ST. LOUIS (AP) - Fair St. Louis moves to Forest Park this year, but organizers still expect big crowds for entertainment, fireworks and food.
Organizers of one of the nation's largest Fourth of July celebrations announced the entertainment lineup Tuesday. Fair St. Louis is temporarily moving away from the grounds of the Gateway Arch because of construction there as part of a major renovation of the grounds and the area around the Arch.
Musical performers will include Bonnie Raitt, The Band Perry, The Fray, Musiq Soulchild, Gavin Degraw, Matt Nathanson, Mary Lambert, Capitol Cities and The Neighborhood.
The fair is July 3-5.
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A Saint Louis University researcher will use a $608,000 grant to study how the autoimmune process that causes multiple sclerosis might be stopped or slowed.
The grant announced Tuesday is from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and went to Dr. Daniel Hawiger.
Multiple sclerosis is a chronic disease of the central nervous system. It occurs when some of the immune system's so-called "T-cells" mistake the nerve fiber coating called myelin as a foreign tissue to be destroyed.
Hawiger will seek to understand how immunological tolerance works and why it sometimes fails. The goal is to design better clinical treatments that selectively suppress immune-medicated damage to the nervous system for those with MS.
Wednesday, 09 April 2014 09:38 Published in Local News
PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) - Four suspects have been arrested in connection with the deaths of a rural eastern Missouri couple following a fire at their home.
The Daily Journal newspaper in Park Hills, Mo. reports that formal charges have not been filed against the four suspects. They range in age from 18 to 24 and all are from Iron County. Authorities have not disclosed a possible motive.
The fire broke out before dawn Monday in a rural area near Park Hills in St. Francois County, killing 50-year-old Stanley Halter and his 46-year-old wife, Tammy.
Both of the victims' bodies were found inside their home. Their children had spent the night with a relative.
St. Francois County Sheriff Dan Bullock declined to give any further details about the arrests.