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Mizzou and Kansas Raise $1.75 Million in Hurricane Relief

Mizzou and Kansas Raise $1.75 Million in Hurricane Relief

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas and Missouri finally got back together on the basketball court, teaming to raise money for hurricane relief in a “Showdown for Relief” exhibition. Devonte’ Graham scored 25 points in the Jayhawks’ 93–87 victory. The last time Kansas and Missouri met in basketball, Devonte’ Graham was a sophomore in high…

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President Trump Urges House GOP To Move Quickly On Budget, Tax Cuts

President Trump Urges House GOP To Move Quickly On Budget, Tax Cuts

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged House Republicans to move swiftly on passing a budget bill during a conference call Sunday, clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both joined the House GOP call in which Trump called on…

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Suspect Arrested Following Hostage Situation In South City

Suspect Arrested Following Hostage Situation In South City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is in custody after a hostage sitiaution in south St. Louis. Police say the incident began around 3:30 a.m. Sunday in the 2300 block of Cherokee. That’s where a man barricaded himself inside the building with one other person inside. The incident ended at just before 10 a.m. No…

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Illinois Governor’s Race Could Be Costliest In U.S. History

Illinois Governor’s Race Could Be Costliest In U.S. History

CHICAGO (AP) — The 2018 Illinois governor’s race is on pace to be the most expensive in U.S. history, propelled by a wealthy Republican incumbent and a billionaire Democrat who are airing TV ads and hopping private planes to campaign events more than a year before Election Day. J.B. Pritzker, an heir to the Hyatt…

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Barrett-Jackson Raises $1 Million For Las Vegas First-Responders Through The Injured Police Officers Fund

Barrett-Jackson Raises $1 Million For Las Vegas First-Responders Through The Injured Police Officers Fund

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)  — Barrett-Jackson raised a shattering $1 million for Las Vegas first responders during its 10th Annual Las Vegas Auction, held Oct. 19-21, 2017, at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. At the heart of this year’s Auction was the sale of five charity vehicles, including a rare 2007 Ford Shelby GT500 Super…

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SLPS Sues 32 Teachers Who Quit Early

SLPS Sues 32 Teachers Who Quit Early

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis public school district is suing 32 teachers for breaking their contracts by leaving their jobs early. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the district filed nearly identical lawsuits this summer against teachers who left the district in 2015 or 2016. Starting in 2015, the district required non-tenured teachers…

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Funeral Held For U.S. Soldier At Center Of Trump Fight

Funeral Held For U.S. Soldier At Center Of Trump Fight

Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight By TERRY SPENCER, Associated Press COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) — Mourners remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him. Some of the…

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Judge Weighs Regulating St. Louis Police During Protests

Judge Weighs Regulating St. Louis Police During Protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters asking a federal judge to regulate St. Louis police conduct have described being beaten and pepper-sprayed during recent demonstrations, but police defended their efforts to disperse sometimes unruly crowds. At issue is a lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed over what it calls “unlawful and unconstitutional…

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Charges, Insults Fly After Trump Aid Assails Congresswoman

Charges, Insults Fly After Trump Aid Assails Congresswoman

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending chief of staff John Kelly after he mischaracterized the remarks of a Democratic congresswoman and called her an “empty barrel” making noise. A Trump spokeswoman said it was “inappropriate” to question Kelly in light of his stature as a retired…

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St. Louis Man Sentenced for Federal Tax Fraud

St. Louis Man Sentenced for Federal Tax Fraud

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A St. Louis man originally from Nigeria is being deported back to Nigeria after being sentenced today for running a tax fraud scheme that cost the IRS almost$900,000. Federal authorities say 56-year-old Kevin Kunlay Williams and others stole public school employees’ IDs from a payroll company and used them to file more than…

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Vegas Shooting Doesn’t Change Opinions On Guns According To Poll

Vegas Shooting Doesn’t Change Opinions On Guns According To Poll

By LISA MARIE PANE and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans’ opinions about gun laws. The nation is closely divided on whether restricting firearms would reduce such mass shootings or homicides, though a majority favor tighter laws as they have for…

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Young Shooting Victim Honored With Resolution By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen

Young Shooting Victim Honored With Resolution By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The lone survivor of a quadruple shooting is being honored by the city of St. Louis. The St. Louis Board Of Aldermen approved a resolution on Friday to honor 7-year-old Deniya Irving. She along with her parents, and another adult were gunned down in north St. Louis back in June. Deniya…

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Mother Sues In Fatal Police Shooting Of Her Son

Mother Sues In Fatal Police Shooting Of Her Son

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A mother is suing a St. Louis police officer who fatally shot her son after he wrecked a stolen sport utility vehicle during a chase. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the suit filed this week in federal court over the Jan. 9 shooting of 21-year-old Davion Henderson also names the…

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Off-Duty Officer Killed In Vegas Shooting Left Funeral Notes

Off-Duty Officer Killed In Vegas Shooting Left Funeral Notes

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history was honored with a posthumous promotion to Army first sergeant during an emotional funeral service Friday. Hundreds of police officers in uniform packed the Henderson, Nevada, church as…

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7-Year-Old Deniya Irving To Be Honored By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen

7-Year-Old Deniya Irving To Be Honored By St. Louis Board Of Aldermen

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The lone survivor of a quadruple shooting in north St. Louis back in June will be honored today by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen. Seven-year-old Deniya Irving was not expected to survive, but now she’s back in school. Aldermanic President Lewis Reed will present Deniya and her family with a resolution…

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Police Investigating Separate Shootings At Same South City Location

Police Investigating Separate Shootings At Same South City Location

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating back to back shootings at the same location in south St. Louis. On Wednesday night, a 28-year-old man was fatally shot outside of a Shell Gas Station in the 3900 block of South Grand. A 26-year-old man was also hit in the gunfire. He is listed in critical, but…

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Evoking Slain Son, Kelly Defends President Trump On Condolence Calls

Evoking Slain Son, Kelly Defends President Trump On Condolence Calls

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing monologue Thursday about the…

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California Fires Cause $1B In Damages, Burn 7,000 Buildings

California Fires Cause $1B In Damages, Burn 7,000 Buildings

By JANIE HAR and MICHAEL R. BLOOD, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The wildfires that have devastated California this month caused at least $1 billion in damage to insured property, officials said Thursday, as authorities raised the number of homes and other buildings destroyed to nearly 7,000. Both numbers were expected to rise as crews…

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Media Gets A Tour Of Progress On Arch Museum & Visitors Center Renovations

Media Gets A Tour Of Progress On Arch Museum & Visitors Center Renovations

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)   Crews are on the home stretch to the completion of the renovations to the new . A media tour was given on Thursday to show the progress so far. These renovations are all part of the CityArchRiverProject. The new Gateway Arch Museum and Visitors Center will offer improved accessibility and a…

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St. Louis, KC and now Missouri Bid for Amazon’s 2nd HQ

St. Louis, KC and now Missouri Bid for Amazon’s 2nd HQ

JEFFERSON CITY (KTRS) – As St. Louis and Kansas City submit bids Thursday for the second headquarters of Amazon, the state of Missouri is turning in its own bid – with the promise of building what it calls an innovation corridor between the major metro areas. Missouri Economic Development Director Rob Dixon says the proposal would…

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Endangered Person Advisory Canceled For Missing Girls

Endangered Person Advisory Canceled For Missing Girls

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS) Updated at 12:00 p.m. An Endangered Person Advisory that St. Louis County Police posted earlier this morning for two missing north county girls is canceled. Police say the teenagers – 14-year-old Kareema Martin and 11-year-old Kormorah Gilbert – have been found safe. Police say the two left last night with five…

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Preesident Trump Sends Check To Fallen Soldier’s Father

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump has sent a $25,000 check he promised to the father of an Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan. The Washington Post reported Wednesday that Trump offered the money during a telephone conversation with the father of Dillon Baldrige a few weeks after the 22-year-old was killed in…

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U-City Man Charged In North County Murder

U-City Man Charged In North County Murder

Breckenridge Hills, MO (KTRS)  A suspect is in custody in connection with a murder in north county. Thirty-seven-year-old Troy Whitaker of University City was charged on Wednesday with second-degree murder, armed criminal action, and unlawful possession of a gun in the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Anthony Jackson. Police say the two men were arguing at…

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University Of Missouri Says ‘No Further Threat To Campus’

University Of Missouri Says ‘No Further Threat To Campus’

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Columbia police say a woman who caused a brief alert after a report that she had a gun on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia never planned to hurt anyone. Police spokesman Bryana Larimer said in a news release that an acquaintance of the woman reported Wednesday that she was…

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Vegas Hotel Worker Says Guard Saved His Life

Vegas Hotel Worker Says Guard Saved His Life

LAS VEGAS (AP) —  A Las Vegas hotel employee who entered a hallway near the suite where a gunman was holed up says he thinks the first gunfire he heard was out the windows of the high-rise. Mandalay Bay building engineer Stephen Schuck tells TV host Ellen DeGeneres in an interview set to air Wednesday…

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President Trump Says Comey Knew He Was Going To Exonerate Clinton

President Trump Says Comey Knew He Was Going To Exonerate Clinton

By Eric Tucker, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again tweeting about the FBI’s handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation. The latest burst came Wednesday morning in response to the FBI’s release of a heavily blacked-out draft memo from May 2016 by Director James Comey in preparation for closing the Clinton…

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St. Louis’ Murder Count Continues To Climb

St. Louis’ Murder Count Continues To Climb

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating another fatal shooting in north St. Louis. Police say a man in his fifties was fatally shot Tuesday night in the 4200 block of Holly. There’s no word on a motive or of any arrests. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. This brings the St. Louis murder count …

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St. Louis Aldermen Committee Tables Resolution On Police

St. Louis Aldermen Committee Tables Resolution On Police

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A committee of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen voted not to send a resolution supporting the city’s police to the full board for discussion. The decision came Tuesday in a meeting where several committee members said they were frustrated that they are spending time debating resolutions since a white police…

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Senators Announce Plan For Insurance Markets

Senators Announce Plan For Insurance Markets

WASHINGTON (AP) —  Republican and Democratic senators have announced a plan aimed at stabilizing America’s health insurance markets in the wake of President Donald Trump’s order to terminate “Obamacare” subsidies. Trump himself has spoken approvingly of the deal, but some conservatives are denouncing it as an insurance company bailout. Health insurance markets have been in…

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St. Louis County Executive Signs Prop P Accountability Bill

St. Louis County Executive Signs Prop P Accountability Bill

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  St. Louis County Police are now ensured that funds generated from Proposition P will go for law enforcement purposes. On Tuesday morning, St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger signed the Proposition P Accountability bill during a news conference at the North County Police Precinct. The St. Louis County Council passed the…

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MO Appeals Court Overturns Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Ruling

MO Appeals Court Overturns Johnson & Johnson Talc Powder Ruling

ST. LOUIS (AP) A spokeswoman for Johnson & Johnson says the company is pleased with a Missouri appeals court ruling that threw out a $72 million award for an Alabama woman who claimed the company’s talcum powder contributed to her ovarian cancer. The appeals court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for the…

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Better Weather Gives Leg Up To Crews On California Wildfires

Better Weather Gives Leg Up To Crews On California Wildfires

By SUDHIN THANAWALA and BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — The winds eased, some of the smoke began to clear and the forecast Monday offered a tantalizing chance of rain to thousands of firefighters trying to corral the wildfires that have laid waste to the nation’s most celebrated wine-making region. The progress was…

