A group of homeless people sit around the fire at their homeless encampment near the Mississipi river, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2012 in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

St. Louis has become dumping ground for growing suburban homeless population

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Sometimes the men emerge from out-of-town police cruisers that stop at homeless shelters and then quickly drive off. Others turn up still wearing gowns from suburban hospitals. Surrounding communities have long been accused of using downtown St. Louis as a dumping ground to dispose of homeless men with nowhere else to […]