Officials say the completion of improvements to the main runway at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia will help the facility expand its clientele and generate new business.
The six-month, $7.4 million project widened and lengthened the runway and improved the runway’s lighting system. Airport director Bob McDaniel says they also strengthened the runway to support larger aircraft like the Boeing 757 and Airbus 320.
Reporting by KBIA's Sarah Redohl used in this report.
MU head football coach Gary Pinkel held a press conference with his lawyers this afternoon to apologize for his DWI arrest Wednesday night. Pinkel says he is sorry for letting down his players and fans.
"When you’re wrong, you’re wrong," Pinkel said. "I had to stand up to them and tell them how I felt and how I’d failed them."
Michael Lidell (L) and attorney William Douthit (C) watch as Supt. Kelvin Adams announces an agreement that allows the SLPS to use $96 million from the settlement of a desegregation lawsuit to pay off debt and fund education initiatives.
For the first time in a decade, the St. Louis Public Schools will be debt-free.
Superintendent Kelvin Adams announced today that the district has entered an agreement with the plaintiffs in a 1972 case over the district's segregation policies that frees up $96 million for debt reduction and district operations.