Tuesday, 24 December 2013 11:01 Published in Local News
Missouri has been awarded a $7.5 million federal grant to continue a program that helps the state's lowest-achieving schools.
The U.S. Department of Education announced the award from the federal School Improvement Grants program on Monday. In all, the agency awarded more than $43 million in such grants to seven states.
Missouri's education department will distribute the federal funds to districts showing the greatest need and strongest commitment to improving achievement at their lowest-performing schools.
This is the third year Missouri has received a grant from the federal program
Tuesday, 24 December 2013 10:56 Published in Local News
A St. Louis County family has its Christmas back, thanks to fast work from the Normandy Police Department.
Two suspects broke into the Lilly family home on Dec. 15 and stole the presents from under the Christmas tree. The thieves even unwrapped the presents and left the paper.
Police say clues came together fast, including footprints in the snow. Officers saw the same prints outside another home that had been broken into days earlier. When one of the alleged thieves bragged about it at Sumner High School, word filtered back to police. That 18-year-old suspect was arrested and charged.
Police are still searching for his accomplice.
Monday, 23 December 2013 17:14 Published in Local News
Two St. Louis County Police Officers are in the hospital after they were involved in an accident.
The crash happened in Bellefontaine Road and Dunn in North County. Several emergency crews responded to scene and the road was shut down while the accident was investigated.
One of the officers had a broken leg, the other officer's injuries are not known.