Lindenwood University takes on domestic violence
Lindenwood University students and faculty members on Thursday attempted to drag the issues of domestic abuse and sexual violence out into the light. A debate on the topic of date rape took place on the campus during the noon hour, silhouettes representing domestic violence victims were placed all around the property and a candle light vigil for victims of violence was planned for the evening hours. Click here to read more.
Federal government approves $8.1M East St. Louis road project
The U.S. Economic Development Administration has approved St. Clair County’s request for funding help for a road reconstruction project in East St. Louis. The U.S. EDA, which is part of the Commerce Department, has agreed to contribute $3.5 million to help reconstruct Front Street from Trendley Avenue in East St. Louis to where the road dead-ends in Fairmont City, the administration said. Click here to read more.
Police find toddler in car after two-state chase
Police chased a man, brandashing a handgun, from Granite City to St. Louis. Once they caught him, they found a toddler in the back seat of the car. Click here to read more.
At least 13 dead in Oregon community college shooting
A gunman opened fire at an Oregon community college Thursday, killing at least a dozen people before dying during a shootout with police, authorities said. The shooting happened at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, about 180 miles south of Portland. Click here to read more.
Updated smog standard disappoints both right and left
The Obama administration on Thursday said it was tightening the allowable limit of ozone in the air, a bid to curtail the problem of asthma and other respiratory ailments. The move, which came after strong opposition from industry groups and Republicans on Capitol Hill, also disappointed some environmental and medical groups, who wanted the limits dropped even more. Click here to read more.