Lt. Governor Honors Those Who Fought For Change At St. Louis Veterans Home

Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO  (KTRS)  Family members, volunteers, and employees are being recognized for their efforts of bringing to light the inadequate care at the St. Louis Veteran’s Home. On Monday, Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson presented Proclamations to honor those involved in assisting with the investigation. ” I definitely know the difference between smoke and fire…

Illinois Democratic Congressman Faces Challenge From Left

By SARA BURNETT, Associated Press LA GRANGE, Ill. (AP) — A Lipinski has represented what’s now Illinois’ 3rd congressional district since U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski’s father was first elected more than three decades ago. Now the younger Lipinski, a seven-term incumbent known as one of Congress’ most conservative Democrats, is facing a tougher-than-usual primary challenge from…

Four Firefighters Suffer Non-Life Threatening Injuries From Jeffco Brush Fire

DE SOTO, Mo. (AP) — Four firefighters are recovering from non-life threatening injuries suffered while battling a five-alarm brush fire in Jefferson County. The fire was reported Thursday afternoon near DeSoto. About 15 acres burned, along with five sheds and a barn. One residence sustained an undisclosed amount of damage. Authorities say one firefighter was…