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Scottrade Center renovations lawsuit set for December trial

A lawsuit to halt St. Louis' financing agreement for $64 million in Scottrade Center renovations will go to trial Dec. 11, according to court documents filed Tuesday. The lawsuit, filed in August by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer and two other plaintiffs against the city and the Blues ownership,

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 18:15:00

St. Louis aldermen pass resolution remembering Anthony Lamar Smith, angering police

ST. LOUIS As the city continued to grapple with protests over the acquittal of former police officer Jason Stockley, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen on Friday unanimously approved a resolution remembering the man he fatally shot in 2011. Also Friday, Mayor Lyda Krewson pledged to support strengthen

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-23 01:15:00


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HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-23 20:33:00

Donations sought for program that provides students with books

A program that benefits Houston School District children ages one month to five years by providing them with a book every month is seeking the public's help. The Houston Imagination Library is an affiliate of Dolly's Imagination Library, which was started by entertainer Dolly Parton several years ag

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-23 15:58:00

Romines to host annual school fundraiser today

The seventh annual Drive 4UR School fundraising event to benefit Houston Schools is set for 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Romines Motor Co. in Houston. For every test drive of a Ford vehicle during the event, Ford Motor Co. will donate $20 to the cause, up to $6,000. Superintendent Dr. Allen Moss sai

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-23 13:00:00

University of Missouri leaders say firm hired to help with public perception has been worth it

ST. LOUIS It's no secret that the University of Missouri is trying to rebuild its public persona after protests and administrative upheaval during the fall of 2015 has continued to affect enrollment and donations. To that end, the Board of Curators hired Edelman Inc. - the same firm that Pennsylvani

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 18:45:00

The assembling of Eric Beisel

As Black Sabbath's "War Pigs" rattled Rockwood Summit High School's lockers, the one his teammates called Zeus sat upon a fold-up throne. Zeus sat as a king, not of gods but of boys, each wearing the Falcons' black and burgundy over their shoulder pads. He prepared to lead his subjects into battle w

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 17:00:00

Texas County's unemployment rate increases

Texas County's unemployment rate increased three-tenths of a percentage point in August, reports the Missouri Department of Economic Development. The figure was 5.7 percent. In south-central Missouri, the average rate was 5.8 percent. Texas County's civilian labor force was 8,708 with 496 unemployed

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 13:25:00

House committee irked by governor's funding method for drug monitoring program

The Missouri House Budget Committee chairman said Friday that the governor's office should expect resistance from the General Assembly if it proceeds with a plan to fund a statewide drug monitoring system. "The way I look at is, is they are trying to get around the Constitution by doing something th

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 23:00:00

Missouri state park workers give blood for tick-borne disease investigation

The ongoing investigation into tick-borne diseases at Meramec State Park has expanded to include blood testing of some state park employees, health officials said this week. Investigators with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention w

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 17:35:00

Collinsville man convicted of abusing 14-month-old son

COLLINSVILLE A Madison County jury this week convicted a Collinsville man of aggravated battery for assaulting his 14-month-old son last year. Steven A. Williams, 30, was found guilty Thursday after the jury deliberated about three hours, according to State's Attorney Tom Gibbons. Circuit Judge Kyle

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 16:32:00

Three charged with murdering Houston teen

Authorities charged Andrew Vrba, and his girlfriend, Isis Schauer, both 18-year-old Houston residents, and Briana Calderas, 24, of Cabool, with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and abandonment of a corpse. The trio is believed to have killed of Joseph M. Steinfeld, 17, who was reported mis

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 22:00:00

Three charged with murder of missing Houston teen

(ShutterStock) (Houston) - Three people are accused of murdering a Houston teenager who was recently reported missing. Online court records indicate 18-year-old Andrew Vrba and 18-year-old Isis Schauer of Houston, and 24-year-old Briana Calderas of Cabool were charged Thursday with first degree murd

OZARKRADIONEWS.COM - 2017-09-22 06:30:13

Duckworth says now not time for Sanders' 'Medicare for All' healthcare fix

WASHINGTON Freshman Illinois Sen. Tammy Duckworth says she opposes, at least for now, a proposal by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., to make Medicare available for anyone seeking health insurance. Duckworth, a Democrat and decorated veteran who lost both legs in Iraq after the helicopter she was pilotin

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 23:00:00

Rapsody talks hip-hop and racism in America: Trump 'took the sheep off the wolf'

Hip-hop had been tackling racism, police brutality and criminal justice reform in America decades before they became cornerstones of modern presidential campaigns, and Rapsody is humanizing these hot-button issues by giving them faces and names. The North Carolina rapper, whose latest album "Laila's

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 10:20:55

A favorite fall blooming shru

Autumn is a great time of year to plant perennial flowers and shrubs and trees. Not all plant material is suitable to be planted in the fall, but if the plant is done blooming, it can be planted in the fall. Autumnal planting allows perennials the opportunity to develop roots for several weeks befor

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 19:00:00

Missouri sending National Guard to help U.S. Virgin Islands hurricane recovery

A ferry beached last week by Hurricane Irma in Road Town, Tortola, the capital of the British Virgin Islands, remained unmoved after Hurricane Maria passed, early Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Freeman Rogers)The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY Missouri is poised to send National Guard soldier

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 17:50:00

McKinley Bridge shutdowns planned next week

All lanes of the McKinley Bridge will be shut down much of next week to allow for improvements to lighting. The bridge will be closed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, but open at other times - including rush-hour periods. The Illinois Department of Transportation said the work is expe

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 16:30:00

Bernie Sanders delivers Westminster lecture on progressive U.S. foreign policy

FULTON - On Latshaw Plaza at Westminster College, just outside the hall where Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke Thursday, three chunks of the Berlin Wall towered next to each other in the art installation "Breakthrough." "If Trump builds his wall, it'll be even higher than this one," said Pack Matthews, a

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-22 01:30:00

St. Louis police to get body cameras

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson talks to Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed as they debate the merits of a one-year trial for police body cameras on Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The board approved the motion and will also solicit bids for a long-term contract for the cameras. Photo by Robert Cohen, r

HOUSTONHERALD.COM - 2017-09-21 11:10:00