Sunday will bring drier weather
If you're trying to make outdoor plans for your Labor Day weekend Sunday may be your best bet. ...
Rams cut Sam, 1st drafted openly gay player
The St. Louis Rams have cut Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted by an NFL team.
The 7th-round draft pick has been outspoken and confident as his progress was watched as closely as any rookie in the league. He has been cheered by athletes and celebrities. In the end, the defensive end couldn't make a team stocked with pass-rushers.
He still can be picked up ...
One killed, one injured in Salem crash
One woman was killed and another seriously injured in a one car crash in Salem. In happened Friday evening when a car driven by 22-year old Leah Headrick missed a curve at Missouri Highway 19 and Center Street, left the road, hit a building and overturned. Headrick was killed in the crash. A 19-year-old passenger was seriously injured and airlifted to a St. Louis hospital.
Mercy College of Nursing reports record enrollment
A local college reports more students pursuing a career in nursing than ever.
Mercy College of Nursing and Health Sciences of Southwest Baptist University hit record enrollment with 746 students on the first day of classes Monday, Aug. 25. The previous record was 695 in 2009.
“We are very excited about the future of our nursing, radiography and health sciences programs,” said Kezia Lilly, D.N.P., who became ...
Letter-grading plan for Arkansas schools to go on view
Arkansas' more than 1,000 public schools will soon be graded with the same A-through-F rating system the schools apply to their students.
The letter-grade system, required by changes in state law in 2013, is in the final stages of development. If approved by the state Board of Education later this year, letter grades will replace an older, little-noticed practice of rating schools on a 1-to-5 scale.
Empire District Electric seeks rate increase
A local electric company is asking its customers to dig a little deeper.
The Empire District Electric Company has filed a request with the Missouri Public Service Commission seeking 5.5 percent rate increase. If approved by the MPSC, a residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours would see a monthly increase of about $9.87.
Empire says it needs the rate increase to pay for installation of the Air ...