House Republicans Release Report On Benghazi Attacks; Audio ExcerptHouse Republicans on the Benghazi Select Committee released their long-awaited report this morning on the events surrounding the 2012 Libya terror attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. The report says there was intelligence leading up to the attacks that the diplomatic consulate and CIA annex there were not safe, and that top officials in the U.S. State Department, including Hillary Clinton and Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy, should have realized that.
Creve Coeur Approves Ban on Outdoor Smoking, E-Cigs; Audio ExcerptThe Creve Coeur City Council on Monday passed a measure placing limits on where smoking is allowed outdoors. The ordinance bans smoking in outdoor dining areas. It also prohibits smoking in other outdoor seating and service areas open to the public. The ban includes electronic cigarettes.
A Pot Farm Grows in Earth City; Audio ExcerptThe business of growing medical marijuana could soon become big business in Missouri. The area’s first medical marijuana farm is flourishing out of sight inside a warehouse in Earth City. The grower — Be Leaf — is one of two firms licensed in the state to make an oil extract for the treatment of intractable epilepsy.
Illinois Road Projects to Halt in Face of Budget Impasse; Audio ExcerptState lawmakers’ inability to come together on a new budget is having a lasting impact across Illinois. City officials recently alerted citizens of O’Fallon that state-administered road projects will start shutting down when the new fiscal year kicks in later this week. O’Fallon City Administrator Walter Denton says that is going to mean inconvenience for a lot of drivers , like the Milburn School Board and Simmons Roundabout.
Pair Of Ursinus Students Have Summer Job That Is Out Of This World; Audio ExcerptA couple of students from Ursinus College in Montgomery County are literally changing the landscape on Mars — all in the name of science. Ursinus junior Ethan Haldeman and senior Veronica Sanford are at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, where a team is directing NASA’s Curiosity to do their bidding.
Pat Summitt, Winningest Coach In D1 History, Has Died At 64; Audio ExcerptPat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64.