Jefferson City, Mo. – As Missouri students get set to return to classrooms, there's concern that some school districts may get little to no money this year from the $26 billion spending bill signed this week by President Obama.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is reporting that schools in more financially well-off districts may get none of the $189 million being sent to Missouri. One of those districts, Lindbergh, recently laid off 35 teachers.
St. Louis, MO – A 74-year-old woman has become the second St. Louis resident to die in the ongoing heat wave.
The Department of Health confirmed the death Friday. The woman, whose name was not released, lived in the 5500 block of Chamberlain on the city's north side. She had air conditioning at her house, city officials said, but did not turn it on. The city's first heat death was a 68-year-old man who also had working air conditioning that he had not turned on.
Jefferson City, Mo. – A Cole County judge has postponed a hearing into whether a restraining order should be issued against a Republican candidate for the Missouri Senate.
State Representative Brian Nieves (R, Washington, Mo.) won the GOP nomination this month for the District 26 State Senate seat that covers part of St. Louis County and all of Franklin and Warren counties.
St. Louis, MO – Major League Baseball suspended Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and fined two Cardinals players Thursday following a fight that broke out at Tuesday's game between the Cardinals and the Cincinnati Reds.
La Russa and Reds manager Dusty Baker were suspended from two games and fined an undisclosed amount.