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DeSmet Jesuit High School Assistant Football Coach Killed In Shooting

DeSmet Jesuit High School Assistant Football Coach Killed In Shooting

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A DeSmet Jesuit High School assistant football coach is one of St. Louis’ latest murder victims. Police say 27-year-old Jaz Granderson was found shot in the 5100 block of Minnesota Avenue in south St. Louis around 1 a.m. He died of his injuries after being taken to an area hospital. There’s no…

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Judge Accepts Bergdahl’s Guilty Pleas

Judge Accepts Bergdahl’s Guilty Pleas

By JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A military prosecutor says he has made no agreement to limit punishment for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in return for the soldier’s guilty pleas to charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009. After Bergdahl entered guilty pleas to desertion and…

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5 Students, 2 Adults Injured In School Bus Accident

5 Students, 2 Adults Injured In School Bus Accident

O’Fallon, MO  (KTRS)  Five students and two adults are recovering after a school bus accident  in O’Fallon. Authorities say a car and a school bus with the Fort Zumwalt School District collided with each other at the intersection of Highway K and Waterford around 9 a.m. Monday. The injuries were said to be minor. The cause…

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Ethics Panel To Review Complaint Against Missouri Lawmaker

Ethics Panel To Review Complaint Against Missouri Lawmaker

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – The Missouri House Ethics Committee is reviewing a complaint against a lawmaker who called for the vandal of a Confederate monument to be hanged. It will hold a hearing Monday at the Capitol on the complaint against Republican Rep. Warren Love. Love expressed hope in a Facebook post that whoever…

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Manhunt Underway For Two Escaped Southeast Missouri Inmates

Manhunt Underway For Two Escaped Southeast Missouri Inmates

Caruthersville, MO  (KTRS)  The manhunt continues for two inmates who escaped from a jail in southeast Missouri. Authorities say William Carter and Joseph Latamondeer crawled through an air duct to make their escape from the Caruthersville Jail Sunday morning. Carter was behind bars on a charge of 1st degree murder. He’s accused of killing two people…

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Two Killed Following Violent Weekend In St. Louis

Two Killed Following Violent Weekend In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  It was a violent weekend in the city of St. Louis with more than a dozen people shot. Two of those shootings resulted in fatalities. Police say a woman in her early thirties was shot in the chest Sunday night in the 2500 block of North Grand. She was taken to an…

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Police Respond To Multiple Shootings Over The Weekend In St. Louis

Police Respond To Multiple Shootings Over The Weekend In St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Gun violence continues in the city of St. Louis, with multiple shootings over the weekend. Police report the first incident happened around 2:15 a.m.on Saturday, where a female victim was shot in the back along the 6000 block of North Broadway in north St. Louis. The victim is listed in critical,…

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Hundreds Attend Service For Victim Of Las Vegas Shooting

Hundreds Attend Service For Victim Of Las Vegas Shooting

TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to remember a 42-year-old Massachusetts woman who was among the 58 people killed in the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival. The service for Rhonda LeRocque was held Saturday in the auditorium of Tewksbury Memorial High School. WBZ-TV reports that the Tewksbury woman…

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Blues Drop 2nd Straight on Road, 2-1 in Tampa

Blues Drop 2nd Straight on Road, 2-1 in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Nikita Kucherov became the first Tampa Bay player to score in each of the first five games of a season, Andrei Vasilevskiy made 28 saves and the Lightning beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 on Saturday night. Tyler Johnson also scored for the Lightning, who have won four of five. Vladimir…

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Mizzou Hangs Early, UGA Runs Away Late 53-28

Mizzou Hangs Early, UGA Runs Away Late 53-28

(AP) — Georgia coasted through its first three SEC wins, especially on defense. When the defense finally encountered adversity, a deep running attack took over to lead a near-record night for the offense. Sony Michel ran for two touchdowns as No. 4 Georgia answered an early scare with 26 straight points to beat Missouri 53-28…

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Five Arrested In Ferguson In Latest Protests

Five Arrested In Ferguson In Latest Protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have arrested five people in Ferguson following the latest round of protests over a white former St. Louis police officer’s acquittal last month in a black suspect’s shooting death. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that police told about 50 protesters gathered Friday outside the Ferguson police station to leave several…

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Wildfires Now Up To 100 Miles Wide As Death Toll Reaches 40

Wildfires Now Up To 100 Miles Wide As Death Toll Reaches 40

By SUDHIN THANAWALA and ELLEN KNICKMEYER, Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — They fled in fear nearly a week ago. Now they’re ready to go back. While wildfires are still burning powerfully in parts of Northern California, some of the tens of thousands of evacuees are getting antsy to return to homes that aren’t under immediate…

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Victim Of Las Vegas Shooting Wakes Up, Takes Steps

Victim Of Las Vegas Shooting Wakes Up, Takes Steps

CROFTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland native who has been in a coma since being injured in a mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas has woken up and taken her first steps. According to a GoFundMe page set up for Tina Frost, the 27-year-old on Friday took three steps to a chair, and…

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Four People Shot In North City On Saturday

Four People Shot In North City On Saturday

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Gun violence continues in the city of St. Louis, with four people shot on Saturday. Police report the first incident happened around 2:15 a.m. where a female victim was shot in the back along the 6000 block of North Broadway in north St. Louis. The victim is listed in critical, but…

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Gun Control Measures Proposed In Illinois

Gun Control Measures Proposed In Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — At least two gun control measures could be addressed in the upcoming veto session of the Illinois General Assembly. The proposed measures come as reaction continues to the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded, The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported. The legislation introduced…

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Las Vegas Gunman Targeted Responding Police, Jet Fuel Tanks

Las Vegas Gunman Targeted Responding Police, Jet Fuel Tanks

By KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — The gunman who sprayed more than 1,000 bullets into a Las Vegas country music concert also took shots at jet fuel tanks and targeted police officers responding to the scene, investigators said Friday in portraying a killer who seemed determined to inflict even more carnage than the…

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St. Louis Aldermen To Hear From Chief On Protest Response

St. Louis Aldermen To Hear From Chief On Protest Response

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis aldermen on Friday called on the interim police chief to defend the department’s handling of protests in the wake of criticism that has included a lawsuit and calls for an independent investigation. The Board of Aldermen approved a resolution to have interim Chief Lawrence O’Toole appear before the Public…

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Judge Edwards Named St. Louis Public Safety Director

Judge Edwards Named St. Louis Public Safety Director

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Longtime St. Louis Circuit Judge Jimmie Edwards will take over as the city’s director of public safety starting November 6th. Mayor Lyda Krewson announced Friday he’ll replace Charlene Deeken, who will stay on as deputy director. Edwards has been a circuit judge since 1992. As director of public safety he will oversee police,…

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Sheriff Again Shifts Time Gunfire Started In Vegas Massacre

Sheriff Again Shifts Time Gunfire Started In Vegas Massacre

By KEN RITTER and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas investigators offered a new version of events Friday in a shifting timeline surrounding the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history as they described how the gunman opened fire on nearby airport jet fuel tanks and on police officers arriving at the massacre.…

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Gypsy Caravan Over After 45 Years

Gypsy Caravan Over After 45 Years

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A Memorial Day tradition in St. Louis for four decades … the Gypsy Caravan … has come to an end. The sponsor of the annual flea market and crafts fair, the St. Louis Symphony, says on its website that in recent years, staging the Gypsy Caravan became a struggle in the face of…

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Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage

Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage

By ANDREW DALTON and JOHN L. MONE, Associated Press SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the ashes of their homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the wildfires rage on. Communities in Northern California prepared for another day under siege Friday,…

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Missouri-Based Convoy Of Hope Helping Wildfire Victims

Missouri-Based Convoy Of Hope Helping Wildfire Victims

Springfield, MO  (KTRS)  Convoy Of Hope is reaching out to help the victims of the California wildfires. The Springfield, Missouri-based International humanitarian relief organization, is sending food, water, and personal hygiene items to Santa Rosa, California. “This initial load will be delivered to one of our church partners in the area,” says Stacy Lamb, U.S. response…

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Charges Filed In Murder Of South County Woman

Charges Filed In Murder Of South County Woman

Affton, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is in custody in connection with a murder in south county last month. Twenty-three-year-old Danijel Colic was arrested in Kentucky and charged with first-degree murder in the stabbing death of Joan Furlong. The body of the 65-year-old victim was found in her Affton home in the 8400 Hampstead Drive on September…

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Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal Makes New Negative Trump Post After Censure

Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal Makes New Negative Trump Post After Censure

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Democratic senator who was censured by the Missouri Legislature for a Facebook post that hoped for President Donald Trump’s assassination said Thursday that she stands by her new tweet comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler. State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal posted a meme on Twitter that shows Trump…

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FBI Director: Motive In Las Vegas Shooting Still Unclear

FBI Director: Motive In Las Vegas Shooting Still Unclear

By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI director said Thursday that investigators haven’t yet determined a motive behind the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, but they’re still digging. “There’s a lot of effort being put into unraveling this horrific act,” Director Christopher Wray told reporters following a ribbon-cutting for…

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Governor Wants To Create More Opportunities For Veterans, Including In Public Safety Jobs

Governor Wants To Create More Opportunities For Veterans, Including In Public Safety Jobs

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Governor Eric Greitens wants to create more opportunities for returning veterans to find employment in Missouri businesses and public safety. On Thursday, the Governor spoke on this issue during a press conference at the St. Louis City Fire Academy. “A lot of businesses would like to have what they call a…

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Three In Custody In Connection With Fenton Murder

Three In Custody In Connection With Fenton Murder

Fenton, MO  (KTRS)  Three people are being questioned in connection with a murder in Fenton. The Major Case Squad was activated after 26-year-old Ramone Thomas of north St. Louis was found shot to death early Wednesday morning outside of a residence in the Chancellor Farms mobile home park. There’s no word of a motive in…

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Officer Shot Overnight In South St. Louis

Officer Shot Overnight In South St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A St. Louis police detective remains hospitalized in stable condition after being shot overnight in south St. Louis. Investigators say the 54-year-old officer was with other detectives on a stolen car investigation when someone opened fire near Jefferson and Cherokee around 1:30 a.m. The officer was hit in the shoulder. There’s no…

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Retaliation Suspected In Fatal Shooting Of Teen In North County

Retaliation Suspected In Fatal Shooting Of Teen In North County

Bellefontaine Neighbors, MO (KTRS)  Police are trying to determine whether or not a fatal shooting in Bellefontaine Neighbors last week was in retaliation for the accidental shooting of a child two years ago. Two teens were arrested for the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Kameron Harvey. He was awaiting trial for manslaughter in the 2015 fatal shooting…

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President Trump Says $1M On The Way To Help After Las Vegas Attack

President Trump Says $1M On The Way To Help After Las Vegas Attack

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Donald Trump says the federal government is sending $1 million to Las Vegas to help pay law enforcement costs related to last week’s mass killing. Trump tweeted Wednesday that the grant will help pay for overtime logged by law enforcement officers after the gunman killed 58 people and injured hundreds…

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Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges In Missing Chinese Scholar Case

Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To New Charges In Missing Chinese Scholar Case

URBANA, ILL (AP) A 28-year-old man accused in the abduction of a University of Illinois scholar from China has pleaded not guilty to a new, more serious charge of kidnapping resulting in death. The (Champaign) News-Gazette reports Yingying Zhang’s mother, Lifeng Ye, began weeping when the suspect entered the federal courtroom Wednesday in Urbana. She had…

