St. Louis street to be named after Obama

ST. LOUIS | A busy St. Louis street will be renamed Barack Obama Boulevard in honor of the soon-to-be president.

Aldermen approved the measure Friday. A stretch of Delmar Boulevard will still be known on maps by its original name. But signage will name the street after the 44th president.

Sponsoring Alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplett says she wanted to acknowledge Obama even before his inauguration next Tuesday, calling him "one of our nation's truly transformational leaders."