Thursday, 24 April 2014 16:15 Published in Local News
KIRKWOOD, MO (AP) – A suburban St. Louis high school has received a $10 million grant to build a swimming pool.
The Earl and Myrtle Walker Foundation announced the donation Wednesday to Kirkwood High School. It will be used to build The Walker Natatorium.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the Walkers both graduated from Kirkwood High School and have made many previous donations to the school, as well as several other St. Louis-area institutions.
The district plans to begin construction this summer, with the pool opened by the start of the 2015-2016 school year.
The school’s water polo and swimming and diving teams currently use a pool at St. Louis Community College.
Earl Walker was the co-founder of Carr Lane Manufacturing Co. in Shrewsbury, which makes parts used to make tools.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 15:49 Published in Local News
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - County officials could compile lists of residents with health problems under a Missouri bill intended to identify people in need of help during disasters.
The bill given final approval Thursday by the Senate allows the creation of voluntary registries of people with "health-related ailments" who may need assistance in emergencies. The House passed the bill earlier, so it now goes to Gov. Jay Nixon.
The identities of people on the list would be exempt from disclosure under Missouri's open-records law. But an incident report would be made public if any of the people are involved in a disaster or emergency.
Thursday, 24 April 2014 14:38 Published in Local News
ST. CHARLES, MO (AP) – A Texas man faces second-degree assault charges after allegedly striking a bicyclist while driving drunk.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 47-year-old David E. Walker of Plano is accused of hitting 39-year-old cyclist Jeffrey Weckerherlin Wednesday evening on Missouri Highway 94.
The Missouri Highway Patrol says Weckerherlin suffered moderate injuries and was taken by ambulance to a local hospital.
Walker was jailed on a $50,000 cash-only bond. The assault charge incorporates his operation a motor vehicle while intoxicated, resulting in injury.