The St. Louis Beacon, a not-for-profit news organization covering the St. Louis region and publishes primarily online, has announced recently that it has over $2.6 million in local pledges.

The largest gift came from Emily Rauh Pulitzer, a former board member and major stockholder of Pulitzer, Inc., who donated $1.25 million to the news organization.

The St. Louis Beacon was sold by Pulitzer to Lee Enterprises for $1.46 billion in 2005.