Fred Guthrie Jr. http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Morning headlines: Thursday, December 15, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-december-15-2011 <p><strong>Blagojevich &quot;ripe candidate&quot; for prison drug rehab according to&nbsp;report</strong></p><p>A probation report says ousted Ill. Gov. Rod Blagojevich may be a &quot;ripe candidate&quot; for a drug&nbsp;treatment&nbsp;program in prison. That&#39;s according to defense attorney Sheldon Sorosky, who says he doesn&#39;t know what Blagojevich said to a probation officer to lead to that conclusion.</p><p>Judge James Zagel has agreed to recommend Blagojevich for a drug treatment program when he starts his&nbsp;&nbsp; 14-year prison sentence for corruption in March.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2011 15:23:29 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 2685 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, December 15, 2011 Morning headlines: Thursday, August 11, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-11-2011 <p><strong>Nixon to return to Joplin to announce school funding</strong></p><p>Mo. Gov. Jay Nixon is returning to Joplin to discuss funding for schools in the tornado-ravaged city.</p><p>Thursday&nbsp;afternoon, Nixon is scheduled to visit the Joplin 11<sup>th</sup> and 12th Grade Center - an empty big-box store that will house the two grades while the high school is rebuilt. He&#39;ll be joined by superintendent C.J. Huff and members of the Joplin Board of Education in touring the building and making the announcement on funding for the upcoming school year.</p> Thu, 11 Aug 2011 14:19:14 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1850 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, August 11, 2011 Morning headlines: Thursday, August 4, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-thursday-august-4-2011 <p><strong>St. Louis area grocers remove recalled turkey from shelves</strong></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 14:19:26 +0000 Julie Bierach & The Associated Press 1800 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Thursday, August 4, 2011 Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/morning-headlines-wednesday-august-3-2011 <p><strong>Workers</strong> <strong>threaten to shut down&nbsp;construction on Mississippi River bridge</strong></p><p>A group that&#39;s trying to get more construction jobs for minority workers says it&#39;ll shut down work on a new Mississippi River bridge near St. Louis. The Metro East Black Contractors Organization says it&#39;s meeting with the director of the Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday. The group says it&#39;ll shut down work on Monday if the meeting isn&#39;t satisfactory.</p><p><strong>St. Louis Science Center to reduce number of VPs</strong></p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 14:25:47 +0000 Julie Bierach, The Associated Press & Bill Raack 1793 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Morning headlines: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 Search for Mo. state trooper now recovery effort http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/search-mo-state-trooper-now-recovery-effort <p><strong>Updated 7:50 a.m. Wednesday:</strong></p><p>Searchers located the body of Fred Guthrie&#39;s patrol dog Reed on Tuesday afternoon near Mo. Highway 118 in Holt County, about 100 yards from the location where Trooper Guthrie&#39;s truck and boat were found on Monday. The search for the trooper&#39;s body continues.</p><p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 12:54:58 +0000 The Associated Press & Johanna Mayer 1780 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Search for Mo. state trooper now recovery effort