St. Louis – A redevelopment project in Grand Center will be going ahead with the help of federal stimulus money.
Governor Jay Nixon on Monday awarded the developer of the Beaux Arts building $8 million in Recovery Zone Facility Bonds to turn 115,000 square feet into classrooms and performance space for the Grand Center Arts Academy. The new charter school, which will American Quality Schools will operate for the Confluence Academy, is the first charter in the region to have a performing arts curriculum.
Town and Country, MO – Despite the steady push of humans into natural areas, whitetail deer have adapted and in some cases even flourished in suburban environments, free of predators and hunters. The situation often puts deer and humans in direct conflict. That is precisely the issue confronting the St. Louis suburb of Town and Country.
St. Louis – St. Louis is hosting two Sweet 16 men's college basketball games tonight. The winners will advance to the Elite Eight regional championships.
Tennessee plays Ohio State at 6:07 p.m., then Northern Iowa plays Michigan State at 8:37.
Michigan goes into tonight's game without star point guard Kalin Lucas, who was injured during the second-round game against Maryland. That leaves all eyes on Korie Lucious, who sank a 3-pointer at the buzzer Sunday, sending the Spartans to the Sweet 16.
St. Louis – The latest audit of city departments in St. Louis has found several employees of the sheriff's department were paid for full-time work without putting in the required hours.
State auditor Susan Montee released her review of the Sheriff and Public Utilities departments Thursday. They are the 22nd and 23rd of the citizen-requested audits, which will conclude with a report on the mayor's office and a round-up in April.