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President Trump Says Democrats Want ‘MASSIVE Tax Increase’

President Trump Says Democrats Want ‘MASSIVE Tax Increase’

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is charging that congressional Democrats “want MASSIVE tax increases & soft, crime producing borders.” In a series of tweets posted early Wednesday, the president said that Republicans, instead, advocate “the biggest tax cut in history & the WALL.” Trump was referring to the Southern border wall that he’s pushed…

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Suspect In Missing Chinese Scholar Case To Be Arraigned On New Charges

Suspect In Missing Chinese Scholar Case To Be Arraigned On New Charges

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – A man accused in the abduction and killing of a University of Illinois scholar from China is to be arraigned on new charges. Federal court records show that 28-year-old Brendt Christensen is to appear before a judge Wednesday afternoon. He previously was charged with abducting 26-year-old Yingying Zhang of Nanping, China.…

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As Scope Of Weinstein Conduct Widens, Questions Of Who Knew

As Scope Of Weinstein Conduct Widens, Questions Of Who Knew

By JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — As the grim scope of the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein continued to expand Wednesday, the organization that bestows the Academy Awards moved to distance itself from the film mogul, Ben Affleck was forced to defend his own previous actions, and scrutiny fell on who knew what…

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Las Vegas Massacre Victim Remembered In Tennessee As A Hero

Las Vegas Massacre Victim Remembered In Tennessee As A Hero

BIG SANDY, Tenn. (AP) — A registered nurse who died protecting his wife during the Las Vegas shooting massacre was remembered as a hero at his funeral Tuesday in Tennessee. During the ceremony for Sonny Melton, Kris Gulish said his brother-in-law was humble, knew everybody and was known for his grin. He said the outpouring…

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Confusion Follows Change Of Timeline By Police

Confusion Follows Change Of Timeline By Police

LAS VEGAS (AP) —  The daughter of a woman injured during the Las Vegas shooting says she’s confused about why police have changed the timeline involving the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Nicole Rapp said Tuesday she’s “having a hard time wrapping my head around” the change announced by police a day earlier.…

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St. Louis Police Seek Public’s Help in Finding Stolen Car

St. Louis Police Seek Public’s Help in Finding Stolen Car

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis Police are asking the public’s help in locating a show car that was stolen overnight from the Fairfield Inn in the 1600 block of Fenton Business Park Court. The vehicle, which is usually showcased in car shows, was taken from an enclosed trailer and is valued at more than $200,000. Anyone…

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$1M Grant To Fund Community Policing In Castle Point

$1M Grant To Fund Community Policing In Castle Point

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — St. Louis County is getting a $1 million federal grant that will help fund community policing efforts in a financially struggling part of the county. The grant from the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program was announced Tuesday. The grant will be used over a three-year period in the Castle Point neighborhood…

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FFSD Superintendent Back On The Job After Charges Dropped In North Carolina

FFSD Superintendent Back On The Job After Charges Dropped In North Carolina

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  Dr. Joseph Davis is back leading the Ferguson-Florissant School District after criminal charges were dropped against him in North Carolina. A news conference was held Tuesday morning  at the Ferguson-Florissant School District Administration Center to announce the superintendent’s return. Davis was accused of using a credit card from his former school district…

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Criminal Charges Dropped Against Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent

Criminal Charges Dropped Against Ferguson-Florissant Superintendent

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS) — Criminal charges in North Carolina have been dropped against the superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Joseph Davis was placed on paid leave of absence by the Ferguson-Florissant school board after his arrest in August. The district plans a news conference on Tuesday to discuss if he will be reinstated. Davis was…

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California Woman Killed At Concert Remembered For Huge Heart

By AMY TAXIN, Associated Press PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — The pictures on display behind the row of candles show a glowing, smiling woman. In one, she is jumping in the air wearing cowboy boots, her hair flying behind her. That is how friends and family recalled 38-year-old Nicol Kimura at a vigil on Sunday evening, a…

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Parkway School Nurses Get Mass Casualty Incident Training

Parkway School Nurses Get Mass Casualty Incident Training

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  School nurses in the Parkway School District are learning how to be better prepared in the event of a mass casualty incident. On Monday, the district’s 35 school nurses attended the School Emergency Training Triage program. The purpose of this training is to provide these school nurses with the knowledge and…

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Woman Jailed On Murder Charge Found Dead In Cell

Woman Jailed On Murder Charge Found Dead In Cell

HILLSBORO, Mo. (AP) – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of a female murder suspect, though indications are that she committed suicide. Sheriff Dave Marshak says 48-year-old Laurel Leeker had been jailed since Aug. 22, awaiting trial on charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action. She was found dead from an…

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Richmond Blanks Saint Louis FC 1-0

Richmond Blanks Saint Louis FC 1-0

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis FC fell to a 1-0 loss to the Richmond Kickers in front of a sell-out crowd of 5,725 at Toyota Stadium in Week 31 of the USL regular season. Richmond broke the deadlock shortly after halftime as Matt Bolduc was found in space on the right side of the…

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South County Man Dies After Being Shot By Police Last Week

South County Man Dies After Being Shot By Police Last Week

Affton, MO (KTRS)  A suspect who was shot by police in south county last week has died. Police announced on Sunday that 38-year-old Joshua Lanflisi died of his injuries on Friday. Investigators say Lanflisi called 9-1-1 from his Affton home on Harlan Avenue early on the morning of October 1st. When officers arrived, police said…

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Missouri Highway Patrol Struggles To Hire Diverse Force

Missouri Highway Patrol Struggles To Hire Diverse Force

  ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Missouri State Highway Patrol has historically been made up largely of white males, and progress toward change has been slow. St. Louis Public Radio cites statistics showing that 94 percent of state troopers are white and only about 5 percent of officers on the road are women. Patrol leaders…

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In Vegas, Pence Praises US Resolve To Find Hope After Horror

In Vegas, Pence Praises US Resolve To Find Hope After Horror

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence praised the heroic response by police and the resolve of the American people at a prayer service in Las Vegas, while federal agents hauled away belongings left behind by terrified concertgoers trying to escape raining bullets from a gunman…

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19-Year-Old Iranian Chess Champ Relocates to St. Louis

19-Year-Old Iranian Chess Champ Relocates to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) A 19-year-old Iranian woman banned from competing in the name of her county after attending an international competition without an Islamic headscarf has taken her game to St. Louis University and the St. Louis Chess Club. Dorsa Derakhshani is now at a freshman at SLU, which has a new but highly ranked chess…

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St. Louis County, Northwoods Police Investigate Homicide

St. Louis County, Northwoods Police Investigate Homicide

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis County and Northwoods Police are investigating the shooting death of a 54-year-old man inside a residence located in the 6900 block of Forest Hill Drive. The man’s name will be released once next of kin have been notified. Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department Central County Precinct responded to…

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Longtime Washington U Chancellor Wrighton to Retire

Longtime Washington U Chancellor Wrighton to Retire

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Washington University Chancellor Mark Wrighton has announced his plan to retire as second-longest serving chancellor in campus history in 2019. Wrighton, who has served 22 years as Washington U chancellor, shared the news with the university’s Board of Trustees at its fall meeting Friday. The chair of the Board of Trustees, Craig Schnuck,…

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Moonlight Ramble Rescheduled for Oct. 21

Moonlight Ramble Rescheduled for Oct. 21

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) After having being postponed first in August due to severe weather, and then twice in September due to security concerns amid community unrest, the 54th Annual Moonlight Ramble midnight bike ride has a new date: Saturday, October 21st thru the streets of downtown St. Louis. More information can be found on the group’s…

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White House Lets Employers Opt Out of Providing Birth Control

White House Lets Employers Opt Out of Providing Birth Control

WASHINGTON (AP) The Trump administration is allowing more employers to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women for religious and moral reasons. The administration has issued a long-expected revision to Obama-era rules. The rules require most companies to provide birth control as preventive care for women, at no additional cost. Under the Affordable Care…

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Water Bills To Rise As Pipes, System Are Replaced

Water Bills To Rise As Pipes, System Are Replaced

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Tap water in the St. Louis region is recognized nationwide for its quality and has won awards for its taste. An organization representing local communities, water companies and other utilities has launched a public information campaign to promote water and explain why water bills will rise in coming years as the region’s…

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Lawmaker Pushes Penalties for Protesters Who Block Rods; Demonstrators Call for Roorda’s Firing

Lawmaker Pushes Penalties for Protesters Who Block Rods; Demonstrators Call for Roorda’s Firing

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Protesters upset with the ruling in the case of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley are calling for the resignation of police union business manager Jeff Roorda. Demonstrators gathered last night at Hampton Village at the intersection of Hampton and Chippewa and briefly shut down traffic at the intersection. Meanwhile, State Rep.…

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KLAAS KIDS PRINT-A-THON at Kirkwood Missouri Police Department

KLAAS KIDS PRINT-A-THON at Kirkwood Missouri Police Department

KLAAS KIDS PRINT-A-THON WHO: Mungenast Auto Family and Marc Klaas, father of Polly Klaas and Founder of KlaasKids Foundation. WHY: Following the kidnap and murder of his daughter Polly Klaas in 1993, in California, Marc Klaas formed the KlaasKids Foundation, a nonprofit organization that partners with concerned citizens, the private sector, law enforcement agencies and local, state and federal…

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Build-A-Bear Workshop Adds Bakeshop for the Holidays

Build-A-Bear Workshop Adds Bakeshop for the Holidays

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A new concept from Build-A-Bear Workshops will open next month at West County Center. Build-A-Bear officials say the Build-A-Bear Bakeshop will open as a so-called pop-up shop offering customers baked goods they can decorate … or simply eat … made by Sarah’s Cake Shop in Chesterfield. Spokeswoman Beth Kerley says it will follow…

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Family of Missing University of Illinois Scholar from China Grieved

Family of Missing University of Illinois Scholar from China Grieved

CHAMPAIGN, ILL (AP) Family members of a missing University of Illinois scholar from China say they’re “sorrowful and grieved” that there’s more evidence to show she has died. The statement released from Yingying Zhang’s family comes after the latest indictment against a man accused in the case. Brendt Christensen previously was charged with the 26-year-old’s abduction.…

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Missing Florissant Teen Found Safe

Missing Florissant Teen Found Safe

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The Missouri Highway Patrol says a 16-year-old girl who had been the subject of an Endangered Person Advisory has been found safe at a relative’s home in St. Louis County. The advisory had been issued for 16 year old Raven Cole who was last seen in the area of the 3000 block of…

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Blues Knock Off Champs in Opener, 5-4 in OT

Blues Knock Off Champs in Opener, 5-4 in OT

PITTSBURGH(AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins insist they’re well aware of the bumpy road ahead as the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions chase history. Just in case they needed a reminder, Alex Pietrangelo and the St. Louis Blues provided one. Pietrangelo’s wrist shot from just inside the left circle beat Matt Murray 1:15 into overtime to give…

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Metro East Fire Kills 4-Year-Old, Injures 5 Family Members

Metro East Fire Kills 4-Year-Old, Injures 5 Family Members

POCAHONTAS, ILL (KTRS) The Illinois State Fire Marshal’s office is investigating the cause of a fire Wednesday that killed a 4-year-old girl was killed and injured five of her family members in Pocahontas, Illinois, about 40 miles northeast of St. Louis. The EMS chief in nearby Highland, Brian Wilson, said 15-month-old twin girls, a 12-year-old boy…

