Slay hands over control of Soldiers Memorial

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Soldiers Memorial in St. Louis is now officially in the hands of the Missouri Historical Society, which plans a $30 million renovation of the downtown St. Louis landmark. Mayor Francis Slay used Veteran’s Day on Wednesday as an opportunity to formally sign over control of Soldiers Memorial. The complex was built…

Children’s book drive benefits only East St. Louis library

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) – Book donations are flowing to the only public library in cash-strapped East St. Louis after a monthlong teachers’ strike highlighted its lack of resources. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1WScSmp ) reports that area librarians and have organized collection drives that will add thousands of titles to the library’s bookshelves. The…