ST. LOUIS, MO - The Metropolitan Sewer District invited FOX 2 down to the riverfront to see work they have been doing to make sure pipes are clear for water pass through. Due to drought conditions, the Mississippi River is pretty low these days. That gives MSD a chance to get in and clear out the outfalls, discharge points which allow rainwater to pass out into the river. MSD’s Sean Hadley says, “Crews are taking out silt and river mud and making sure pipes are free.” Working in conjunction with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, MSD cleans out the pipes and then sends cameras down them to make sure no debris has been left behind. “People don’t want to see streets flooding or their basements backing up. If the outfalls are not clear streets could flood and basements back up,” explains Hadl
Marvel’s Black Panther officially opens today, but TechCrunch’s Darrell Etherington and Anthony Ha have seen it already. Darrell and Anthony are both comic book nerds, and the latest episode of the Original Content podcast includes plenty of discussion about how the latest movie fits into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But Black Panther isn’t just for hardcore comic geeks, so… Read More
PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump has arrived at a Florida hospital to meet medical professionals two days after a deadly shooting at a Broward County high school. The president and first lady Melania Trump are visiting Broward Health North Hospital in Pompano Beach. The Trumps are thanking doctors, nurses and medical professionals for their response to Wednesday’s mass shooting, when a teen gunman killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, north of Miami. Trump is expected to meet with officials from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office later Friday. Trump is staying at his Palm Beach club this weekend.
High school seniors who are deported before finishing their studies would be eligible for diplomas under a bill introduced Friday by Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher of San Diego. The Democrat introduced the bill as Congress remains at an impasse on a deal to protect so-called dreamers from deportation. Dreamers, those brought to the U.S. illegally […]
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan alerted residents to the School Violence Tipline for anyone to anonymously report threats of violence or weapons violations on school grounds. Madigan urged Illinois residents to be aware of the School Violence Tipline, at 1-800-477-0024, that was created to provide an anonymous way to report any threat of violence or weapons. The Illinois State Police handles the tipline and their trained telecommunicators will refer the reports to local law enforcement. If a caller is distressed or in need of immediate help, the call can be immediately forwarded to a mental health crisis worker. For immediate threats of violence or harm, callers are urged to contact 911. More information: Missouri School Violence Hotline Illinois School Vio...
A federal body overseeing labor disputes advised the dismissal of Jeremy Damore’s claim that Google fired him unjustly for his controversial memo regarding inclusion and diversity programs at the company. Citing similar precedents, the NLRB counsel deemed parts of the memo “so harmful, discriminatory, and disruptive” as to shed their status as protected speech in the workplace. Read More
MEXICO CITY (AP) — A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook south and central Mexico Friday, causing people to flee swaying buildings and office towers in the country’s capital, where residents were still jittery after a deadly quake five months ago. Crowds of people gathered on Mexico City’s central Reforma Avenue as well as on streets in Oaxaca state’s capital, nearer the quake’s epicenter. “It was awful,” said Mercedes Rojas Huerta, 57, who was sitting on a bench outside her home in Mexico City’s trendy Condesa district, too frightened to go back inside. “It started to shake; the cars were going here and there. What do I do?” She said she was still scared thinking of the Sept. 19 earthquake that left 228 people dead in the capital and 369 across the region. Many buildings in Mexico Cit
A federal court ordered metro Detroit-based grocer Nino Salvaggio and Ann Arbor restaurant Seoul Garden to pay its employees nearly $248,000 in back wages. Crain's reports the U.S. Department of Labor found Seoul Garden paid cooks, sushi chefs, cooks' helpers, servers, dishwashers, and busboys a flat daily rate, and didn't pay overtime wages. A judge ordered Min & Kim Inc., which owns Seoul Garden, to pay 27 employees $112,212, after finding the payment system violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Labor Department also found that Nino Salvaggio didn't pay workers for breaks that were less than 20 minutes, which led to record-keeping and overtime violations.…
The administration of San Diego State University issued a warning to the campus community Friday about a man who groped a student this week and remains at large. The victim was walking near the SDSU School of Music and Dance building when the unidentified assailant approached and complimented her on her looks about 8:45 p.m. […]
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - Dozens of people came out to Washington Tabernacle M.B. Church downtown on Friday evening to hear from St. Louis Police Chief John Hayden and Public Safety Director Jimmie Edwards. It was a chance for members of the public to ask the two questions about their plans for a safer city and to express concerns they have about crime. Chief Hayden talked about his plans to help improve the relationship between the public and the city's police department. He said he wants his officers to spend more time in the schools, creating a healthy and positive relationship early on in a child's life. "I am looking forward to a St. Louis that doesn’t have to always explain why we are top four or top five or the top most violent city in the country," Hayden said. The chief said the police de