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Past articles by Joseph:

MoDOT closes southbound I-55 as rain keeps on falling

Updated May 3 at noon with updated road closure information - Missouri Department of Transportation officials have closed southbound Interstate 55 at → Read More

I-55 set to close due to historic flooding

Road closures More major roads are expected to be closed due to flooding in south St. Louis County this week. A spokesman for the Missouri Department of → Read More

St. Louis church bells keep pace with modern times

Hundreds of church bells of the St. Louis Archdiocese and other local congregations have hung silent since Holy Thursday, but will sound again, as is → Read More

New field opens for growing sport of cricket in St. Louis

A new cricket field opening Saturday in St. Charles County signals how much the sport is growing in the region. The venue at BaratHaven Park in Dardenne → Read More

Upcoming street tests first of many for Loop Trolley's public debut

For the first time in more than 50 years, trolley cars – a few of them, at least – will be rolling down the streets of St. Louis. Construction on the Loop → Read More

Lawsuit alleges Maplewood 'nuisance ordinance' discriminates against minority residents

The city of Maplewood faces a federal lawsuit for alleged discriminatory housing practices against black and disabled residents and victims of domestic → Read More

Secretary Ashcroft pushes public awareness for new voter ID law

Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft kicked off a media campaign in the marbled rotunda of St. Louis City Hall on Monday to inform the public about → Read More

New agreement aims to boost river freight between St. Louis and New Orleans

A new agreement between the Port of New Orleans and the St. Louis Regional Freightway aims to boost cargo shipments on the Mississippi River. Officials → Read More

Curious Louis: Where the sidewalk ends

Liane Constantine and her 6-year-old son, Ashton, live about half a mile from where he takes taekwondo classes in a small strip mall in Kirkwood. It would → Read More

Loop Trolley cars delayed but project still on track

The Loop Trolley project is still on track to begin giving rides this spring despite delays in getting some of the street cars to St. Louis. → Read More

New Missouri law allows concealed firearms without permit

A new law in Missouri this year allows most adults to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. Lawmakers got final approval for the measure after → Read More

MO criminal code rewrite includes looser pot penalties and a new felony class

A comprehensive rewrite of Missouri’s criminal code will take effect Jan. 1. The overhaul stems from legislation passed in 2014 and marks the first → Read More

Missouri criminal code rewrite includes looser pot penalties and a new felony class

A comprehensive rewrite of Missouri’s criminal code will take effect Jan. 1. The overhaul stems from legislation passed in 2014 and marks the first → Read More

Lambert Airport beefs up security before holiday travel surge

The Transportation Security Administration has increased its security staff at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport by more than 30 people in time for → Read More

$30 million grant aims to boost St. Louis' near North Side

The Department Housing and Urban Development awarded St. Louis a $29.5 million grant on Monday to help revive the city’s near North Side. → Read More

Trump taps former St. Louis lawyer to lead U.S. Department of Labor

Donald Trump has chosen a former St. Louis lawyer to lead the U.S. Department of Labor . The president-elect plans to tap Andrew Puzder, chief executive of → Read More

Federal grants aim to boost container shipping on Mississippi River

The U.S. Department of Transportation is funding efforts to increase container-on-barge traffic along the Mississippi River. Federal and local officials on → Read More

Nine marijuana measures on ballot in U.S. Why not Missouri?

Efforts to legalize medical marijuana in Missouri failed to pass the state legislature last session or qualify for the ballot next week, but nine pot → Read More

Rehab of Eads Bridge helps extend its life beyond two centuries

The historic Eads Bridge is now fit to carry MetroLink and motor traffic over the Mississippi River until at least the year 2091 with the completion of a → Read More

East-West Gateway approves $5 million for MetroLink expansion studies

St. Louis County will be chipping in to study a possible light rail expansion that would run south from Ferguson through downtown St. Louis to the Meramec → Read More