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Ballpark Village Expands With Addition of Live! by Loews Hotel

Ballpark Village Expands With Addition of Live! by Loews Hotel

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Ballpark Village has a new hotel coming. It will be the first Loews Hotel in St. Louis and the second so-called Live! by Loews Hotel in the Loews chain. Loews Chairman and CEO Jonathan Tisch says the company is investing in the future of downtown St. Louis. Tisch says the other Live! by…

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Drive to GIVE this Saturday to Help Raise Money; Grand Opening of the Hospital Expansion

Drive to GIVE this Saturday to Help Raise Money; Grand Opening of the Hospital Expansion

Be Driven to Give Come to Ranken Jordan, test drive a new Lincoln and Dave Sinclair Lincoln and The Lincoln Motor Company will donate $20 to Ranken Jordan. It is that simple! No sales pitch, no purchase necessary. RSVP Event Details DATE October 7, 2017 TIME 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. LOCATION Ranken Jordan Pediatric…

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St. Louis Aldermen Consider Bill Controlling Police Response; City Prosecutor Wants Police Investigative Unit

St. Louis Aldermen Consider Bill Controlling Police Response; City Prosecutor Wants Police Investigative Unit

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis aldermen are considering a bill that would limit police respond to protests. Police have drawn criticism for using chemical agents and dispersing crowds in demonstrations since mid-September, when a judge acquitted white former police officer Jason Stockley in the 2011 shooting death of black drug suspect Anthony Lamar Smith. Alderwoman Megan…

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St. Louis-KC Route Competes for Hyperloop

St. Louis-KC Route Competes for Hyperloop

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Only two weeks after being dismissed from a worldwide competition for consideration for a hyperloop route between St. Louis and Kansas City, organizers have put Missouri back in the running. This follows the creation of a coalition involving the Missouri Transportation Department, the St. Louis Regional Chamber, the Kansas City Tech Council and…

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St. Charles Toddler Found Safe After Brief Abduction

St. Charles Toddler Found Safe After Brief Abduction

ST. CHARLES (KTRS) In St. Charles, a toddler has been returned safely to his mother after a brief disappearance involving the boy’s father. Authorities say they’ve taken the father into custody. Authorities say Anthony Irvin-the Third, who is in his 20’s, called the mother of the toddler, Anthony M. Irvin, around 4 o-clock this morning to…

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SSM Health Offers Free Flu Vaccinations this Coming Weekend

SSM Health Offers Free Flu Vaccinations this Coming Weekend

SSM Health offers free flu vaccinations October 7 Seven free flu clinics to be held throughout the St. Louis region ST. LOUIS, MO 9/13/2017 SSM Health is offering free flu vaccinations across the St. Louis region Saturday, October 7, 2017, from 8 am – 12 pm in an effort to reduce influenza risk for children,…

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The Latest: Sheriff Says 59 Dead, 527 Injured In Shooting

The Latest: Sheriff Says 59 Dead, 527 Injured In Shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) —  Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says 59 people have been killed and 527 injured in a mass shooting Sunday night at an outdoor country music festival in Las Vegas. Lombardo also says investigators found 18 firearms, explosives and several thousand rounds of ammunition in the home of suspected shooter Stephen Craig…

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Las Vegas Gunman Was Retired And Had No Criminal Record

Las Vegas Gunman Was Retired And Had No Criminal Record

By KEN RITTER and GENE JOHNSON, Associated Press MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) — Stephen Paddock lived in a tidy Nevada retirement community where the amenities include golf, tennis and bocce. He owned rental properties, held a private pilot’s license and liked to travel to Las Vegas to play high-stakes video poker. But nothing in his background suggests…

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Protest Leaders: We’re Not Going Away, In Spite Of Arrest

Protest Leaders: We’re Not Going Away, In Spite Of Arrest

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The arrest of a clergyman who was taken to the ground and subdued with pepper spray is the latest incident in which police have been responsible for “unnecessary and dangerous violence” against demonstrators, St. Louis protest leaders said Monday. About 20 faith leaders and other protest organizers…

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High Rise Sniper Kills At Least 58 At Las Vegas Concert

High Rise Sniper Kills At Least 58 At Las Vegas Concert

By SALLY HO and REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas hotel-casino rained heavy fire down on a crowd of over 22,000 at an outdoor country music festival, turning the expanse into a killing field from which there was little escape. At least 58…

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Organizers, STL Police Dispute Accounts of Protest Violence

Organizers, STL Police Dispute Accounts of Protest Violence

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis protest leaders say last week’s the arrest of a clergyman who was subdued with pepper spray is the latest incident in which police have been responsible for “unnecessary and dangerous violence” against demonstrators. The Reverend Clayton Stancil of the Wayman AME Church says protesters pledge that law-abiding but disruptive demonstrations will…

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Las Vegas Police Call For Blood Donations Following Mass Shooting

Las Vegas Police Call For Blood Donations Following Mass Shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas authorities are calling for blood donations and setting up a hotline to report missing people in the wake of a mass shooting that injured more than 400 people and killed over 50 at a country music concert Sunday night. Las Vegas police said Monday that it will take time…

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Senator McCaskill Responds To Las Vegas Attack

Senator McCaskill Responds To Las Vegas Attack

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  U.S, Senator Claire McCaskill is responding to the deadly shooting in Las Vegas. The Democratic lawmaker released the following statement: “Firing upon a crowd of innocent concert goers is an act of unimaginable evil and my deepest condolences go out to all those affected by this tragic event. I will continue…

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50 Dead, 200 Injured In Las Vegas Attack

50 Dead, 200 Injured In Las Vegas Attack

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada sheriff says the death toll has climbed to 50 in the attack on a Las Vegas concert Sunday, making it the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Clark County Sheriff Joseph Lombardo says more than 200 people were wounded at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival on the Strip.…

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Conservatives Threaten Rauner With Primary Over Abortion Law

Conservatives Threaten Rauner With Primary Over Abortion Law

By JOHN O’CONNOR, AP Political Writer SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Conservatives furious about Gov. Bruce Rauner’s expansion of taxpayer-funded abortion in Illinois are threatening to put up a challenger against the first-term governor in next spring’s Republican primary. The new House Republican floor leader, Rep. Peter Breen of Lombard, called a primary “inevitable” after Rauner agreed…

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Suspect Hospitalized Following Officer-Involved Shooting

Suspect Hospitalized Following Officer-Involved Shooting

Affton, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is hospitalized following an officer-involved shooting in south county. Police say officers were called to a home in the 7700 block of Harlan in Affton at just after 6:30 a.m. Sunday. According to the investigation, a man came to the door with a gun in one hand and a sword…

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Child Injured In South Louis Shooting

Child Injured In South Louis Shooting

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Police are investigating after a child was wounded in a shooting in south St. Louis. Police say an 8-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet in the 2800 block of Potomac at just before 7 p.m. Saturday. The child’s injuries are said to be minor. There’s no word on a motive…

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President Trump Scoffs At “Politically Motivated Ingrates” After Maria

President Trump Scoffs At “Politically Motivated Ingrates” After Maria

By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday scoffed at “politically motivated ingrates” who had questioned his administration’s commitment to revive Puerto Rico after a pulverizing hurricane and said the federal government had done “a great job with the almost impossible situation.” The tweets coming from a president ensconced in…

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Protesters Display “Stop Killing Us” Banner At Game

Protesters Display “Stop Killing Us” Banner At Game

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters upset with the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man unfurled a banner at the St. Louis Cardinals’ home game against the Milwaukee Brewers that read: “Stop Killing Us.” The banner displayed Friday night over the railing in the left-field upper-deck seats had a…

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EPA Says Dioxins Might Have Washed Downriver During Harvey

EPA Says Dioxins Might Have Washed Downriver During Harvey

EPA says dioxins might have washed downriver during Harvey By MICHAEL BIESECKER, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says an unknown amount of a dangerous chemical linked to birth defects and cancer may have washed downriver from a Houston-area Superfund site during the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. EPA said Thursday night it has…

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College Of Ozarks Requires Other Teams To Stand For National Anthem

College Of Ozarks Requires Other Teams To Stand For National Anthem

BRANSON, Mo. (AP) — A small Christian school near Branson says it won’t play any team whose players don’t stand for the national anthem. College of the Ozarks President Jerry Davis said Friday its players in every sport will not play in games where disrespect is exhibited toward the anthem or the U.S. flag. The…

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FAA Bans Drone Flights Near Major U.S. Landmarks

FAA Bans Drone Flights Near Major U.S. Landmarks

NEW YORK (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is banning drone flights within 400 feet (122 meters) of several national landmarks, including the Statue of Liberty and Mount Rushmore. The FAA announced the no-fly drone zones at 10 Department of the Interior sites on Thursday. They take effect Oct. 5. The restricted sites also include…

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Father Of Boy Who Died Of Overheating Sentenced To Prison

Father Of Boy Who Died Of Overheating Sentenced To Prison

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — The St. Charles father of a 2-year-old boy who died after being left alone near a space heater for 38 hours while his parents binged on meth has been sentenced to 21 years in prison. Lucas Russell Barnes was sentenced Friday for two felony counts of child abuse and neglect…

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President Trump’s Health Secretary Resigns In Travel Flap

President Trump’s Health Secretary Resigns In Travel Flap

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and JONATHAN LEMIRE, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s health secretary resigned Friday, after his costly travel triggered investigations that overshadowed the administration’s agenda and angered his boss. Tom Price’s regrets and partial repayment couldn’t save his job. The Health and Human Services secretary became the first member of the president’s…

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ACLU Sues St. Louis, St. Clair County Over 2015 Officer-Involved Shooting

ACLU Sues St. Louis, St. Clair County Over 2015 Officer-Involved Shooting

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) For the second time in about a week, the ACLU of Missouri has filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis over police actions. The suit, which also names St. Clair County, Illinois, as a plaintiff, involves an incident two years ago in the Fountain park Neighborhood. The ACLU is suing over…

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Barnes Jewish Hospital Offering Free Flu Shots

Barnes Jewish Hospital Offering Free Flu Shots

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Barnes-Jewish Hospital is once again offering free flu shots. This marks the 14th consecutive year for this initiative.  Last year, more than 20,000 people were vaccinated at the Barnes-Jewish flu shot clinics. The program is funded from the Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. The vaccines are available to those six-months of age and older.…

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Farmers Say Maria Wrecked Bright Spot Of Puerto Rico Economy

Farmers Say Maria Wrecked Bright Spot Of Puerto Rico Economy

Puerto Rico (AP)  For 21 years Hector Alejandro Santiago spread joy throughout Puerto Rico with the poinsettias, orchids and other ornamental plants he raised and sold to major retailers including Costco, Walmart and Home Depot. In a matter of hours Hurricane Maria wiped it away. The greenhouses and other buildings on the 40 acres where…

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Two Men Fatally Shot In North St. Louis

Two Men Fatally Shot In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two men are dead following a shooting in north St. Louis. Police say the victims were gunned down at just before 8 p.m. Thursday in the 5200 of Maffitt. There’s no word on a motive or of any arrests. The names of the victims haven’t been released. This brings the St. Louis…

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Illinois Governor Explains Signing Abortion Bill

Illinois Governor Explains Signing Abortion Bill

CHICAGO (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner says he understands the moral objections to abortion but signed into law expanded coverage for them because he believes all women should have the same health care options. Rauner signed the measure Thursday. It expands state health insurance coverage and Medicaid for low-income women to abortions. The first-term…

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Activists Call For Krewson To Resign During People’s Town Hall

