Inside Pitch: Mike LeakeThe newest member of the Cardinals' rotation was brought in to be a reliable innings eater. We asked Leake if he feels, pressure having those expectations in this week's Inside Pitch.
MoDOT To Test Solar Power On Sidewalks And Roads; Audio ExcerptThe Missouri Department of Transportation is reportedly set to test the feasibility of sidewalks and roadways embedded with solar panels. Department officials say they hope the specially designed solar panels will provide enough electricity to meet the power needs of a rest area.
Senators Say Cable TV Users Aren’t Refunded For Overcharges; Audio ExcerptA Senate investigation of cable TV costs released Thursday criticized two major cable companies for consistently failing to provide refunds to customers they knew had been overcharged. The Senate Permanent Investigations subcommittee found Time Warner Cable and Charter Communications made no effort to trace set-top box equipment overcharges and to provide refunds to customers. “Instead, their practice has been to just pocket the past overcharges,” a report on the investigation said.
Brexit: UK Pound Plunges As Country Votes To Leave European Union; Audio ExcerptThe British pound plunged to a 31-year low Friday as results in the country’s European Union referendum gave the “leave” side a small but growing lead. The figures delivered a deep shock to financial markets, overturning earlier anticipation of a narrow victory for “remain.” The pound initially soared as polls closed and two opinion surveys put “remain” ahead and two leading supporters of the “leave” campaign said it appeared the pro-EU side had won. But it then suffered one of its biggest one-day falls in history, plummeting more than 10 percent in six hours, from about $1.50 to below $1.35 as results suggested a strong possibility the U.K. would vote to quit the bloc.
First Openly Gay Miss Missouri Crowned; Audio ExcerptMissouri has its first openly gay Miss Missouri, and she will represent the state at the Miss America pageant later this year. Erin O’Flaherty, 23, was crowned Miss Missouri on Saturday in Mexico, Missouri, and is the first openly gay woman to be named Miss Missouri, said Ann Jolly, chairman of the board of the Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization.
Security Changes To PrideFest STL This Weekend; Audio ExcerptFriday is the start of PrideFest 2016 in downtown St. Louis and one thing you’ll notice before entering the festival are more restrictions this year. Pride St. Louis president , Matt Harper says this year’s event will have six security check points for everyone to be screened before entering.