Arkansas governor sets execution dates after 10-year gap

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson says the state will resume executions after a 10-year gap starting next month with a double execution. The Republican announced execution dates on Wednesday for eight death-row inmates. Arkansas hasn’t executed an inmate since 2005, largely because of court challenges to its lethal injection law and…

Anonymous donor gives $100,000 to children’s center

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) – A suburban St. Louis children’s center has received an anonymous $100,000 gift, following a profile of the center that appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Post-Dispatch last week ran a story about the University City Children’s Center and its struggle to help children develop emotional skills. The newspaper reports…