Activists Call For Krewson To Resign During People’s Town Hall

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Activists are calling for St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson to step down. That comment made by Rochelle Higgins, an organizer with the St. Louis Action Council, was well received by those at a People’s Town Hall Thursday night. “We demand the resignation of Mayor Lyda Krewson. Lyda you’re invisible! You’re already…

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AG Hawley Appoints Special Investigator In Anthony Lamar Smith Civil Suit Case

AG Hawley Appoints Special Investigator In Anthony Lamar Smith Civil Suit Case

St. Louis (AP)  Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley has appointed a St. Louis attorney to investigate claims that Hawley’s predecessor withheld evidence in a lawsuit over the fatal shooting of a black man by a white police officer. Hawley, a Republican, on Thursday appointed Hal Goldsmith to investigate. The family of Anthony Lamar Smith has…

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Dispute Continues Between Police And Protesters Over Galleria Demonstration

Dispute Continues Between Police And Protesters Over Galleria Demonstration

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  The debate continues over last weekend’s arrests during a protest at the St. Louis Galleria. Protesters claim not everyone could hear the police order to disperse. The order resulted in 22 arrests. St. Louis County Police released a statement reading in part: “The least possible amount of force was used…

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PresidentTrump Waives Cargo Restrictions To Speed Help To Puerto Rico

PresidentTrump Waives Cargo Restrictions To Speed Help To Puerto Rico

By CATHERINE LUCEY, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Under pressure to do more for hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, President Donald Trump is waiving federal restrictions on foreign ships’ transportation of cargo to the island. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that Trump has authorized a waiver for the U.S. territory for a…

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Cubs Clinch at Busch, Cards on the Brink

Cubs Clinch at Busch, Cards on the Brink

ST. LOUIS(AP) — The last time the Cubs went to the postseason three straight years was in 1906-08. The World Series champions won the National Central for the second straight year with a 5-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night. Under .500 and trailing Milwaukee in the division race at the All-Star…

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St. Louis Asks For Outside Investigation Of Protest Response

St. Louis Asks For Outside Investigation Of Protest Response

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and Interim Police Chief Lawrence O’Toole on Wednesday called for the U.S. attorney’s office to investigate allegations of police misconduct during protests that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man. Krewson and O’Toole said in a statement…

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Family Ties: New York Rushes Aid To Ravaged Puerto Rico

Family Ties: New York Rushes Aid To Ravaged Puerto Rico

By JENNIFER PELTZ and DAVID KLEPPER, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — New York state, home to the U.S. mainland’s biggest Puerto Rican community, is sending a lot more than thoughts and prayers to the hurricane-ravaged island. Between them, New York state and city have committed hundreds of workers and organized aid ranging from rescue helicopters…

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House Committee Holds Public Hearing On Urban Issues

House Committee Holds Public Hearing On Urban Issues

Clayton, MO  (KTRS)  A public hearing of the House Special Committee on Urban issues was held on Wednesday in Clayton. The purpose of the hearing was to address a wide variety of issues impacting minorities. One of those issues was the privatizing St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Representative Courtney Curtis, who chairs the committee, said…

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Former St. Louis Police Captain Reinstated After Dismissal Over Burglary Case

Former St. Louis Police Captain Reinstated After Dismissal Over Burglary Case

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A former St. Louis police captain has been reinstated by the city’s Civil Service Commission a year after other officers accused him of falsifying reports of a crime. Capt. Ryan Cousins had said other officers were blaming him for their own mistakes. His firing last year stemmed from a burglary investigation in which…

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Cards Prevent Cubs’ Celebration, Win 8-7

Cards Prevent Cubs’ Celebration, Win 8-7

St. Louis(AP) — The Chicago Cubs went into Tuesday night’s game against St. Louis with a chance to clinch the NL Central. The Cardinals did everything they could to keep that from happening. The Cardinals hit four home runs and were able to withstand a late Cubs’ rally for an 8-7 victory. “I thought they…

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UPDATE: Missing Woman Found Dead In South County Park

UPDATE: Missing Woman Found Dead In South County Park

Update: Police say Amber Porter was found dead of an apparent suicide in Bee Tree Park Tuesday afternoon. Earlier story: St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  An Endangered Person Advisory is in effect for a missing woman believed to be suicidal. Police say 18-year-old Amber Porter hasn’t been seen since Monday. Porter’s car was found at…

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King of Viagra Sentenced for Selling Illegal Drugs to Local Pro Wrestlers

King of Viagra Sentenced for Selling Illegal Drugs to Local Pro Wrestlers

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The so-called King of Viagra has been sentenced In federal court in St. Louis. 57-year-old George Patino of Houston has been sentenced to 40 months in federal prison for smuggling Korean human growth hormone drugs to local pro wrestlers. Patino is also ordered to pay a 95-thousand dollar fine for his part in…

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Three Women Allege Sexual Assaults By St. Louis University Athletes

Three Women Allege Sexual Assaults By St. Louis University Athletes

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police are investigating reports from three women that they were sexually assaulted by St. Louis University student athletes early Sunday. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports two of the women are students at the university. They went to police early Sunday and reported the assaults happened in an on-campus apartment. Police did…

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Republican Leaders: Senate Won’t Vote On Obamacare Repeal

Republican Leaders: Senate Won’t Vote On Obamacare Repeal

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing assured defeat, Republican leaders decided Tuesday not to even hold a vote on the GOP’s latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, surrendering on their last-gasp effort to deliver on the party’s banner campaign promise. “The bill is dead as a door nail,” said Sen.…

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Attorney General Hawley Announced Business Council To Fight Human Trafficking

Attorney General Hawley Announced Business Council To Fight Human Trafficking

Jefferson City, MO (KTRS)  A new initiative is underway to combat human trafficking in Missouri. Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley held a press conference on Tuesday morning at the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in Jefferson City, where he announced the formation of the Business Council. This is a coalition of Missouri businesses committed to fighting…

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UPDATE: Missing Woman Found Dead In South County Park

UPDATE: Missing Woman Found Dead In South County Park

Update: Police say Amber Porter was found dead of an apparent suicide in Bee Tree Park Tuesday afternoon. Earlier story: St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  An Endangered Person Advisory is in effect for a missing woman believed to be suicidal. Police say 18-year-old Amber Porter hasn’t been seen since Monday. Porter’s car was found at…

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Illinois Governor Responds To NFL Protests

Illinois Governor Responds To NFL Protests

Chicago, IL (KTRS) Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner says he “strongly disagrees” with NFL players protesting during the national anthem. Rauner, a Republican and a former businessman, is part owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers. During Sunday’s game in Chicago, all but one of the Steelers players stayed in the locker room during the anthem in protest…

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Concerns Raised About Arrest During St. Louis Protest

Concerns Raised About Arrest During St. Louis Protest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several elected officials and faith leaders on Monday called for an investigation into the way police arrested and incarcerated protesters at a suburban St. Louis mall, with many referring to the altercation as a “police riot.” Police from both agencies involved in the arrests defended officers’ actions, saying demonstrators got out…

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Suspect Commits Suicide After Police Standoff In South County

Suspect Commits Suicide After Police Standoff In South County

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  A man is dead after a five hour police stand off in south county. Police say a woman called police around 7:30 a.m. Monday to report that her estranged husband was at her home on Mattis Road, despite a restraining order she had against him. When police arrived, the man…

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GOP Hopes Senate Health Care Bill Flickering Out

GOP Hopes Senate Health Care Bill Flickering Out

By ALAN FRAM, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican drive to tear down President Barack Obama’s health care law was flickering out Monday as a decisive handful of GOP senators remained opposed to the last-gasp bill. Changes aimed at galvanizing GOP support produced no apparent additional votes as time was running out for the White…

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Cheers As Arrested Protesters Released From Jail

Cheers As Arrested Protesters Released From Jail

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters who were arrested at an unruly demonstration at a suburban St. Louis shopping mall are out of jail amid cheers from demonstrators. Several people gathered at the St. Louis County Justice Center Sunday afternoon, a day after 22 protesters were arrested at the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond Heights. Among those…

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President’s Criticisms Spark More Protests At NFL Games

President’s Criticisms Spark More Protests At NFL Games

By ARNIE STAPLETON, AP Pro Football Writer President Donald Trump’s criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem sparked angry protests around the National Football League Sunday, as about 200 players sat, knelt or raised their fists in defiance. A week ago, just six players protested. Most NFL players on Sunday locked arms with their…

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7 Charged With Rioting After Galleria Mall Protest

7 Charged With Rioting After Galleria Mall Protest

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protesters who were arrested at an unruly demonstration at a suburban St. Louis shopping mall were released from jail Sunday amid cheers from demonstrators. An estimated 200 people gathered at the St. Louis County Justice Center Sunday afternoon, a day after 22 protesters were arrested at the St. Louis Galleria in…

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Steve Bannon Speaks In St. Louis

Steve Bannon Speaks In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS – President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon says conservatives needn’t worry about Democrats but instead what he calls the “corrupt and incompetent Republican establishment.” Bannon spoke Sunday to about 400 people at a rally inside a St. Louis hotel. It was hosted by Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, a spinoff of the conservative…

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Hope Dwindles In Finding Quake Survivors In Mexico City

Hope Dwindles In Finding Quake Survivors In Mexico City

By MARIA VERZA, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Five days after the deadly magnitude 7.1 earthquake, the hulking wreckage of what used to be a seven-story office building is one of the last hopes: one of just two sites left where searchers believe they may still find someone trapped alive in Mexico City. Among the…

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Mizzou Blown Out Again as Auburn Rolls

Mizzou Blown Out Again as Auburn Rolls

COLUMBIA, MO(AP). — Kerryon Johnson had no idea how many touchdowns he had scored, even as they kept adding up. The Auburn running back was simply focused on his much-awaited return to the field after two weeks off following a hamstring injury. Johnson made the most of that return on Saturday night, scoring a career-high…

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Saint Louis FC Settles for Tie with Cincy

Saint Louis FC Settles for Tie with Cincy

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis FC were left frustrated with a 2-2 draw against FC Cincinnati in front of 4,376 at Toyota Stadium in Week 29 of the USL regular season. Saint Louis FC opened the scoring in the 42nd minute through Seth Rudolph and doubled the lead after the break in the 59th…

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Some Forcibly Arrested In St. Louis Weren’t Protesting

Some Forcibly Arrested In St. Louis Weren’t Protesting

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An undercover St. Louis police officer and an Air Force lieutenant who lives in the neighborhood were among several people who say they were forcibly arrested last weekend in the city even though they were not participating in protests over the acquittal of a white former officer in the killing of…

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Immigrants Touched By Mexico Quake, Try To Help From Afar

Immigrants Touched By Mexico Quake, Try To Help From Afar

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and REGINA GARCIA CANO, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — When Luis Ramirez finally reached his mother after the powerful Mexico earthquake, he learned her home was so badly damaged that it had to be demolished. He considered getting on a plane from New York to help her find a new home,…

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Death Toll Reaches 305 In Central Mexico Quake

Death Toll Reaches 305 In Central Mexico Quake

MEXICO CITY (AP) —  Officials say the death toll from this week’s magnitude 7.1 earthquake in central Mexico has climbed to 305. Civil Defense chief Luis Felipe Puente sent out a tweet on Saturday saying 167 of those deaths were in Mexico City. Morelos state accounted for 73, Puebla for 45, Mexico State for 13,…

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Arrests Made During Protest At St. Louis Galleria Mall

