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WashU's Francis Field to be Renamed Francis Olympic Field  Sports News from Washington University in St. Louis

St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 17, 2019 – In recognition of its significant place in Olympic history, Washington University's Francis Field is being renamed "Francis Olympic ...

Sumner Football — The Greatest Program In St. Louis History — Might Get Sacked  St. Louis Public Radio

Tory Russell has been roaming the halls and cafeteria of Sumner High School in a maroon Bulldogs hoodie, a laptop open in his hands. He has one question.

In Loving Memory of Cynthia J. Fuller | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Cynthia J. Fuller, a retired educator of the University City School District died Thursday, August 8, 2019 due to complications of acute kidney failure. She was 92 ...

First African-American High School west of the Mississippi River

Sumner High School first opened in downtown St. Louis at 11th and Spruce Street in 1875, when the state board of education designated school for white ...

A 90-year-old tradition, homecoming is source of pride for St. Louis' first black high schools  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Rivals Sumner and Vashon high schools attract thousands for homecoming each year.

Bomb threat called in at Sumner High School  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Tense moments at Sumner High School in north St. Louis after someone made a threat to the school Wednesday morning. According to police ...

Sumner celebrates its past amid worries about the future

ST. LOUIS • The line of Sumner High School alumni entering the Chase Park Plaza Hotel was relentless. Men in tuxedos and suits. Women in strappy dresses ...

Shots fired outside football game at Sumner High School in St. Louis

A man was found with a gunshot wound about a mile and a half away; unclear if related to school incident.

A tale of two high schools: Sumner of yesterday is a world apart from the Sumner of today  The Salem News

Two schools with a lot of history behind them will take the field Friday night when Sumner High School, a St. Louis city school, visits Salem.

2 Sumner High students have chemical burns after classmate throws unknown substance in their faces

ST. LOUIS • Two students from Sumner High School have been sent to the hospital with chemical burns to their faces after a 16-year-old classmate threw an ...

Arthur Ashe bio describes his high school year in St. Louis

Area tennis enthusiasts who pick up a copy of “Arthur Ashe: A Life” will be pleased to find that author Raymond Arsenault devotes an entire chapter to the nine ...

4 kids killed in 5 days in St. Louis; city leaders outraged  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Another tragic shooting and death of a child in St Louis. Four children have died from guns since Saturday. Most recently, Myiesha Cannon, ...

Richmond Heights park recognizes tennis great Arthur Ashe and his Sumner High School coach  St. Louis American

(St. Louis Public Radio) - International tennis player Arthur Ashe and his coach Richard Hudlin, who both broke racial barriers in the sport, are getting their own ...

Give a river some credit: In St. Louis, these are the oldest things west of the Mississippi

St. Louis was the first place for a lot of things: first monster truck, first cocktail party, first kindergarten, first police department in America to use fingerprints.

St. Louis police say substance thrown at Sumner students was 'concentrated acid'

ST. LOUIS • Police said Friday that the substance thrown at three Sumner High School students on Thursday was "a homemade mixture of concentrated acid.".

Vashon and Sumner Homecoming game | High Schools

The way the alumni tell it, the annual homecoming football game between Sumner and Vashon high schools has no rival.

Alumni Come Out In Droves To Support Sumner High  NPR

Sumner High School in St. Louis has been one of the premiere institutions of black education in the U.S. — producing famous alumni like Chuck Berry, Tina ...

In Loving Memory of Jeanne Freeman Gore | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Jeanne Freeman Gore of St. Louis received eternal peace in the home she filled with love on Wednesday evening, April 24, 2019. Jeanne, the youngest and last ...

AKAs honor founder at Sumner | Local News  St. Louis American

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. just completed its 84th Central Regional Conference in St. Louis April 5-8. The weekend of activities began with a cleanup of ...

Coverage of children who died in the St. Louis area in 2019

These are the local incidents of homicide or neglect involving children, based on Post-Dispatch reporting. This list doesn't include children killed in car accidents ...

