The parents of a Lincoln County girl who reported being molested by a priest are now suing St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson, claiming he knew the priest was a danger to children. The suit, filed Friday in Lincoln County, asks for unspecified damages.
The teenage girl had told police last June that Father Xiu Hui "Joseph" Jiang, an associate pastor at the St. Louis Cathedral Basilica in the Central West End, had molested her. The 30 year old priest was later charged with endangering the welfare of a child.
Good news for the growing resident population in the Delmar Loop: A grocery store is coming.
Washington University will formally announce on Thursday that specialty grocer Global Foods Market has agreed to lease nearly 15,000 square feet in the five-story student apartment building going up at Delmar and Eastgate. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that it will be the second Global Foods Market in the metro area. The first opened in Kirkwood in 1999.
The paper reports that Blueberry Hill owner Joe Edwards will put his new Peacock Loop Diner in the building next door.
The Lofts of Washington University will house about 600 students beginning in August of next year (2014).
The Francis Howell school board will meet Thursday night to hammer out the nuts and bolts of accepting transfer students from the failing Normandy school district. The board will vote on issues including class size limits, tuition and a payment schedule.
District officials want average class sizes to remain at or below desirable levels outlined by the state department of education. At that level, the district would have room for about 600 transfer students. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that as of Wednesday, 196 students had applied to transfer into the district.
The district is also expected to approve a tuition rate of $11,034 per student, enough to allow them to hire a part time administrator to answer parents' questions, and assist in placing transfer students from Normandy.
Normandy students have until August 1 to file transfer applications. Class begins in Francis Howell schools on August 8.