Click for St. Louis, Missouri Forecast

// a href = ./ // St Louis News, Weather, Sports, The Big 550 AM, St Louis Traffic, Breaking News in St Louis

 
 
 

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is hosting more than 1,000 college student leaders from across the nation and abroad this weekend at Washington University in St. Louis.

 

The Clinton Global Initiative University is an outgrowth of the former president's philanthropic foundation.

 

Featured speakers are to include Chelsea Clinton, the ex-president's daughter: television host Stephen Colbert; actress Jada Pinkett Smith; and Twitter creator Jack Dorsey, a St. Louis native.

 

Student participants are required to make "Commitments to Action" that involve community projects focusing on education, the environment, human rights, poverty and public health.

 

The three-day conference begins Friday night and includes a Sunday service project at Gateway STEM High School.

 

Thursday, 04 April 2013 14:52
Published in Local News
Written by
Read more...

CHICAGO-- AP — The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that its film critic Roger Ebert has died. He was 70.

 

The paper says on its website the Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic died Thursday.

 

Ebert was known for his thumbs-up, thumbs-down TV reviews that influenced moviegoers across the nation.

 

On Wednesday, he had announced on his blog that he was undergoing radiation treatment after a recurrence of cancer.

 

Ebert was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2002 and later had surgery for cancer of the salivary gland. He lost his chin and his ability to speak. But he later resumed writing full-time and eventually even returned to television.

 

Ebert started as a film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times in 1967. In 1975 he became the first movie reviewer to get the Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

Read more...

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - State auditors say the Illinois Department of Natural Resources didn't employ enough mine-safety inspectors the past two years to comply with state law.

 

An Illinois Auditor General's report released Thursday says the department had 10 inspectors for more than 40 mines. The state Coal Mining Act calls for at least 16 inspectors.

 

A spokesman for the department was not immediately available to comment on the audit.

 

Phil Smith is a spokesman for the United Mineworkers of America. He said many of the state and federal agencies responsible for mine safety lack the money to do their jobs.

 

The federal Mine Safety and Health Administration says one miner died on the job in Illinois over those two years. Another miner died this year.

 

Thursday, 04 April 2013 14:46
Published in Local News
Written by
Read more...

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Senate has passed legislation that would ensure that pharmacies could refuse to stock certain prescription drugs, such as emergency contraception.

 

The legislation passed the Senate by a 24-9 vote Thursday and now heads to the House.

 

Sponsoring Sen. David Sater is a Republican pharmacist from southwest Missouri who describes the legislation a business freedom issue. Sater says some states have mandated that birth control or emergency contraception be stocked by pharmacies. But he says a pharmacy - like a clothing store - should be free to sell what it chooses.

 

The bill was opposed by some Democrats. Senate Minority Leader Jolie Justus, of Kansas City, cited concerns the bill could be used to limit access to birth control.

 

Thursday, 04 April 2013 14:35
Published in Local News
Written by
Read more...

Latest News

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
Prev Next
OBAMA OPENS JAPAN TRIP AT FAMOUS SUSHI RESTAURANT

OBAMA OPENS JAPAN TRIP AT FAMOUS SUSHI RESTAURANT

TOKYO (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military an...

MATERIAL ON AUSTRALIAN SHORE EXAMINED IN JET HUNT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane. The se...

MICHIGAN MAN AMONG 1ST IN US TO GET 'BIONIC EYE'

MICHIGAN MAN AMONG 1ST IN US TO GET 'BIONIC EYE'

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost complet...

Wainwright injures knee, Cardinals blank Mets 3-0

Wainwright injures knee, Cardinals blank Mets 3-0

  NEW YORK (AP) -- Adam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3...

Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career

Albert Pujols hits 500th HR of major league career

  WASHINGTON (AP) -- Albert Pujols reached 500 homers in a hurry.   The Los Angeles Angels' first baseman hit a pair of shots off Washington Nationals righ...

Boeing sends request for voluntary layoffs

Boeing sends request for voluntary layoffs

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - It appears Boeing is looking to shed jobs in St. Louis.     An internal letter to employees surfaced Tuesday. In the letter, the aer...

Craig Michael Wood facing more charges in Hailey Owens case

Craig Michael Wood facing more charges in Hailey Owens …

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - A southwest Missouri youth football coach accused of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl is now facing rape and sodomy charges.   Gree...

16-year-old killed in North St. Louis

16-year-old killed in North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - St. Louis Homicide detectives are on the scene of a shooting in North St. Louis.   Police say 16-year-old Noah Barnes was shot several times ...

© 2013 KTRS All Rights Reserved