Edwardsville, Ill. – A St. Louis man faces 14 felony charges - including driving under the influence - in a wrong way crash that killed three people near Edwardsville early Thursday. A Madison County judge set bond at $1 million for Newton Keene, 46, who already has six convictions for drunken driving.
Police said Keene was driving north in the southbound lanes of Illinois Route 255 and collided with the victims' oncoming car.
Tawanda Jackson, 32, died in the wreck with her 9-year-old son Arnold and friend Jon Moss.
St. Louis, MO – Students, teachers and administrators are furious over plans to shut down and consolidate nearly 30 schools. The three members of the state-appointed board that oversees the St. Louis Public Schools got an earful Wednesday night in the first of two public meetings on the plans for school closures.
Students from Gateway High School demonstrated outside the meeting at Roosevelt High.