St. Louis, MO – Members of the appointed board overseeing the St. Louis Public Schools spent nearly three hours in front of an aldermanic committee Monday in what both sides hope is the first in a series of conversations about the district.
Scott Air Force Base, Ill. – The U.S. military's top officer met with hundreds of service members Thursday at Scott Air Force Base in the Metro East. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mike Mullen held an hour-long question and answer session.
He covered a variety of topics, from the need to replace the Air Force's aging tanker fleet, and the military's rising suicide rate.
Jefferson City, MO – A group of citizens from St. Louis traveled to Jefferson City today in hopes of gaining support from state officials to allow abandoned school buildings to be turned into charter schools.
The state-appointed board that currently runs St. Louis schools follows a policy that prevents the sale of closed school buildings to other educational entities, such as charter schools.
Bishop Reynolds Thomas, who pastors a church in St. Louis, says waiving the rule could help clean up neighborhood blight.
St. Louis, MO – A Town and Country man has admitted to cheating 40 clients out of $10.3 million in investments.
53-year-old Donald Weir pleaded guilty to mail fraud Friday. Prosecutors say the scheme was simple - he sold coins he had purchased for investors without their permission, then used the proceeds to finance his lifestyle, including donations to charities, and private school and college tuition for his children.