St. Louis Public Radio http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri Gov. Denies Clemency For White Supremacist http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-gov-denies-clemency-white-supremacist <p>Missouri&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon has refused to halt the execution of white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin, calling his crime in Missouri a "cowardly and calculated shooting."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nixon's office <a href="http://governor.mo.gov/newsroom/2013/Gov_Nixon_denies_clemency_petition_of_Joseph_P_Franklin">announced the decision </a>Monday afternoon.</span></p> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 22:16:23 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 31547 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Gov. Denies Clemency For White Supremacist Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/shimkus-wagner-express-views-us-involvement-syria <p><em>Reporting by WSIU's Jennifer Fuller.</em></p><p>A southern Illinois Congressman says the United States shouldn’t get involved in Syria – and worries any form of attack would put this country and its allies at greater risk.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Representative John </span>Shimkus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">,&nbsp;</span>R-Collinsville<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government on civilians is an international issue – one the U.S. shouldn’t take the lead on.</span></p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:44:52 +0000 WSIU & St. Louis Public Radio 29646 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Shimkus, Wagner Express Views On U.S. Involvement In Syria Arch City Radio Hour: Ian Fisher and the Present, Tef Poe and Following The Water http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/arch-city-radio-hour-ian-fisher-and-present-tef-poe-and-following-water <p><strong>Ian Fisher and The Present</strong></p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F110719641" width="100%"></iframe></p><p>Nick Garcia talks about stories from the road with Missouri native Ian Fisher. &nbsp;We'll also hear Fisher perform a few songs as well.</p><p><em><strong>Tef Poe Revisited</strong></em></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:46:23 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio & Nick Garcia 29597 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Arch City Radio Hour: Ian Fisher and the Present, Tef Poe and Following The Water Miners, Patriot Coal Reach Bankruptcy Settlement http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/miners-patriot-coal-reach-bankruptcy-settlement <p><em>This story will be updated.</em></p><p><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/term/patriot-coal">The dispute</a> between St. Louis-based Patriot Coal and the United Mine Workers of America appears to be over.</p><p>The union <a href="http://www.umwa.org/?q=news/umwa-reaches-settlement-patriot-coal">announced today</a> that it had reached an agreement to reduce some of the cuts in pension and health care benefits <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/bankruptcy-judge-rules-patriot-coals-favor">approved by a federal bankruptcy judge</a> on May 29.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 15:48:47 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 29017 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Miners, Patriot Coal Reach Bankruptcy Settlement 20 Years Later: Sounds And Stories Of The Great Flood Of 1993 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/20-years-later-sounds-and-stories-great-flood-1993 <p>In what has become known in the St. Louis region as "The Great Flood of 1993," 20 years ago places where floodwaters had never been suddenly were underwater. &nbsp;</p> <p>From our archives, we offer an opportunity to go back in time with 10 stories of the rise of water, tension and even an entire town.</p> <p>For some, these stories may be difficult to hear again and, for others, they will be reminders of triumph and renewal.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 21:30:37 +0000 Kelsey Proud & St. Louis Public Radio 28836 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org 20 Years Later: Sounds And Stories Of The Great Flood Of 1993 Four Dead In Shooting On Cherokee Street http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/four-dead-shooting-cherokee-street <P><EM>Updated 6:50 a.m. Friday with names of victims and suspect.</EM></P> <P>The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department has identified the victims as:</P> <P>- Khadra Muse, a 44-year old female of the 100 block of Indian Circle Dr.</P> <P>- Seaeed Abdulla, a 29-year old male of the 700 block of Cole</P> <P>- Bernice Solomon-Redd, a 54-year old female of the 2400 block of Ridge Ave., E. St. Louis, IL</P> <P>The suspect has been positively identified as&nbsp; Ahmed Dirir, a 59-year old male of the 900 block of Carr.</P> <P></P> <P><EM>Updated 8:51 p.m. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 20:28:27 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio, The Associated Press & Bill Raack 27356 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Four Dead In Shooting On Cherokee Street Accident Involving School Bus Shuts Down I-55 Southbound http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/accident-involving-school-bus-shuts-down-i-55-southbound <p><em>This is a developing story. Will update as we know more.</em></p><p>An accident involving a school bus has shut down traffic on southbound I-55 this morning just south of downtown St. Louis at 7th&nbsp;Street.</p><p>Traffic is currently backed up all the way into Illinois. (<a href="http://www.traffic.com/St-Louis-Traffic/St-Louis-Traffic-Map.html?utm_source=magnet&amp;utm_medium=traffic_magnet&amp;utm_content=754763&amp;utm_campaign=magnet_largeMap.vm&amp;AWOPARTNER=DEFAULT#back_nvt_widget14">See here for the latest traffic conditions</a>).</p><p><em>Updated 10:40 a.m.</em></p> Fri, 24 May 2013 14:15:47 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 26700 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Accident Involving School Bus Shuts Down I-55 Southbound Data Breach At Schnucks Could Affect More Than Two Million Cards http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/data-breach-schnucks-could-affect-more-two-million-cards <p>Schnuck Markets says more than two million customers in the St. Louis area may have been impacted by a data breach that stretched from December 2012 until March 29.</p><p>The company said in <a href="http://www.schnucks.com/pressreleases/pressrelease.asp?id=219">a statement</a> today that the cyber-attack possibly affected&nbsp;<a href="http://www.schnucks.com/card_stores.asp">79 of its 100 stores</a>. Officials emphasized that the hackers only accessed the credit card numbers and expirations dates of victims - not their names, addresses or any identifying information.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:01:30 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 25434 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Data Breach At Schnucks Could Affect More Than Two Million Cards Science Incentive Fund Law Struck Down By Mo. Supreme Court http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/science-incentive-fund-law-struck-down-mo-supreme-court <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Missouri Supreme Court has </span><a href="http://www.courts.mo.gov/file.jsp?id=60547" style="line-height: 1.5;">upheld</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a decision striking down a 2011 law that created an incentive fund for science and technology-based businesses.</span></p> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:37:58 +0000 The Associated Press & St. Louis Public Radio 10345 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Science Incentive Fund Law Struck Down By Mo. Supreme Court Live Coverage: St. Louis Picks Presumptive Next Mayor http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/live-coverage-st-louis-picks-presumptive-next-mayor <p>Note: This live event has ended. <a href="http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slay-poised-make-history" target="_blank">Read the results of the race here.</a></p><p>St. Louis is a solidly Democratic city. So, when voters go to the polls today to vote in its Democratic Mayoral Primary - they are really picking the city's presumptive next mayor.</p><p>Will it be incumbent mayor Francis Slay? It would be for an unprecedented fourth term. Or Lewis Reed - the president of the Board of Aldermen? Or Jimmie Matthews - a candidate some have said is a "stalking horse?"</p> Tue, 05 Mar 2013 23:32:42 +0000 St. Louis Public Radio 9911 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Live Coverage: St. Louis Picks Presumptive Next Mayor