St. Louis' annual Independence Day celebration is still on, Fair Saint Louis, but we know numerous municipalities in our area are postponing their festivities, or canceling them altogether, due to the hot and dry weather conditions.
If you won't be at Fair Saint Louis, or are in one of the communities where fireworks are a no-go this year, we've got you covered.
Tired of regular old hamburgers and hot dogs for July 4?
You're in luck. On Tuesday's Fresh Air, Jack Bishop and Bridget Lancaster from America's Test Kitchen join Terry Gross to highlight some of their favorite grilling techniques and summer recipes — everything from meats to vegetables to, yes, even desserts.
Bishop and Lancaster have been grilling for years. They love the technique because it concentrates flavors and makes food taste really, really good.
A solider in the Missouri National Guard has died of injuries suffered during a training exercise.
Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel was providing public affairs support to the Beyond the Horizon mission in Guatemala. The National Guard says the 34-year-old was struck in the head by a tree limb that fell in wind generated by helicopter blades. The incident, which happened Monday, is being investigated.