US Steel contract deal won’t stop Granite City shutdown

GRANITE CITY, Ill. (AP) – A tentative contract agreement between U.S. Steel Corp. and the United Steelworkers union won’t prevent the company from temporarily shutting down its Granite City plant. Local union official Dave Dowling tells the Belleville News-Democrat (bit.ly/1mfH9jD ) that the preliminary deal announced Saturday won’t affect the planned idling of the St.…

Audit faults municipal court fees in St. Ann, Foristell

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Two small cities in suburban St. Louis have scrapped certain municipal court fees in response to critical state audits. Missouri Auditor Nicole Galloway on Tuesday released audits of the Foristell and St. Ann courts. Her office found that Foristell, located in St. Charles and Warren counties, assessed a “potentially improper” $100…

Mizzou students push for Latina sorority

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) – University of Missouri students are working to establish the school’s first Latina sorority. Jessica Banuelos, who is studying psychology, has been working for the past two years to establish a chapter of the Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority at the school. The Columbia Missourian reports that it was started in 1975…