Springfield, IL – Illinois Senate Republicans have picked a veteran lawmaker from near St. Louis to lead them.
Frank Watson will succeed the retiring Pate Philip. Watson is from Greenville and becomes the only legislative leader outside of the Chicago area. He says Republicans need to rebuild and his position will be an important one. As a leader... Watson can help set legislative priorities.... make committee assignments and control large sums of money.
St. Louis, MO – St. Louis has overtaken Detroit as the nation's most-dangerous city.
That's according to a Kansas research-and-publishing company's ranking based on an analysis of FBI crime figures.
It's the ninth year of the Morgan Quitno rankings. The previous three years in a row, Detroit headed the list. Using a six crime categories, St. Louis this year topped the list of big cities, followed by Atlanta, Detroit, Gary, Indiana, and Baltimore.
Since 9-11-2001, many US communities and hospitals have had to admit they might not be ready for a chemical or bioterrorist attack. With that in mind, a team of medical professionals from St. Louis University recently traveled to Israel - a country forced to reckon for years with the threat of terrorism.
KWMU's Hillary Wicai reports on what the team learned and how they'll apply and share that knowledge.