Metro-East News

Centene reveals details of massive Clayton campus project

Tobias Wall
Tobias Wall

Details of Centene’s proposed Clayton, Mo. campus unveiled Monday show plans to build as many as five new buildings in that city’s downtown.

The largest structure would be a 28-story, 660,000-square-foot tower connected by a bridge to the company’s current corporate headquarters at 7700 Forsyth Blvd. Also planned:

▪  A parking structure that would be topped by seven to eight stories of residential units and 40,000 square feet of retail space

▪  A corporate auditorium

▪  A 16-story, 400,000-square-foot office building

▪  Another possible tower directly south of the current headquarters

The project would fire off in phases, the first of which could begin this fall and conclude in 2019 and a second that could begin in 2018 and finish in 2020. A cost of the projects hasn’t been revealed.


A second St. Louis Bread Co. restaurant will be built in Belleville.

City aldermen Monday night approved plans to build the 4,478-square-foot restaurant between the Buffalo Wild Wings and Arby’s restaurants at 5801 Belleville Crossing Drive.

Construction could begin in July and conclude as soon as November.


It’s time for more recalls, but this time in the world of snack cakes.

Hostess has announced a recall of 710,000 cases of baked snack cakes it says were made with flour possibly contaminated with peanut residue. The products are not meant to contain any peanut material and could pose a risk for folks with peanut allergies.

So far, two cases of bad reactions have been traced to snacks involved in the recall. Worried you have tainted snacks? Check this list of batch numbers.


Researchers at PenTestPartners on Monday announced they were able to disable alarms, train batteries and cause general havoc in Mitsubishi’s hybrid electric Outlander models.

The researchers say the model’s WiFi module isn’t correctly implemented, allowing them to easily crack codes meant to keep the vehicle’s network secure.

Mitsubishi is working on the problem, but it took some prodding, according to ZDNet: “When the research team first approached the Japanese automaker, all they received was “disinterest,” but after approaching the media, Mitsubishi’s attitude rapidly changed and a fix is in the works.”

Tobias Wall: 618-239-2501, @Wall_BND