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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis organization is getting a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor to provide job training for inmates.

Federal officials on Wednesday announced $20 million in grants nationwide, including funding to the Fathers' Support Center of St. Louis.

The grants are part of the Training to Work-Adult Re-entry initiative. The goal is to provide work skills, education and support services to help soon-to-be released inmates find and keep jobs.

 

Former judge fills vacant St. Clair County position

Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:46 Published in Local News

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) - A one-time appellate court judge is being appointed to fill a vacant St. Clair County court position after the judge who once held the job resigned over drug charges.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Republican Steven P. McGlynn was named to the post Wednesday, replacing Mike Cook.

Cook resigned in May after being charged with heroin and gun possession as part of a widening courthouse drug scandal.

He was charged in the case after the March death of colleague who died from a cocaine overdose at Cook's western Illinois hunting cabin.

McGlynn was appointed to the appellate court in 2005, but lost an election bid the next year. He was later appointed to the county circuit court following a retirement. He lost another judgeship election last year.

 

Customers in the Metro East are overpaying by $300 million dollars a year for their smartphone plans. The study was released by the Citizens Utility Board in cooperation with wireless research firm Vaildas.

Rajiv Ravulapati with Citizens Utility Board tell KTRS News that consumers may not want to switch from their current carrier, but that change could save a lot of money, "Consider prepaid plans, because they are getting more sophisticated these days. To the point where Boost Mobile, for example, offers a no-contract plan which offers unlimited talk, text, and data for $50 a month."

There are more tips on how to cut your cell phone and smartphone bill at CUBCellphonesaver.com.

 

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