Kirkwood http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Missouri History Museum exhibit traces early history of African American community in Kirkwood http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-history-museum-exhibit-traces-early-history-african-american-community-kirkwood <p>An exhibit now on display at the Missouri History Museum takes a look at the early history of the African American community in Kirkwood.</p><p>St. Louis Public Radio&rsquo;s Julie Bierach spoke with Curator David Lobbig&nbsp;about the multimedia project that traces the first settlement before the Civil War to suburban development after World War II.</p><p><strong>When you and your colleagues came up with the idea for &ldquo;Kirkwood Roots,&rdquo; what did you envision?</strong></p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 12:37:04 +0000 Julie Bierach 2857 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri History Museum exhibit traces early history of African American community in Kirkwood Defendant in Mo. sex slave case changes plea http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/defendant-mo-sex-slave-case-changes-plea <p>A suburban St. Louis man has pleaded guilty to participating in the commercial sex trafficking of a woman whom prosecutors allege was coerced into being a sex slave.</p><p>Thirty-three-year-old Bradley Cook of Kirkwood entered the plea Tuesday in federal court in Kansas City.</p><p>The case revolves around a woman who said she was a teenager when she moved into the rural Lebanon, Mo., trailer of co-defendant Edward Bagley and his wife. The accuser said she was used as a sex slave for years and came to authorities only after going into cardiac arrest after a torture session.</p> Tue, 20 Dec 2011 18:37:34 +0000 The Associated Press 2716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Defendant in Mo. sex slave case changes plea Chesterfield, other St. Louis areas named in Mo. "Top Ten Towns" list http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/chesterfield-other-st-louis-areas-named-mo-top-ten-towns-list <p><a href="http://www.chesterfield.mo.us/">Chesterfield</a> has been named among the top-ten towns in the state by <a href="http://www.missourilife.com/Missouri-Life/February-2011/Top-Ten-Towns/">Missouri Life magazine</a>.</p><p><a href="http://www.joplinmo.org/">Joplin</a> was listed as the number one town, and was closely followed by Chesterfield, which ranked second.</p> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:05:07 +0000 Ettie Berneking 529 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Chesterfield, other St. Louis areas named in Mo. "Top Ten Towns" list