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St. Louis is an independent city and a major United States port on the eastern line of the state of Missouri. As of the 2010 census, the population was 319,294, and a 2012 estimate put the population at 318,172, making it the 58th-largest U.S. city in 2012. The metropolitan St. Louis area, known as Greater St. Louis (CSA), is the 19th-largest metropolitan area in the United States with a population of 2,900,605.

The city of St. Louis was founded in 1764 by Pierre Laclède and Auguste Chouteau, and named for Louis IX of France. After the Louisiana Purchase, it became a major port on the Mississippi River; in the late 19th century, it became the fourth-largest city in the United States. It seceded from St. Louis County in March 1877, allowing it to become an independent city and limiting its political boundaries. In 1904, it hosted the Louisiana Purchase Exposition and the 1904 Summer Olympics. The city's population peaked in 1950, then began a long decline that continues in the 21st century. Immigration has increased, and it is the center of the largest Bosnian population in the world outside their homeland.

Happening Now

Ambulance district boss and wife in Washington County charged with stealing thousands

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:35:00 -0600

Prosecutors say William "Mal" Gum overpaid his own salary by at least $5,000 for years and used district credit cards for personal items.

Vests stop bullets when gunman shoots 2 officers in north St. Louis County

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:30:00 -0600

A witness said a man opened fire on the officers from about 15 feet. The gunman has barricaded himself in a home nearby.

Public gets chance to question 6 St. Louis police chief finalists at town hall tonight

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:30:00 -0600

A moderator will ask questions submitted by the public on Thursday, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the St. Louis University Law School.

US women's hockey team to play NWHL team in Olympic tune-up

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:27:55 -0600

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. women's national team will play two exhibition games against top players from the National Women's Hockey League next month in a final tune-up for Winter Olympics.

Drug charges dropped against Georgia LB Natrez Patrick

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:23:44 -0600

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — A misdemeanor marijuana possession charge against Georgia starting inside linebacker Natrez Patrick has been dismissed, apparently clearing the way for him to play in the Sugar Bowl semifinal game.

'Italjet' looking for liftoff on home snow in Val Gardena

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 11:21:38 -0600

SELVA DI VAL GARDENA, Italy (AP) — It's the "downhiller's downhill." With long gliding sections and myriad bumps and jumps, skiers seem like deer waltzing through the woods as they negotiate the Saslong course's extensive terrain.

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