St. Louis, MO – The U.S. House is expected to approve a final version of the economic stimulus plan Friday, with the Senate to follow. Despite President Obama's promise of a new era of bipartisanship, the measure has divided Capitol Hill.
That's especially apparent among St. Louis' delegation. KWMU's Matt Sepic spoke with two area Congressmen. We start first with Democrat Russ Carnahan.
St. Louis, MO – A new study says exercise may help reduce the chances of getting colon cancer. Washington University School of Medicine and Harvard University researchers conducted the study. They looked at data from several decades that examined how exercise affects colon cancer risk.
The study's lead author, Dr. Kathleen Wolin, says results showed that people who exercised the most were 24 percent less likely to develop colon cancer.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis-based cable operator Charter Communications has announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
Under the agreement, debt holders will be paid off in full. Shareholders with the company will have their stakes canceled. Two subsidiaries will have to make $74 million in debt payments that were due January 15th.
St. Louis, MO – A 22-year-old St. Louis man faces assault, burglary, and robbery charges in connection with the shooting of an off-duty firefighter.
Terrence Hendricks was arrested Wednesday along with a second man in the shooting of Firefighter Ernest Strong. Police questioned and released the second man - they are still looking for two additional suspects.
Jefferson City, MO – Missouri House Speaker Ron Richard (R, Joplin) is standing firm on his decision not to reappoint a St. Louis Democrat as the ranking minority member on the Children and Families Committee.
Jeanette Mott Oxford served on the committee for four years, and says she doesn't know why the new House Speaker chose not to reappoint her.
St. Louis, MO – Anheuser-Busch is giving the University of Missouri-St. Louis $2.5 million for its new College of Business Administration building.
University officials say the project -- which is just getting off the ground -- will cost between $25-30 million. Anheuser-Busch President David Peacock says the company remains committed to supporting local institutions, particularly those that deal with education, economic development and the environment.