Inside Energizer COO Mark LaVigne's $1.5 million Ladue home
Energizer Holdings Inc. COO Mark LaVigne and his wife, Caroline, in July bought a 5,654-square-foot Ladue home for $1.48 million. The seller was Eleanor J. Moore House Trust. The home, according to a listing, was built in 1929 and sits on nearly 4 acres. It features a four-car attached garage with a renovated apartment above. The four-season sunroom has three side windows, with walk out access to a private patio. The property features an apple orchard and raised garden beds with irrigation system.

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See Explore St. Louis’ new campaign with Emmy-winning St. Louisan Sterling K. Brown
Sterling K. Brown, an Emmy winner and native St. Louisan, is the star of Explore St. Louis’ new campaign In the Know, which features a series of television spots with Brown talking about the things he loves most about St. Louis. The new campaign aims to highlight St. Louis’ lesser-known aspects that make the city special, Explore St. Louis said. “We don’t think there could have been a better ambassador for St. Louis,” Brian Hall, chief marketing officer for Explore St. Louis, said. “He...

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One of St. Louis' largest women-owned businesses is sold
Centaur Building Services, a St. Louis-based commercial cleaning and facility maintenance company, has been acquired by ATALIAN Global Services Inc. Centaur is one of the St. Louis region’s largest women-owned businesses, with 2016 revenue of $38 million, according to Business Journal research. The company has regional offices in Nashville, Tennessee; Birmingham, Montgomery and Mobile, Alabama; and Decatur, Illinois, according to its website. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Christophe...

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DACA decision faces another delay
For weeks, Democratic lawmakers have been vowing to shut down the government if Congress doesn’t pass a resolution for the expiring Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program by year’s end. But Democrats don't have much leverage in forcing the GOP to pass a DACA solution along with an end-of-year spending bill, FiveThirtyEight reports. A two-week temporary funding bill has already passed without a DACA provision. President Donald Trump announced he would end DACA in September, giving...

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Clayco giving $500,000 to fill Loop Trolley funding gap
Clayco and its St. Louis-based real estate investment firm, CRG, said Friday they'd give $500,000 to the Loop Trolley, which said it needed the money to begin operating. Bob Clark, CEO of Chicago-based development firm Clayco, said the companies would commit to giving the funds, plus one full-time project manager and a project executive "to make sure The Loop Trolley stays on track and reaches its full potential." "The Loop Trolley is an important part of the vision to create a vibrant neighborhood...

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Four men indicted in jewelry robbery
Four men from Michigan have been indicted for their alleged part in a robbery of the Jared the Galleria of Jewelry store in Richmond Heights earlier this month. Tyran Gray, 20; Xavier Grove, 33; Darrell Lee, 20; and Robert Scott, 29, were each indicted by a federal grand jury on one felony count each of robbery which interfered with interstate commerce. According to court records, the four entered the Jared store located on The Boulevard in Richmond Heights on Dec. 4, with one holding the door...

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City narrows search for police chief to six candidates
The city of St. Louis has narrowed its search for a new police chief down to six candidates, who answered questions at a town hall event Thursday night. Three of the six candidates are from within the city police department, including current Interim Police Chief Lawrence O'Toole. Two of the external candidates are from Texas police departments, and the third external candidate is from Oklahoma. The six candidates are: O'Toole was greeted by protestors during Thursday's town hall who interrupted...

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Missouri ranks among least healthy states
A newly released ranking from the United Health Foundation places Missouri in the bottom half when it comes to overall health. Missouri slipped three spots from No. 37 in 2016  to No. 40 in the 2017 Health Rankings annual report. But the state has slipped 16 spots since the inception of the ranking in 1990. It was No. 39 for healthy behaviors; No. 35 for community and environment; No. 42 for policy; No. 41 for clinical care and No. 40 for health outcomes, the ranking said. Missouri saw 17.6...

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Bruegger’s Bagels closes 30 bakeries
Downsize. Einstein Noah Group announced this week it would close 30 Bruegger’s Bagels bakeries throughout the country, the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal reported. The announcement comes a few months after Caribou Coffee Co., also part of the Einstein Noah Group, bought Bruegger’s Bagels, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal. The decision to close the bakeries was based on financial performance, and the shuttered locations are primarily in Eastern markets, QSR Magazine...

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Top St. Louis holiday attractions
The cold weather in St. Louis is upon us and most are now looking to enjoy the holiday attractions offered throughout the St. Louis area. From Santa’s Magical Kingdom in Eureka to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights event, St. Louis has plenty to keep everyone in the family busy. Santa’s Magical Kingdom runs through Jan. 7 and admission is offered by the carload. New to the attraction this year is the addition of a new half-mile section of road filled with new custom lighting animation, which...

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