St. Louis teen gets life plus 30 years for murder of Sumner High football captain  SuburbanJournals

ST. LOUIS • A St. Louis teen has been sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years for shooting and killing the Sumner High School football captain in 2010.

2 girls shot in Monday afternoon shooting near Sumner High School

ST. LOUIS — Two girls were shot and injured right in front of Sumner High School Monday evening. Police said they were called to the intersection of Billups ...

Sumner coach enters Hall of Fame | Local Sports  St. Louis American

Former Sumner High football coach Lawrence Walls will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame on January 12 in Springfield, Mo. His Bulldogs won ...

Mary Attyberry Polk passes at 91 | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Trailblazer, lifelong St. Louis citizen, educator, and community leader Mary Attyberry Polk passed away peacefully on Friday, March 1 at her apartment in the ...

Prosecutors drop murder charges in death of Sumner High School student

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Prosecutors have dropped murder charges against a St. Louis 18-year-old who was to go on trial this week for the 2013 shooting death.

Tina Turner pulls no punches Sunday in CBS interview

Former Sumner High student talks about marriages, son's suicide.

Dick Gregory Live at Sumner | Living It  St. Louis American

“I told him, 'you need to come home,'” Dick Gregory's younger brother Ron said. “He told me, 'I've been to Harris-Stowe and Saint Louis University.' But I said ...

16-year-old found shot to death in the Greater Ville neighborhood

ST. LOUIS – A suspicious death investigation is underway after a 16-year-old was found shot to death in St. Louis' Greater Ville neighborhood early Wednesday ...

Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, St. Louis-born and bred, dies at 84  KBIA

Updated Aug. 25 with "St. Louis on the Air" audio — An excerpt of a conversation with Dick Gregory from Jan. 2003.Original story from Aug. 20:As.

Former Sumner High hoops great Marshall Rogers passes away  St. Louis American

Former Sumner High basketball star and NCAA scoring champion Marshall Rogers passed away last Thursday.

Eight excellent awardees  St. Louis American

They are an assistant high school principal, a middle and high school science teacher, a high school band director, a high school English teacher, an advisor at ...

St. Louis Poet Laureate emeritus Shirley Bradley LeFlore passes at 79  St. Louis American

A month after Shirley Bradley LeFlore ended her term as the second-ever poet laureate for the City of St. Louis, the region is mourning her passing. LeFlore died ...

Sumner star made NBA, hit hard times | Metro

Marshall Rogers' short pro stint was followed by years of illness, loss of his legs before he died.

Parents frustrated after SLPS baseball, softball programs reduced without notice

ST.LOUIS, Mo. ( St. Louis Public School parents say they were kept in the dark about the district's decision to scale back on their high school ...

Police ID man killed by St. Louis police, release new details in shootout  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS — The man shot by a St. Louis police officer Thursday after he allegedly shot another officer in the leg was identified Friday as a 26-year-old with a ...

About a dozen children have been fatally shot in St. Louis this summer. So far, police have made just one arrest.  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

The toll of 10 dead children means the city is on pace for its worst summer in years. And police have made an arrrest in only one of the cases,

Clean Sweep initiative returns to north St. Louis to focus on Greater Ville neighborhood

ST. LOUIS ( -- Just a few weeks ago Better Family Life's Clean Sweep was demolishing abandoned buildings in East St. Louis.

MOzarks Moments: Missourian was famous Tuskegee Airman | Opinion  Christian County Headliner News

There is a mural painted on the wall at Lambert Airport in St. Louis that depicts famed black aviators of the United States. One of those, Wendell Oliver Pruitt, was ...

In Loving Memory of Emily Bosley Brown | News  St. Louis American

Emily Bosley Brown passed peacefully at the age of 90 surrounded by her loving family. She was the third of eight children born to Preston T. and Alma J.

Normandy alum Chajuana Trawick teaches the business of fashion, built Early College Start dual credit program with alma mater  St. Louis American

An accomplished university professor, business owner and mentor, Chajuana Trawick has a simple motivation in her career.

2 St. Louis schools closing in June; a third gets reprieve  St. Louis Public Radio

When two public schools in northwest St. Louis release their students for summer break in June, they'll be closing their doors for good. St. Louis Public.

