Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Local Digest

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Local Digest

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HAZELWOOD > Mall expands Saturday curfew St. Louis Outlet Mall is expanding the hours of its parental escort policy to starting at 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. The revised policy, in which children under the age of 17 cannot shop after 3 p.m. without a parent or guardian over 21 years old, goes into effect this Friday. The previous escort policy at the mall, which was formerly known as St. Louis Mills, was for 6 p.m. on the weekends.

David Reed, the malls manager said the upcoming expansion of the program was based on the programs success to date. It wasnt related to any kind of problems per se, he said.

In expanding the hours of the program, the mall joins the St. Louis Galleria, whose parental escort policy starts at 3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

The St. Louis Outlet Mall was the first mall in the region to institute an escort policy in 2006. It was followed by the St. Louis Galleria and Jamestown Mall the following year. In 2010, Mid Rivers Mall also put a curfew into effect. (Kavita Kumar)

CLAYTON > St. Louis homeless shelter says countys homeless need help Several people from the New Life Evangelistic Center, a downtown St. Louis homeless shelter, asked the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday to do more to help those living on the street.

The Rev. Matthew Carter, with New Life, told the council during the public comments section of its regular meeting in Clayton that homeless from the county are straining the centers capacity.

He asked the council to commit to opening a shelter dedicated to the homeless.

In August, County Executive Charlie A. Dooley had vowed to open an emergency homeless shelter before the end of the year.

Dooley said after Tuesdays meeting that logistics had delayed that plan.

Were trying to find an existing building and we have to plan for zoning, he said. And once we open a shelter, we have to make sure we can pay for it. …

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