O'Fallon, Missouri city councilman Michael Snowden is stepping down after just five months in office.
Snowden was appointed to fill the unexpired term of former councilman Mark Perkins, and then elected to the post in April. Perkins had quit to devote more time to his job.
In a statement Snowden says he's accepted a position in another State to run and operate a "911-Emergency Dispatch Center." His resignation is effective September 15th.
It's not known yet if his Fifth Ward seat will be filled before the general election next April.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Catholic Church officials say an employee of a diocese outside Washington, D.C., was among the 80 people who died in the Spain trash crash this week.
The Diocese of Arlington says on its Facebook page that Ana Maria Cordoba, an administrative employee from northern Virginia, died in the wreck.
Catholic News Service, a division of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, reports that Cordoba, a benefits specialist, was traveling with her husband, Philippe, and her daughter, Christina, a rising high school senior in Arlington.
CNS reports that Philippe and Christina Cordoba were in stable condition at a hospital.
Family members were on their way to see the Cordobas' son, who had completed a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Messages left for the diocese late Thursday were not immediately returned.
The Mehlville school district won't hire more teacher or enlarge class sizes in order to accommodate students transferring in from the unaccredited Riverview Gardens School District.
The Mehlville school board supported their superintendent's position and set class size limits Thursday night. That will allow the district to accept only 150 of the roughly 450 students who've applied to transfer.
A lottery will be held August 2nd to determine which students can make the switch from Riverview Gardens to Mehlville.
More than 200 parents attended last night's school board meeting at Mehlville High School. Many expressed concerns about the cost of busing and the number of hours students will spend in transit. Others were concerned that the transfer students will put a drain on the Mehlville district.
Mehlville Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost has said that maintaining the district's small class sizes is key to maintaining educational excellence.