2
  • Origins of waste: St. Louis’ role in The Manhattan Project – FOX 2
  • What St. Louis looked like at the turn of the 20th Century – r/StLouis

Sustainability ♻️

  • Who can pay for flood buyouts in the St. Louis region? Not us, says MSD –
  • How the Mississippi River is impacting the economy – KSDK
  • Low water level in Mississippi is dream for some, nightmare for others – FOX 2

Infrastructure 🚽

  • Constellation NewEnergy Announced as New Electricity Program Supplier – RiverBender
  • City of Wood River Renews Municipal Electricity Aggregation Program With New Supplier, Constellation NewEnergy – RiverBender
  • Godfrey Mayor Mike McCormick Urges Residents To Stay With Electricity Aggregation Program – RiverBender

Ecology 🦤

  • Lesser-known Missouri fruit is thought to predict winter weather severity – FOX 2
  • The Invasive Joro Spider Is Getting Cozy in the U.S. – HowStuffWorks
  • Is the Spotted Lanternfly Takeover Inevitable? – Gizmodo
  • Why do mosquitos attack some folks and ignore others? Science has an answer – Boing Boing

WWwx 🌦

  • Meanwhile, Antarctica’s snow is turning green – Freethink