Arrests Made During Protest At St. Louis Galleria Mall

The Latest: Protesters arrested at St. Louis shopping mall ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police have arrested several people at an upscale St. Louis shopping mall who were protesting the recent acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man. More than 200 people gathered Saturday at the St. Louis…

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Protesters Demonstrate In Downtown St. Charles

Protesters Demonstrate In Downtown St. Charles

ST. LOUIS (AP) – About 150 protesters gathered outside the St. Louis Outlet Mall in the north St. Louis County town of Hazelwood. But the mall and all its stores had closed early on Friday because of the planned protests. So organizers had everyone carpool to nearby St. Charles, which was overrun with thousands of…

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New 6.1 Earthquake Centered In Southern Mexico

New 6.1 Earthquake Centered In Southern Mexico

T MEXICO CITY (AP) —The U.S. Geological Survey says the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. It initially calculated the magnitude as 6.2. The director of Mexico’s disaster agency says it’s an aftershock of the 8.1 quake that hit on Sept. 7…

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New 6.1 Earthquake Centered In Southern Mexico

New 6.1 Earthquake Centered In Southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey says the new earthquake to strike Mexico had a magnitude of 6.1 and was centered in the southern state of Oaxaca. It initially calculated the magnitude as 6.2 The director of Mexico’s disaster agency says it’s an aftershock of the 8.1 quake that hit on Sept. 7 off…

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Body Found On Wash U Construction

Body Found On Wash U Construction

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating after a body was found on the campus of Washington University. Authorities say the discovery was made Friday morning at a construction site on the along Skinker Boulevard and Brooking drive on the Danforth Campus.Construction was immediately halted. Washington University released this statement about the incident: “A Washington…

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ACLU Sues St. Louis Over Treatment Of Protesters

ACLU Sues St. Louis Over Treatment Of Protesters

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis on Friday over what it called “unlawful and unconstitutional action” during demonstrations that followed the acquittal of a white former police officer in the death of a black man. The suit…

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Federal Government Notifies 21 States Of Election Hacking

Federal Government Notifies 21 States Of Election Hacking

By GEOFF MULVIHILL, Associated Press The federal government is telling election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems last year, although in most cases the systems were not breached. States that told The Associated Press they had been targeted include Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin. In most cases, they had not…

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Have You Seen This Dog? Mexicans Search For Missing Pets After Earthquake

Have You Seen This Dog? Mexicans Search For Missing Pets After Earthquake

By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, Associated Press MEXICO CITY (AP) — Jack is a small white dog who lives in Mexico City and has been missing since a magnitude 7.1 earthquake startled both humans and their pets when it struck early Tuesday afternoon. “I got lost in the earthquake!!!” a sign with his picture taped to a tree…

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Kim Fires Off Insults At President Trump And Hints At Weapons Tst

Kim Fires Off Insults At President Trump And Hints At Weapons Tst

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump, calling him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and hinting at a frightening new weapon test. The fact that it’s the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement has…

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Mexico Raises Quake Death Toll To 286

Mexico Raises Quake Death Toll To 286

MEXICO CITY (AP) – Mexican authorities have raised the death toll from Tuesday’s earthquake to 286, with more than half of them in the capital. National Civil Protection chief Luis Felipe Puente says 148 people are confirmed dead in Mexico City. He reports in a tweet sent Friday that there were also 73 deaths in…

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Moonlight Ramble Canceled For A Third Time

Moonlight Ramble Canceled For A Third Time

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Moonlight Ramble is once again being canceled. The annual event was scheduled for this Saturday. In a released statement, organizers said “We are committed to continuing this great St. Louis tradition, but we are being encouraged by City leaders to delay the event to ensure that we can provide a safe environment…

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Former LU Wrestler Sentenced In HIV Case

Former LU Wrestler Sentenced In HIV Case

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A Lindenwood University wrestler has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for infecting another man with HIV and endangering four other sexual partners. Twenty-five-year-old Michael Johnson was sentenced Thursday after reaching a plea deal. He initially was ordered to serve 30 years after a 2015 conviction for recklessly infecting another with…

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Missing Boy, Sister Found After Disappearing Following Father’s Shooting

Missing Boy, Sister Found After Disappearing Following Father’s Shooting

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  There’s new information about the disappearance of a 10-year-old north St. Louis boy. Authorities say Tyron Pembrook-Gagood’s 16-year-old sister came from Colorado to live with her brother and father. Tyron disappeared with his sister over the weekend after she allegedly shot the father in the head. Tyron and his sister were late…

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Protesters Block Traffic Near Forest Park And I-64 In Unannounced Demonstration

Protesters Block Traffic Near Forest Park And I-64 In Unannounced Demonstration

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A couple hundred demonstrators have blocked traffic for about half an hour on the western edge of St. Louis in an unannounced protest of the not-guilty verdict for a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of a black suspect. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the protesters briefly blocked…

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Protest Rally Planned In St. Louis For “White Allies”

Protest Rally Planned In St. Louis For “White Allies”

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Another protest is planned for Thursday evening in St. Louis, but this time, the demonstrators are expected to be largely white. Organizers have called a “White Allies Only” rally for 6:30 p.m. at Kiener Plaza in downtown St. Louis. The demonstration is the latest of several since…

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Pattonville High School Students Staged Walk Out Over Racial Issues

Pattonville High School Students Staged Walk Out Over Racial Issues

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  Student demonstrations at Pattonville High School over racism is causing controversy. The latest demonstration was held Thursday morning, where a group of students held a school approved walk out. Parent Paul Berry the Third said he’s not against demonstrations, but not during school time. He also said it puts pressure…

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Police Searching For Missing St. Louis Boy

Police Searching For Missing St. Louis Boy

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are looking for a missing 10-year-old boy. On Wednesday, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children released a statement that they are helping the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department take calls to find Tyron Pembrook-Hagood, who was last seen on September 15th. Authorities say he may be in the…

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Billy Joel At Busch With Added Security

Billy Joel At Busch With Added Security

(St. Louis) – KTRS Crews have been working to transform Busch Stadium from a baseball venue–to a–concert venue for Billy Joel’s only Missouri appearance tonight. In light of nearly a week of continuous protests, organizers have stepped up meeting with police. It’s not unusual for Busch Stadium officials to meet with police before special events…

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Cincy Becomes Cards’ Launching Pad in Win

Cincy Becomes Cards’ Launching Pad in Win

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mike Matheny enjoyed the St. Louis Cardinals’ best all-around game in a while so much, he wouldn’t mind seeing a replay. “I’ll go rewatch it,” Matheny said after the 9-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday. “Good starting pitching, clean defense, clean bullpen, timely hitting, got momentum early. I’m really looking…

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Protesters Held Demonstration In Clayton

Protesters Held Demonstration In Clayton

Clayton, MO (AP) —  St. Louis County police say they broke up a demonstration near an upscale mall because protesters weren’t listening to instructions and tried to evade two lines of officers blocking the on-ramp to a highway. Department spokesman Sgt. Shawn McGuire says protesters walked by a line of uniformed officers blocking the entrance to…

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Police Investigating Anthony Smith Graffiti On Law Enforcement Memorial

Police Investigating Anthony Smith Graffiti On Law Enforcement Memorial

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Police are trying to find whoever spray-painted a message calling for justice for a black man killed by a St. Louis police officer on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial outside the state Capitol. The state Department of Justice issued a news release Wednesday saying someone spray-painted “#Justice4AnthonySmith” on the memorial Saturday.…

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Clayton Issues Travel Advisory Ahead Of Planned Protest

Clayton Issues Travel Advisory Ahead Of Planned Protest

Clayton, MO  (KTRS)  Clayton city officials have issued a travel advisory ahead of the planned protest in Shaw Park. The following message is posted on Clayton’s website: Regarding Activities at Shaw Park and the Center of Clayton Publish Date:09/20/2017 Based on an expected demonstration at 5:00 pm at Shaw Park which may impact access and…

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Police Body Cameras To Be Considered By St. Louis Officials

Police Body Cameras To Be Considered By St. Louis Officials

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS) A St. Louis aldermanic committee on Tuesday is scheduled to take up a measure to provide body cameras for police. The plan calls for a free trial agreement for one year with Axon to provide body-cameras for St. Louis Police officers. The Board of Estimate and Apportionment could vote on the measure…

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Grove Businesses Targeted By Racially Motivated Action

Grove Businesses Targeted By Racially Motivated Action

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A group of businesses in the Grove neighborhood were targeted by a racially motivated action. On Tuesday, a sticker reading “Whites Only” was placed on the doors of businesses such as Layla’s Restaurant. The sticker also had # BLM in the bottom right hand corner. BLM is commonly used to identify…

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St. Charles Woman Sentenced For Child’s Death

St. Charles Woman Sentenced For Child’s Death

(St. Charles) Associated Press A Missouri woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for leaving her 2-year-old son alone for more than a day near a space heater while she did methamphetamine. Twenty-four-year-old Kathleen Marie Peacock of St. Charles was sentenced yesterday for child abuse/neglect and manufacturing methamphetamine. Prosecutors say her son, Braydon…

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St. Charles Woman Who Left Son While She Did Meth Sentenced

St. Charles Woman Who Left Son While She Did Meth Sentenced

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri woman has been sentenced to 21 years in prison for leaving her 2-year-old son alone for more than a day near a space heater while she did methamphetamine. Twenty-four-year-old Kathleen Marie Peacock of St. Charles was sentenced Tuesday for child abuse/neglect and manufacturing methamphetamine. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch…

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Interfaith Service Held To Bring Unity Amid Civil Unrest

Interfaith Service Held To Bring Unity Amid Civil Unrest

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Faith leaders are calling for peace and solidarity amid the civil unrest in St. Louis following the acquittal of a former police officer in the fatal shooting of a suspect. An interfaith prayer service was held in downtown St. Louis on Tuesday afternoon, aimed at uniting the community. The crowd gathered…

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More Protests Set For Tuesday After Quiet Night In St. Louis

More Protests Set For Tuesday After Quiet Night In St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Protesters gathered outside the jail in downtown St. Louis Monday night to show solidarity with those who remain behind bars, but there was no repeat of the vandalism that occurred over the weekend. More demonstrations are expected Tuesday, four days after a judge found ex-officer Jason Stockley not guilty in the…

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Reward Offered To Find Protester Accused Of Property Damage

Reward Offered To Find Protester Accused Of Property Damage

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $1000 for a suspect wanted for property destruction during the violent protests. Police say the suspect is believed to be responsible for property damage that occurred over the evening weekend protests. If you recognize the suspect captured in the above surveillance image, you are…

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Police Now Say Over 100 Arrests In Day Three Of Protests

Police Now Say Over 100 Arrests In Day Three Of Protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police now say more than 100 people were arrested Sunday, the third day of protests that followed the acquittal of a former police officer accused of killing a black man. Police originally said more than 80 people were arrested after demonstrators marched into downtown St. Louis late Sunday and toppled…

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TD Ameritrade Completes Acquisition Of Rival Scottrade

TD Ameritrade Completes Acquisition Of Rival Scottrade

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Online brokerage TD Ameritrade has completed its acquisition of rival broker Scottrade and will spend the next several months combining their operations. TD Ameritrade said Monday that the two-stage deal announced last fall had closed. As part of the transaction, TD Ameritrade’s biggest shareholder, TD Bank, purchased Scottrade’s bank for $1.4…

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Protests Continue In St. Louis Following Former Cop’s Acquittal

