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Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:33am

ST. LOUIS • Celebrated civil rights leader Frankie Muse Freeman received a honorary degree Saturday from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Freeman was the first African American woman to practice law in Missouri and a lead attorney in the 1954 NAACP lawsuit against the St. Louis Housing Authority.

President Lyndon Johnson later appointed her to the United States Commission on Civil Rights.

The honor is one of many that Freeman, 100, earned during the last few years, including a star on St. Louis' Walk of Fame in 2015.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:33am

LADUE • The City Council here gave final approval on Monday to allowing John Burroughs School to demolish library and science buildings and replace them with a $25 million science, technology and research building.

The special use permit amendment and master site plan revision approval also lets the school have an enrollment increase, to 650 students from the current 600.

Founded in 1923, the private preparatory school for students in grades 7 to 12 is at 755 South Price Road.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016 - 8:33am

Catholic schools in North St. Louis County will get to stay open another year, parishioners were told last week.

Education officials with the Archdiocese of St. Louis are currently studying the health, financial and otherwise, of its schools deanery by deanery, looking for school closures or changes to be made in light of overall declining enrollment. Officials have already approved the closure of two schools next year in south St. Louis.

Thursday, December 15, 2016 - 1:42pm

COLUMBIA, Mo. • The number of confirmed and probable mumps cases at the University of Missouri has grown to 228.

The University of Missouri released the latest numbers Wednesday as students take finals before heading home for winter break.

Health officials say they plan to continue monitoring cases over the break and through January. The school also is recommending that students receive a third dose of a vaccine that protects against mumps, as well as measles and rubella.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 10:57pm

Parents expressed their frustrations with the Clayton School Board on Wednesday night over anti-Semitic comments made on social media by students at Clayton High School.

A group of students have been disciplined in connection to the Instagram post with the offensive content, officials said.

Clayton High School Principal Dan Gutchewsky sent a letter about the incident to parents last weekend. The district isn’t divulging the details of the comments made on the Instagram post but said the students had been disciplined. The details of the disciplinary action is confidential.

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