Week in Review: Graduation Rates Released, Northwest Parkway Proposal
We're going over some of the top headlines from this week.
We always have a large number of headlines happening in Florissant and the St. Louis metropolitan area.
Before heading into next week, we want to remind you of some of this week’s big headlines on the site.
Florissant Graduation Rates – The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released graduation rates for the state, including the Ferguson-Florissant and Hazelwood school districts. The rates for both districts continued to rise, but see how much by checking out this week’s story.
St. Louis County Employee Raises – For the first time in three years, the employees of St. Louis County might see a bump in their paychecks from the 2013 budget. While nothing has been decided or made official just yet, Patch editor Sarah Flagg reports the story.
Grand Jury Indicts Man involved in shooting – A grand jury indicted Brian Lamont Cannon, who has been charged with the shooting of a police officer as well as an area burglary.
Northwest Parkway Proposal – North County residents had an opportunity earlier this week to check out the proposal by St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic for the Northwest Parkway Proposal. Find out where they are in the process and how you can continue to voice your opinion.
Florissant Named One of the Best Cities to Live – Florissant made the No. 76 spot on the 100 Best Cities to Live list, according to CNN.
Rep. Todd Akin Controversy – The biggest headline across the St. Louis area and the nation was Rep. Todd Akin’s comments on a local TV station about rape and abortion. We’ve had a series of stories about the representative that you can find collected here.