Protests Continue In St. Louis Following Former Cop’s Acquittal

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Civil unrest continues in St. Louis after the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the shooting death of a black drug suspect. Peaceful by day, violent by night seems to be a recurring theme of the protests following Judge Timothy Wilson’s ruling on Friday to acquit Jason…

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Dozens Arrested As St. Louis Readies For More Protests

Dozens Arrested As St. Louis Readies For More Protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) – St. Louis police arrested dozens of people as protests over the acquittal of a white former police officer charged with killing a black suspect went from nonviolent demonstrations to vandalism for the third consecutive night. More protests are expected Monday, three days after a judge cleared ex-officer Jason Stockley in the…

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Protesters tell police: ‘Stop killing us’

Protesters tell police: ‘Stop killing us’

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local): 3:55 p.m. Several hundred protesters observed six minutes of silence in front of the St. Louis Police Department, then chanted “stop killing us” as officers looked…

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Suspect Wanted In Armed Robbery At Jennings Dollar Store

Suspect Wanted In Armed Robbery At Jennings Dollar Store

Jennings, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is being sought in connection with a robbery at a retail store in Jennings. Police say the male suspect entered the Dollar General Store in the 6400 block of West Florissant at just after 9:30 a.m. Sunday. He then approached the front cash register and demanded money at gunpoint. Police say…

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Tigers Embarrassed by Purdue 35-3

Tigers Embarrassed by Purdue 35-3

COLUMBIA, MO-(AP). — Purdue quarterback David Blough started his first game of the season Saturday against Missouri. He played like he never wants to give up the role. Blough led the Boilermakers to touchdowns on their first three drives in a 35-3 victory. “David played very well. He was very efficient,” Purdue coach Jeff Brohm…

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Saint Louis FC Blanks Orlando 2-0

Saint Louis FC Blanks Orlando 2-0

FENTON, Mo. – Despite being reduced to 10 men, Saint Louis FC managed to hold on for a vital 2-0 victory against Orlando City B at Toyota Stadium – Saint Louis on Saturday night. After threatening in the early stages, Saint Louis hit the lead in the 10th minute as Ryan Howe was afforded much too…

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Protesters Smash Windows In Second Violent Night In U-City

Protesters Smash Windows In Second Violent Night In U-City

Protesters smash windows in 2nd violent night near St. Louis By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Protests turned violent for a second night in University City following the acquittal of a white former police officer in the fatal shooting of a black man, as a small group of demonstrators refused…

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Second Day Of Protests Following Former Cop’s Acquittal

Second Day Of Protests Following Former Cop’s Acquittal

By JIM SALTER and SUMMER BALLENTINE, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Noisy demonstrators marched through two malls in an upscale area of suburban St. Louis Saturday to protest the acquittal of a white former St. Louis officer in the shooting of a black man, picking up after a night of mostly peaceful demonstrations that escalated…

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Protests Over Stockley Ruling Turn Violent

Protests Over Stockley Ruling Turn Violent

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on acquittal of a white former police officer in the shooting death of a black man in St. Louis (all times local): 1:25 a.m. Ten law enforcement officers have been injured during protests in St. Louis after a judge acquitted a white former police officer in the shooting death…

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Judge In St. Louis Police Murder Trial Known As Objective

Judge In St. Louis Police Murder Trial Known As Objective

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The judge who on Friday acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black man is described as objective and well-respected by prosecutors and defense lawyers alike. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson, who must retire when he turns 70 in December, has ruled both for…

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Ruling In Officer Murder Trial Sparks Protests In Downtown St. Louis

Ruling In Officer Murder Trial Sparks Protests In Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Civil unrest has returned to the St. Louis area after a former cop was acquitted of first degree murder in the shooting death of a suspect. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson announced on Friday morning his decision to acquit former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley of first degree murder…

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Stockley Not Guilty; Protesters Gather Downtown, Chant “Injustice!”

Stockley Not Guilty; Protesters Gather Downtown, Chant “Injustice!”

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A St. Louis circuit judge has ruled former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley, who is white, is not guilty in the shooting death of African-American motorist Anthony Lamar Smith following a police chase in 2011. In his decision, Judge Timothy Wilson determined the state had not met its burden of proof…

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Lawmakers, Gov. Greitens Spar Over Drug Monitoring Program

Lawmakers, Gov. Greitens Spar Over Drug Monitoring Program

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) Finding the money for Missouri’s prescription drug monitoring program is causing debate in Jefferson City. During a July visit to Express Scripts in St. Louis, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens announced the program. It’s designed to analyze prescription and dispensing data as a means to catch overprescribing of addictive medications. Greitens made the move…

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Stockley Not Guilty; Protesters Organize Downtown, Shut Down Downtown On-Ramp to Hwy 64

Stockley Not Guilty; Protesters Organize Downtown, Shut Down Downtown On-Ramp to Hwy 64

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A St. Louis circuit judge has ruled former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley, who is white, is not guilty in the shooting death of African-American motorist Anthony Lamar Smith following a police chase in 2011. In his decision, Judge Timothy Wilson determined the state had not met its burden of proof…

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St. Louis Awaits Ruling In Officer’s Murder Trial

St. Louis Awaits Ruling In Officer’s Murder Trial

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Safety precautions are being taken in anticipation of protests following a judge’s ruling in the first degree murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley in the fatal shooting of Anthony Lamar Smith. Officers are working twelve hour shifts and the Governor has the National Guard on standby. The…

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Cards Beat Reds, Keep Pace in Front of Cubs’ Showdown

Cards Beat Reds, Keep Pace in Front of Cubs’ Showdown

(AP) — Luke Weaver and Tommy Pham were teammates with Triple-A Memphis to open the 2017 season. Now they’re helping the St. Louis Cardinals make a push toward the playoffs. Weaver threw six innings of two-hit ball, Pham drove in two runs and stole two bases, and the Cardinals beat the Cincinnati Reds 5-2 on…

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Governor Puts National Guard On Standby Ahead Of Stockley Ruling

Governor Puts National Guard On Standby Ahead Of Stockley Ruling

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Missouri Governor Eric Greitens has taken initial steps to to activate the Missouri National Guard ahead of a judge’s ruling in the first-degree murder trial of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley. “As Governor, I am committed to protecting everyone’s constitutional right to protest peacefully while also protecting people’s lives, homes,…

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Vigil Planned Sunday For Missing U Of Illinois scholar

Vigil Planned Sunday For Missing U Of Illinois scholar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) – A candlelight vigil is planned this weekend to honor missing University of Illinois scholar Yingying Zhang of China. Sunday’s event on the south side of the Illini Union will include remarks from school officials and Zhang’s family. A performer will sing “The Rose” as candles are lit and yellow ribbons will…

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Harvey Relief Effort Planned For Saturday

Harvey Relief Effort Planned For Saturday

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The Demetrious Johnson Charitable Foundation is reaching out to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey. On Saturday, volunteers will be collecting new or used furniture, clothing, blankets, sheets, pillows, toiletries and home-related accessories to deliver to the Houston area. St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson and St. Charles County Executive Steve Stenger…

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Missouri Lawmaker Censured Over Trump Assassination Post

Missouri Lawmaker Censured Over Trump Assassination Post

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s Republican-led Senate on Wednesday formally reprimanded a Democratic colleague for a Facebook post hoping for President Donald Trump’s assassination, while the House took the less serious step of opening an ethics review of a Republican’s post calling for a Confederate monument vandal to be hanged. The differing legislative actions…

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Irma Claims Dozens Of Lives Across Caribbean, United States

Irma Claims Dozens Of Lives Across Caribbean, United States

By The Associated Press The scope and scale of misery caused by Irma continues to grow, including its human toll. Irma, at one point the most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the open Atlantic, has claimed the lives of dozens of people across the Caribbean and southeastern United States. Victims include two women in Havana…

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UM Releases Findings From Campus Study

UM Releases Findings From Campus Study

Columbia, MO  (KTRS)  The learning and working environment at the University of Missouri appears to parallel conditions at universities throughout the nation. That’s according to a study by Rankin & Associates Consulting, which reported that the “findings were consistent with those found in higher education institutions across the country.” In 2016, the University of Missouri…

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Mizzou Basketball TV Times Set

Mizzou Basketball TV Times Set

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Mizzou Arena will host two CBS games, and 12-of-18 Mizzou Men’s Basketball conference games will appear on ESPN or ESPN2, as the Southeastern Conference announced television designations and tipoff times on Wednesday. The Tigers’ home matchups against Florida on Saturday, Jan. 6 (12 p.m. CT), and Kentucky on Saturday, Feb. 3 (1…

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Teens Arrested for Throwing Rocks from I-70 Overpass

Teens Arrested for Throwing Rocks from I-70 Overpass

WENTZVILLE (KTRS) Three teenagers are under arrest in Wentzville in connection with an incident in which rocks were thrown from an overpass on I-70 Tuesday night. In a post on their Facebook page, Wentzville Police say they had responded to several calls along Interstate 70 near a rail road trestle for reports of damaged vehicles and…

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Child Hospitalized, 2 Dead In 3 Separate North City Shootings

Child Hospitalized, 2 Dead In 3 Separate North City Shootings

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two people are dead and a child is hospitalized following three separate shootings in north St. Louis. Police say a man in his early twenties was shot late Tuesday afternoon on Wabada and Arlington. He later died of his injuries. Then at just after 6:30 p.m. a man and his six-year-old…

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Investigation Continues Into Baby Boy’s Death In South County

Investigation Continues Into Baby Boy’s Death In South County

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  The investigation continues in the death of a baby boy in south county. Investigators say the autopsy on 1-year-old Tate Mitchell was completed Tuesday. However, results of the autopsy haven’t been released. EMS was called to Casa Dia Montessori School on Monday after the child became unresponsive.Life saving efforts were…

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Cards Clobber Reds to Keep Pace With Cubs

Cards Clobber Reds to Keep Pace With Cubs

(AP) — Paul DeJong didn’t start the season in the majors. Now he’s in the St. Louis Cardinals record book. DeJong homered, Yadier Molina drove in three runs and the streaking Cardinals outslugged the Cincinnati Reds 13-4 on Tuesday night. The Cardinals have won four straight and six of their last seven to stay two…

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St. Louis Police Union Calls for Stockley Conviction

St. Louis Police Union Calls for Stockley Conviction

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A ruling in the murder case against former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley has yet to be handed down, but a local law enforcement group believes he should be found guilty. The Ethical Society of Police represents African-American police officers on the St. Louis force. In a video, a former board member…

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Governor Appoints Board In Marcellus Williams’ Death Penalty Case

Governor Appoints Board In Marcellus Williams’ Death Penalty Case

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Five retired judges will lead an inquiry into the death penalty case of Marcellus Williams. Gov. Eric Greitens appointed the board of inquiry Tuesday to consider whether Williams should be executed for the 1998 death of former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Lisha Gayle. Greitens issued a stay of execution in…

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Ferguson Prosecutors Drop Charges in 2012 Case Against Navy Vet

Ferguson Prosecutors Drop Charges in 2012 Case Against Navy Vet

ST. LOUIS (AP) Prosecutors in Ferguson have dropped charges against a Navy veteran in a case that the Justice Department cited in a highly critical report about the city’s police and courts. In 2012, Fred Watson was in his car after playing basketball when a police officer told him to put his hands on the steering…

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Ferguson Drops Charges Against Navy Veteran, Five Years After Arrest

Ferguson Drops Charges Against Navy Veteran, Five Years After Arrest

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Prosecutors in Ferguson have dropped charges against a Navy veteran who lost his job after his arrest five years ago in a case highlighted in a scathing U.S. Department of Justice report, attorneys for the man said Tuesday. Fred Watson was sitting in his car after playing…

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FEMA Estimates 25 Percent Of Florida Keys Homes Are Gone

FEMA Estimates 25 Percent Of Florida Keys Homes Are Gone

By JASON DEAREN and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams made their way into the Florida Keys’ farthest reaches Tuesday, while authorities rushed to repair the lone highway connecting the islands and deliver aid to Hurricane Irma’s victims. Federal officials estimated one-quarter of all homes in the Keys were destroyed.…

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Firefighters Battle Three Alarm Fire At North City Warehouse

Firefighters Battle Three Alarm Fire At North City Warehouse

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The cause of a massive warehouse fire in north St. Louis is being investigated. Firefighters responded to the burning abandoned warehouse on St. Louis and Elliott at just after 6 a.m. Tuesday. The fire quickly went to three alarms. The flames became so intense that the roof collapsed. No injuries were reported.

