Springfield, IL – One of the students injured in a southern Illinois school bus crash earlier this week has died.
Hospital officials in Springfield say 14-year-old Shawna Ward died this morning from her injuries. Her mother, Debbie Ward of Fillmore, Illinois, says Shawna pelvis and legs were crushed in the accident.
Shawna was one of 16 people hurt when the bus skidded off a two-lane country road Wednesday and plunged halfway down a 40-foot ravine.
St. Louis, Mo. – Friday the St. Louis Metropolitan Clergy Coalition marched through downtown St. Louis to urge public school parents to send their children to class on September 8.
The march came amidst threats by some to boycott the first day of school if the district does not meet certain demands. In recent weeks, the clergy coalition has been accused of impropriety in connection with a bid by a software company that the district ultimately rejected.
St. Louis, Mo. – St. Louis University unveiled its newly renovated student center Thursday.
It took $22-million to expand and improve the 36-year-old Busch Center. St. Louis University President Father Lawrence Biondi says since the center is located in the heart of Midtown, its renovation not only benefits the university's students, it benefits the entire area.