Here are the 10 St. Louis area children killed by gun violence

2-year-old Kayden Johnson was home with his mother, Trina'ty Riley, 18 in the 5900 block of Ferris Avenue in the Mark Twain I-70 Industrial neighborhood ...

Funeral Friday for former St. Louis poet laureate Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore

Shirley Bradley Price LeFlore, who was active in the arts for decades and served as St. Louis' second poet laureate, died Sunday. She was 79.

Tribute concert Sunday for legendary Sumner music teacher Dr. Kenneth Brown Billups  St. Louis American

The A'Cappella Reunion Choir Concert , under the direction of Dr. Doris Jones Wilson, will lead a tribute to Dr. Kenneth Brown Billups at 4 p.m. Sunday, ...

Impending closure of Beaumont High tells a larger story

When he started as a freshman, he didn't expect his senior year to start off this way: filing into a 2,250-seat auditorium for the back-to-school assembly, with no ...

K. Curtis Lyle to perform with J.D. Parran and George Sams  St. Louis American

Nu-Art Series will present poet K. Curtis Lyle, multi-reed master J.D. Parran and trumpeter/flugelhornist George Sams 8 p.m. Saturday, February 16 at St. Louis ...

85 years ago • A groundbreaking moment creates a showcase hospital for black St. Louisans

ST. LOUIS • In 1923, city voters approved an ambitious building program that included $1.2 million for a new hospital for blacks. It would replace City Hospital No ...

City of St. Louis 2019 Aldermanic Primary: Meet the Candidates  Lexology

March 5, 2019 is the primary election for the St. Louis City's 2019 Aldermanic Election, which is for the President of the Board of Aldermen and the…

Word warrior: Shirley LeFlore brings 50 years of performance as new St. Louis poet laureate

Shirley LeFlore enjoys a moment with the Rev. Perry Moore and her youngest granddaughter, Bella Grace Ituen, 5, after LeFlore was named St. Louis' poet ...

In 1963, we ran this profile of 10-year-old Jimmy Connors. Even then you could tell he was a brash basher.

East St. Louis native Jimmy Connors is one of the greatest players in the history of tennis, winning eight Grand Slam titles in his career. On June 14, 1963, the.

Vashon continues to roll, evens score with Miller Career

ST. LOUIS • At times this summer, Clifton Dickens felt like an outcast in his own neighborhood.

Class 4 District 3 championship: MICDS 25, Hazelwood East 14 | Hazelwood East

MICDS' Graham Bundy Jr. (5) runs the ball in for a score during a Class 4 playoff game at SLUH on Saturday, November 10, 2018 at SLUH in St. Louis, Mo.

Modular Homes Planned for The Greater Ville

Gerry Claunch of First & Last Home, LLC has a vision: to bring high quality, low-cost housing to a historically underserved area within the City of St. Louis. With a ...

Robberson: Arthur Ashe, Don Shirley and an unfinished journey through the South

Nestled in a park on the border between some of the richest and poorest neighborhoods in Dallas sits an obscure public tennis court. It would hardly be worth ...

Jury convicts teen in fatal shooting of St. Louis high school football player

Rahmel McNeil was the captain of Sumner High School's football team.

Ed Crenshaw dies; one of Missouri's top basketball coaches

At a time when whites and blacks didn't mingle on the basketball courts, Ed Crenshaw, who died Tuesday at age 78, was a star at Sumner High School.

Best of May 2019 pictures from Post-Dispatch photographers

Post-Dispatch photographers capture tens of thousands of images every year. See their best work from May 2019 here.

Missouri History Museum explores the 'St. Louis question'

Where did you go to high school? A new exhibition, curated by teen apprentices, explores the history of education in St. Louis.

Illinois Class 7A quarterfinal:Mount Carmel 29, East St. Louis 19

East St. Louis running back Treven Swingler (10) breaks a tackle against Mt.Carmel's Daniel Morales (21) in a 7A quarterfinal state playoff game at Gatley ...

