A private school in the city of St. Louis is offering a full ride to the child of a police or firefighter in the city.
City Academy's director of development, Ginger Imster, says school officials decided to offer the one-year scholarship after listening to testimony at a special legislative hearing on education held at the North City school earlier this year.
Peabody Coal, ArcelorMittal to buy Australian coal giant
According to the St. Louis Business Journal, Australian coal giant Macarthur Coal has agreed to be bought by Peabody Energy and ArcelorMittal for $5.2 billion. St. Louis-based Peabody has pursued Macarthur for more than a year.
The Australian company is the biggest miner of pulverized coal, which is used in making steel and in great demand in Asia.