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New styles for UpDo’s

(KTVI) – April Simpson talked with hair stylist Kendra Christian of Celebrity Hair Depot Wednesday on the mid-day show about UpDo’s. Kendra showed off some of the latest styles being worn by celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Janet Jackson and Rihanna.

Ms. Christian’s salon, Sew St. Louis Salon in located at:
2172 North Waterford Drive
Suite A
Florissant, Mo. 63033

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Brown Shoe celebrates 100 years on NY Stock Exchange

(KTVI) – The Brown Shoe Company is celebrating 100 years on the New York Stock Exchange. Diane Sullivan, CEO of Brown Shoe and executives from the company will ring the closing bell at the stock exchange Wednesday, along with style icon Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.

Brown is just one of 24 companies that have hit the century mark of listing on the New York Stock Exchange.

The company was founded by George Warren Brown in St. Louis in 1878.

Zoo-Museum board member steps down

ST. LOUIS C OUNTY, MO (KTVI)– At Tuesday’s St. Louis County Board meeting there was talk about the now former Director of the Zoo and Museum District Pat Whitaker.

The resignation comes after Whitaker`s architecture and interior design company Arcturis became a finalist for a bid to do contract work for the Science Center.  Whitaker says she consulted with an attorney who advised her to resign because of a conflict of interest between her role with the county and her company. We caught up with County Executive Charlie Dooley who says Whitaker did the right thing. She had only been in her position for three months

“I`ll move forward in a timely manner and quickly to find someone to take her place.  We will do the same process moving forward and go over any conflict of interest. Again it depends on what the person puts down and what they tell me, but we do ask appropriate questions,” said Dooley.

Woman charged with stealing purse from Catholic church

CREVE COEUR, MO (KTVI)– A south St. Louis woman is charged with stealing a purse from a Catholic church in Creve Coeur.

Patricia Douglass, 60, is charged with stealing over $500.

Police say last September Douglass stole the purse from a pew at St. Monica’s Church on Olive Boulevard.

The purse contained cash, credit cards, a mobile phone, keys and a medical-alert alarm.

That alarm had a GPS tracking feature that was used to track Douglass to a Goodwill Store in Chesterfield, where she had filled out a job application later that day.

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Teen charged with assaulting police after leaving scene of accident

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI)– An 18-year-old Maryland Heights man is charged with assaulting a police officer.

Authorities say Kevin Covington left the scene of a car accident on Sauterne Drive in Maryland Heights, last February.

Covington later returned to the accident scene to retrieve his car’s bumper.

Police say he admitted to crashing his car into three other vehicles and leaving the scene.

When police tried to arrest Covington, they say he started to run and hit several officers during a struggle.

Congressman Clay nominates 13 area students to service academies

ST. LOUIS (KTVI)  – Democratic congressman William Lacy Clay has nominated 13 St. Louis area students for appoints to United States Service Academies. The first district congressman said,  “I am extraordinary proud to nominate these remarkable young students.  You not only excel at academics & athletics, you have also demonstrated a real commitment to serving your country and building up our community. I join with your proud parents, families & friends as we congratulate each of you.”

Listed below is the 2014 class of students nominated:

Part of Hanley Road closed for repair work from water main break

RICHMOND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) – St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic and Public Works has closed one lane of southbound of Hanley Road between I-64/40 and Clayton Road to traffic until late Wednesday morning, April 23rd.

The closure is due to pavement repaired from a previous water main break that damaged the road.

Missouri American Water had performed pavement work on Hanley Road that necessitated the closure.

Drivers are warned that traffic delays will occur in that are for both the morning and afternoon rush hour.