Emmy award winning actor and St. Louis native Robert Guillaume passes at 89  St. Louis American

Actor, singer and St. Louis native Robert Guillaume could deliver a look or a line that would spark instantaneous laughter. His impeccable comedic timing ...

The secret to 'Mama' Moore's long reign over a sliver of St. Louis County  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

HILLSDALE • Way before the age of Donald Trump, Dorothy “Mama” Moore started ruling tiny Hillsdale with her own brazen political style. For starters, she ...

Service sorority’s founder and mission celebrated in St. Louis this weekend  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO- About three thousand women, members of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority are in St. Louis this weekend for the organization's 84th Regional ...

In Loving Memory of: Oliver Johnson | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Oliver Johnson was born on February 14, 1930 in Memphis, TN to Ollie and Eula Bea Johnson. He was the first of two children. His sister, Ouida, was born two.

Washing machines to help improve attendance at St. Louis public schools  KTVI Fox 2 St. Louis

ST. LOUIS - Turns out clean clothes can lead to more crowded classes. The St. Louis Public School District is using washing machines to combat attendance ...

Eternally St. Louis: Final resting places of local legends

St. Louisans like to claim famous St. Louisans, but they don't always choose St. Louis as their place of eternal rest. Writer Eugene Field is buried outside of ...

High lead levels found in drinking fountains at some St. Louis schools  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Preliminary results from tests conducted this summer have revealed lead contamination in water found in a number of buildings throughout St. Louis Public ...

For African-Americans in St. Louis, a long march for justice

Over the years, African-Americans have organized to protest for jobs and equality in public places — all within the lifetimes of some of the mourners at the ...

David Grant Clinic Award Ceremony on Thursday May 12  St. Louis American

Saint Louis University School of Law's David Grant Clinic Student Award Ceremony will take place on Thursday May 12. The program honors clinic student ...

St. Louisans, family gather to say goodbye to Chuck Berry  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Inside the Pageant concert hall Sunday, friends and family passed by Chuck Berry's open casket to say a final farewell. A private *service* followed.

Friends remember educator, mentor, 'Miss Ida' Goodwin Woolfolk

UPDATED at 4 p.m. Saturday with information on services. David Steward first encountered Ida Goodwin Woolfolk at an Annie Malone May Day Parade nearly ...

Prosecutors say Missouri mom asked relatives to kill witnesses in son’s murder trial

ST. LOUIS – The St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office has filed charges against five people in connection with a conspiracy to kill key witnesses for a woman's son ...

In Loving Memory of Anna Mae Sampson | Obituaries  St. Louis American

Anna Mae Sampson, age 93, passed away peacefully on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, surrounded by her loving family.

AKA to host Central Regional Conference in STL April 5-8  St. Louis American

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host its 84th Central Regional Conference (CRC) in St. Louis, April 5-8. The four-day gathering is expected to bring over ...

Arthur Ashe memorial coming to St. Louis home where he lived, trained

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – St. Louis helped launch his barrier-breaking career. And now, Arthur Ashe will have a lasting legacy right here in town, as the tennis great ...

How a St. Louis neighborhood called the Ville helped define Chuck Berry's art  Los Angeles Times

Chuck Berry was to St. Louis what Prince was to Minneapolis, what Elvis was to Memphis and what Sinatra was to New Jersey: Its citizens didn't agree on much, ...

Ina Boon, longtime NAACP leader here, dead at 90

Ina M. Boon, a longtime leader of the NAACP in St. Louis, died Monday (Feb. 27, 2017) at a north St. Louis County nursing home after a lengthy illness. She was ...

Richmond Heights park recognizes tennis great Arthur Ashe  St. Louis Public Radio

International tennis player Arthur Ashe and his coach Richard Hudlin, who both broke racial barriers in the sport, are getting their own park right next to.

Drake Westcott, junior, infielder, Edwardsville | Edwardsville High School

The power-hitting left-handed batter and Louisville commit led the Tigers in home runs (seven), RBI (34) and batting average (.510). The returning All-Metro ...

