St. Louis – The St. Louis Health Department is receiving a $1.4 million grant to fight cardiovascular disease in the city's African-American community.
The grant from the Missouri Foundation for Health will be used to conduct cardiovascular screenings and encourage African-Americans in eight specific zip codes in St. Louis to change the behaviors that put them at increased risk for heart disease.
Health department director Dr. Hugh Stallworth says heart disease is the city's number one killer.
O'Fallon, Mo. – A group that opposes education cuts in the Missouri state budget gathered Thursday at Fort Zumwalt North Middle School. They say the Fort Zumwalt School District in O'Fallon will be especially hard hit if Republican budget proposals remain intact.
According to the Coalition to Protect Education and Healthcare, the budget plan legislators passed, but Governor Holden later vetoed, cuts $224 million from elementary and secondary education. The group said nearly $14 million of those cuts will affect St. Charles County.
St. Louis, MO – It's been more than a decade since pitcher Bob Forsch last walked off the mound in a Cardinals jersey. He's still the only pitcher in team history to throw two no-hitters and pitch in three World Series.
Forsch now lives in Chesterfield, and recently wrote a book called Tales from the Cardinals Dugout with Post-Dispatch sports writer Tom Wheatly. Forsch recently spoke with KWMU's Tom Weber about the book.