ReCAST recognized by FOCUS St. Louis
May17

ReCAST recognized by FOCUS St. Louis

PRESS RELEASE ST. LOUIS, MO – (May 16, 2019) St. Louis ReCAST – a grant-funded effort to promote community well-being – has been recognized by FOCUS St. Louis as part of its annual What’s Right with the Region awards. FOCUS, a regional civic leadership group, named ReCAST among its 2019 Emerging Initiatives honorees. This award is given to new organizations that are developing practical solutions, responding to identified needs and...

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Missouri budgeters move to end rule on immigrant tuition
May07

Missouri budgeters move to end rule on immigrant tuition

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In a debate being watched closely by St. Louis’ immigrant community, Missouri budgeters have moved to end a requirement that colleges and universities charge students with unlawful immigration status the same tuition rate as international students. Senate and House negotiators on Tuesday stripped the requirement out of a draft budget for next fiscal year. Under the current budget, colleges and...

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County Executive Stenger resigns after being indicted
Apr29

County Executive Stenger resigns after being indicted

BREAKING NEWS — St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger has resigned in the face of corruption charges. The U.S. attorney in St. Louis announced Monday that a federal grand jury had indicted the county’s top elected official on charges of bribery, mail fraud and the theft of honest services. Stenger’s attorney, Scott Rosenblum, confirmed the resignation and said he’ll comment further on the case later. Stenger, a...

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Former police officer sentenced in corruption case
Apr04

Former police officer sentenced in corruption case

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to 30 days in federal prison for taking bribes to provide information to a chiropractor. Mark Taylor is one of four ex-officers implicated in the case. He was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court. Taylor took bribes in exchange for providing un-redacted accident reports to chiropractor Mitchell E. Davis and his wife, Galina, who used the reports to solicit...

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Police department wants chemical agent restrictions lifted
Apr04

Police department wants chemical agent restrictions lifted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A federal judge should end restrictions on when St. Louis police use chemical agents such as pepper spray and tear gas to break up protests, according to a court filing on behalf of the police department. The 39-page motion filed Friday seeks to dissolve a preliminary injunction issued in 2017 after the American Civil Liberties Union sued on behalf of protesters who took to the streets in response to the acquittal of...

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