9 classical musicians from STL making it big nationally

St. Louis is known for punching above its weight when it comes to classical music, with one of the world's great orchestras in the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, ...

St. Louis mourns the loss of community leader Ida Woolfolk  St. Louis American

The St. Louis region lost a treasure – one of its most brightly polished gems – with the sudden death of Ida Woolfolk on Wednesday, March 23, 2016. She was.

Teen shot and killed while waiting for school bus

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - A 16-year-old Sumner High School student was chased down and shot to death while on his way to school Tuesday morning. James ...

In the forgotten neighborhoods of St. Louis, residents cling to hope as cleanup efforts sprout  St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ST. LOUIS • Talk about moving is common in this part of town, broadly called the north side. For Sylvester Clark, who has lived in his Hamilton Heights home ...

10 things you probably didn’t know about St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - How much do you know about the Gateway to the West. Here are 10 things you may not have learned in high school. I can't believe it's ... |

Read the latest St. Louis high school sports, high school athlete stats, high school schedules, recruiting news, photos and video from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch ...

Catching up with diva Grace Bumbry | Culture Club

The St. Louis native returns to share her art with young singers.

Lynn Beckwith Jr., 2013 Lifetime Achiever in Education | Local News  St. Louis American

Lynn Beckwith Jr., E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Urban Education at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) in conjunction with St. Louis Public ...

St. Louis teen who lost eye in shooting holds clear visions of future

Homecoming dance is chance for St. Louis teen who lost eye in shooting to celebrate survival, future.

Should the Annie Malone parade return to north St. Louis?

Some want to return to the old days when the parade route went through residential north St. Louis instead of downtown.

School Shootings Rare in Missouri, but Prevention Ideas Abound  KOMU-TV

COLUMBIA - State records show weapons offenses at schools are rare, but several lawmakers have filed bills meant to prevent another school shooting.

'A life well-lived:' Dick Gregory passes at 84  St. Louis American

When speaking about his father on behalf of the family, Dick Gregory's son Yohance Maqubela almost didn't know where to begin.

Dick Gregory Mocks Trump, Cosby at St. Louis Event  Riverfront Times

Dick Gregory is no Bill Cosby hater. He thinks the rape allegations against the entertainer are part of a media onslaught targeting Cosby's legacy, stemming...

'The Great White Hype' will become racial reality this summer  St. Louis American

Get ready, America. Get ready for a summer filled with more partisan bickering, more divisiveness and more racial bitterness. Washington, D.C. will give us our ...

Painter of the people: Chris Green is beautifying North City, one abandoned building at a time  St. Louis American

St. Louis is often described in the black community as a “city of haters” that does not properly recognize and reward its own, but local artist Chris Green is not.

Miller Career ready for another run at state

The Miller Career girls basketball team enters the state semifinals this weekend hoping the third time is the charm.

Dozens of new apartments planned for the Ville

A $7.1 million project to build 43 apartments is planned in the north St. Louis neighborhood of the Ville, a sizeable project in an area of the city that has suffered ...

Obituary: Dianne White Clatto, nation's first black TV weathercaster  St. Louis Public Radio

As the tumultuous '60s descended upon the nation, Dianne White Clatto emerged unwittingly and unceremoniously as St. Louis' own embodiment of civil rights.

Dave S. Cunningham, Jr. A community giant passes on  Lasentinel

David S. Cunningham, Jr. (Dave), was born on June 24, 1935, in Chicago, Illinois, the second of three children, to David, Sr., and Eula Mae (Lawson) ...

Look Back: Who was Annie Malone? | Political Fix

She made a fortune manufacturing and selling hair products in the early years of the 20th century.

Opera Teaches History Of The Ville Neighborhood And Inspires Students  St. Louis Public Radio

The history of the Ville neighborhood has been told through books and film. Now the community's story will be told through opera. In honor of St. Louis'

Sweets enter Missouri Press Hall of Fame | Local News  St. Louis American

The late Nathaniel and Melba Sweets, longtime leaders of The St. Louis American, were recently inducted into the Missouri Press Association Newspaper Hall of ...

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