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St. Louis, Missouri - The cultural and economic center of the region
St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America's westward expansion in general. Replica paddlewheelers ply the river, offering views of the arch. The Soulard district is home to barbeque restaurants and clubs playing blues music.
The city has an estimated 2015 population of 315,685, and is the cultural and economic center of the Greater St. Louis area, which is home to 2,916,447 people, and is the largest metropolitan area in Missouri and the 19th-largest in the United States.
The economy of metro St. Louis relies on service, manufacturing, trade, transportation of goods, and tourism. Its metro area is home to major corporations, including Anheuser-Busch, Express Scripts, Boeing Defense, Emerson, Energizer, Panera, Enterprise, Peabody Energy, Ameren, Ralcorp, and Monsanto. This city has also become known for its growing medical, pharmaceutical and research presence. St. Louis has 2 professional sports teams: the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball and the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.
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Major Freeways in St. Louis
Four interstate highways connect the city to a larger regional highway system. Interstate 70, an east-west highway, runs roughly from the northwest corner of the city to downtown St. Louis. The north-south Interstate 55 enters the city at the south near the Carondelet neighborhood and runs toward the center of the city, and both Interstate 64 and Interstate 44 enter the city on the west, running parallel to the east. Two of the four interstates (Interstates 55 and 64) merge south of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and leave the city on the Poplar Street Bridge into Illinois, while Interstate 44 terminates at Interstate 70 at its new interchange near N Broadway and Cass Ave.
The 563-mile Avenue of the Saints links St. Louis with St. Paul, Minnesota.
Major roadways include the north-south Memorial Drive, located on the western edge of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial and parallel to Interstate 70, the north-south streets of Grand Boulevard and Jefferson Avenue, both of which run the length of the city, and Gravois Road, which runs from the southeastern portion of the city to downtown and used to be signed as U.S. Route 66. An east-west roadway that connects the city with surrounding communities is Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, which carries traffic from the western edge of the city to downtown.
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When someone is injured in an accident in St. Louis, it is important to gather information about what happens next.
Being injured in a serious accident is always a shocking and scary experience, and dealing with the aftermath is exhausting and stressful. Accident victims are forced to deal with hospitalization, medical treatments, missed work, and lost income, often while trying to manage pain and disability from their injuries. And then the insurance adjusters start circling. When an accident or injury is serious, people need legal assistance.
Where to find legal assistance after a St. Louis injury accident
After a serious crash, it is crucial to get help from a St. Louis personal injury attorney who understands the local regulations and legal standards, who knows how insurance policies work, and who can handle all aspects of an insurance claim so the injured person can focus on recovery. If someone is killed in a collision, a St. Louis wrongful death lawyer will launch a claim that will begin the process of financial recovery for the family members left behind. Learn more here about what a St. Louis accident attorney can do to help.
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Attorney Troy Walton has been selected to the 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list in the category of Plaintiff’s Personal Injury. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.
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Overtime enforcement periods, generally, occur over holidays and other special occasions when more drunk drivers are expected to be on the roads. During overtime enforcement periods, the EPD is allowed to have additional officers work traffic duty overtime.
There are several schools that sit along Highway 109, which means that children often have to cross the road as they travel to and from school. Since the death of a 7-year-old girl in a pedestrian accident in April, lawmakers have been determined to make improvements to Highway 109 to prevent more children from suffering the same fate.
In general, a funeral procession is defined as a vehicle convoy made up of the friends and family of the deceased traveling from the funeral home to the burial site. Every state has its own traffic laws regarding funeral processions.
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The National Safety Council published a list of safety issues that parents should look out for before allowing their children to use a playground. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission came up with the list, which includes the following playground safety hazards...