Police to step up weekend presence on Washington Ave.
St. Louis police will be out in force on Washington Ave. this weekend in an effort to address the concerns of businesses and residents of the popular entertainment district.
"When they aren't moving, they aren't creating any revenue."
It’s around 8:30 on a chilly morning and workers are starting their day at America’s Central Port on the East Saint Louis side of the Mississippi River.
Under a steady drizzle they blast clean barge hulls with massive power washers.
In a suit and tie the port’s Executive Director Dennis Wilmsmeyer is a sharp contrast to bearded workers wearing Carhart overalls.
He takes a wide stance on top of barge that rocks back and forth.
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