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Death Of Child In South County Being Investigated

Death Of Child In South County Being Investigated

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  An investigation is underway in the death of a baby boy in south county. Police were called early Monday night to Casa Dia Montessori School after the 1-year-old child was found unresponsive. Life saving efforts were made, but were unsuccessful. Investigators say its suspected that the child had been left…

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Greitens: Rights Of Peaceful Protesters Will Be Protected

Greitens: Rights Of Peaceful Protesters Will Be Protected

By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens assured black faith leaders Monday in St. Louis that the rights of peaceful protesters will be protected if unrest occurs after a judge rules in a former police officer’s murder trial. But after the meeting at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, the Republican…

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Gov. Greitens Appeals for Calm Ahead of Stockley Decision

Gov. Greitens Appeals for Calm Ahead of Stockley Decision

ST. LOUIS (AP) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is reaching out to black faith leaders in St. Louis ahead of a judge’s ruling in a former police officer’s murder trial, saying the time for dialogue is now. The Republican governor met Monday with several dozen people at an AME church. He said before the private meeting that…

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Patriot Day Ceremony Held In O’Fallon For 9/11 Anniversary

Patriot Day Ceremony Held In O’Fallon For 9/11 Anniversary

O’Fallon,MO (KTRS)  Monday marked the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on our nation. The City of O’Fallon held its annual Patriot Day ceremony to commemorate the events of 9/11. Dozens of residents, first responders, members of the military, and community leaders gathered outside of O’Fallon City Hall for the solemn occasion. O’Fallon Mayor Bill…

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Local Veterinarian Escapes Irma While In Cuba On Church Trip

Local Veterinarian Escapes Irma While In Cuba On Church Trip

St, Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A St. Louis area veterinarian narrowly escaped Hurricane Irma while on a church mission in Cuba. Dr. Daniel Wentz of Ferguson Animal Hospital had been in Havana since late August with his fellow church members from Gateway Church of the Nazarene, when they received word of the dangerous storm last week.…

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Abortion Services Expand in Missouri

Abortion Services Expand in Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) The number of licensed abortion clinics in Missouri has grown from one to two and third clinic is expected to begin taking appointments soon. Planned Parenthood Great Plains received a license to book appointments for nonsurgical abortions at its Kansas City clinic and consultations are expected to begin Sept. 18. The organization also…

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President Trump And First Lady Prepare To commemorate Sept. 11

President Trump And First Lady Prepare To commemorate Sept. 11

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is preparing to preside over his first 9/11 commemoration in office. Nearly 3,000 people were killed in 2001 when hijackers flew commercial airplanes into New York’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. The president and first lady Melania Trump plan to observe a moment…

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Mizzou Fires Defensive Coordinator Cross

Mizzou Fires Defensive Coordinator Cross

COLUMBIA (AP) — DeMontie Cross was fired as Missouri’s defensive coordinator after a year and two games in the position. The school announced the move Sunday, a day after the Tigers (1-1) lost 31-13 to South Carolina and a week after they gave up 43 points to Football Championship Subdivision opponent Missouri State. Cross’ firing…

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Wacha Dominant as Cards Sweep Pirates

Wacha Dominant as Cards Sweep Pirates

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina’s teammates could tell their All-Star catcher was not happy. After taking a fastball from Ivan Nova high and tight, Molina hit the next pitch for a three-run homer to help the St. Louis Cardinal beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-0 on Sunday. “Everyone knows don’t mess with Yadi,” St. Louis…

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Big Crowd Sees Saint Louis FC Fall to Islanders 2-1

Big Crowd Sees Saint Louis FC Fall to Islanders 2-1

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis FC fell 1-2 to the Harrisburg City Islanders in front of 4,133 at Toyota Stadium in Week 25 of the USL regular season. The team will face Orlando City B back home at Toyota Stadium on September 16th with kickoff at 7:30 pm CT. Harrisburg opened the scoring through…

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Tigers Rolled by Gamecocks at Home

Tigers Rolled by Gamecocks at Home

COLUMBIA, MO.(AP) — At some point, opponents are going to stop kicking to South Carolina’s Deebo Samuel. Until then, the Gamecocks will gladly take all the game-changing returns they can get from the all-purpose star. For the second straight week, Samuel returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown, helping South Carolina erase an early…

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St. Louis Institutions Join For Conservation

St. Louis Institutions Join For Conservation

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three major St. Louis institutions are joining to improve their efforts to preserve plants and animals. Washington University, The St. Louis Zoo and the Missouri Botanical Garden say the new Living Earth Collaborative could make St. Louis an international player in conservation efforts. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the university has…

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Hurricane Irma Gives Florida A Coast-To-Coast Pummeling

Hurricane Irma Gives Florida A Coast-To-Coast Pummeling

By JENNIFER KAY and FREIDA FRISARO, Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Irma gave Florida a coast-to-coast pummeling with winds up to 130 mph Sunday, swamping homes and boats, knocking out power to millions and toppling massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. The 400-mile-wide (640-kilometer-wide) storm blew ashore in the morning in the mostly cleared-out…

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Clergy Warn Judge If Jason Stockley Is Acquitted In Murder Case,”Blood Will Be On Your Hands”

Clergy Warn Judge If Jason Stockley Is Acquitted In Murder Case,”Blood Will Be On Your Hands”

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A group of clergy members have a warning for the judge deciding the ruling in the first-degree murder trial of a former St. Louis police officer. The group gathered in downtown St. Louis on Friday, where a letter composed by clergy members was read, calling for the conviction of former St.…

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Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall In Florida Keys

Hurricane Irma Makes Landfall In Florida Keys

St. Petersburg, FLA (AP)  The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the center of the massive hurricane made landfall on Cudjoe Key in the lower Florida Keys at 9:10 a.m. Its top sustained winds are 130 mph (215 kph). Forecasters say a gust of 106 mph (171 kph) was reported on Big Pine Key.…

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Missing Teen’s Body Found In O’Fallon, MO

Missing Teen’s Body Found In O’Fallon, MO

O’Fallon, MO (KTRS)  The body of a missing Brentwood teen has been found in St. Charles County. Police say a body was discovered Saturday morning in Peruque Creek in O’Fallon. Police said they would not release details until the medical examiner made a positive identification, but the family of 15-year-old Samuel L. Heisel put out a…

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Illinois Attorney General Investigating Equifax Breach

Illinois Attorney General Investigating Equifax Breach

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is urging residents to take precautions after credit-monitoring company Equifax said a breach exposed information about 143 million Americans. Madigan said Friday that she has started an investigation in the breach and called on Equifax to provide free credit freezes to all Illinois residents. She says potential…

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Irma Is Looking More And More Tampa-Bound According To Forecasters

Irma Is Looking More And More Tampa-Bound According To Forecasters

The National Hurricane Center says it’s looking more likely that the eye of powerful Hurricane Irma will strike the Keys, southwestern Florida and the Tampa Bay region starting Sunday. But that doesn’t mean Miami area is in the clear. It’s not. The western part of the state will most likely get the worst of Irma.…

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Irma Eyes Long Feared Path: Straight Through Florida

Irma Eyes Long Feared Path: Straight Through Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Irma aimed its sights on millions of homes and businesses in Florida and officials warned that time was running out to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane, which was headed Friday on a long-feared path right through the heart of the peninsula. By early Friday evening, Irma had maximum sustained winds of…

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Governor Announces Economic Development Initiative

Governor Announces Economic Development Initiative

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says his administration is overhauling the state’s jobs training program and creating a customer service platform targeted at economic development. Greitens in a Friday announcement said the initiatives are aimed at strengthening the economy and growing jobs. The Department of Economic Development is launching what’s called…

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MICDS, Ladue Police Investigate Message Board Threat

MICDS, Ladue Police Investigate Message Board Threat

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The administration at MICDS, the prestigious college prep school that yesterday expelled five students who exchanged a series of racist, profane and sexual Snapchat messages, is investigating a message board threat against the school. Ladue Police are assisting with the school’s investigation of the post that included quotes from the film, Fight Club,…

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More Aid From MO, ILL Heading South for Hurricane Relief

More Aid From MO, ILL Heading South for Hurricane Relief

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) More aid from the St. Louis region is heading south as Florida prepares for Hurricane Irma. Ameren has joined energy companies from across the Midwest this week on mutual assistance calls to Florida. This comes at the request of Duke Energy as they prepare for damage and power outages and the state of…

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St. Louis County Offers Flu Vaccination Clinics

St. Louis County Offers Flu Vaccination Clinics

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  Flu season is just around the corner. This has the St. Louis County Department of Public Health offer flu vaccination clinics throughout the month of September. Health officials say getting a flu shot is critical in protecting yourself from the flu. “It is recommended by the CDC that anyone six…

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Suspects Sought In String Of South City Business Robberies

Suspects Sought In String Of South City Business Robberies

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two suspects are being sought in connection with a string of armed robberies at south St. Louis businesses within the last month. Authorities say the hold ups began on August 4th at a 7-11 in the 4900 block of Christy Boulevard. That same 7-11 was robbed again on August 11th. This…

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FBI Celebrates 45th Anniversary Of Women Serving As Agents

FBI Celebrates 45th Anniversary Of Women Serving As Agents

The FBI has embarked on a milestone for women. This year marks 45 years since women first came on board to serve as agents with the FBI. St. Louis has a unique distinction in the history of women serving with this prestigious law enforcement agency. Special Agent Joanne Pierce- Misko was one of the first…

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Missouri Special Session Possible To Undo Cuts To Disabled

Missouri Special Session Possible To Undo Cuts To Disabled

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers are working on a potential special session plan to reverse recent budget cuts affecting services for thousands of people with disabilities, the state’s top senator said Thursday. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard said the funding proposal for Medicaid nursing and in-home care services could be considered next…

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Man Robbed Outside Of Metro-East MetroLink Station

Man Robbed Outside Of Metro-East MetroLink Station

Fairview Heights, IL  (KTRS)  Two suspects are being sought after an overnight robbery at a metro-east MetroLink station. Authorities say the suspects held up a man at gunpoint outside of the Fairview Heights station at just before 1:30 a.m. Thursday. The victim wasn’t hurt in the incident. MetroLink has been plagued with crime in at…

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Attorneys In Chinese Scholar Kidnapping Case Seek To Withdraw

Attorneys In Chinese Scholar Kidnapping Case Seek To Withdraw

Urbana, IL  (KTRS)  Three attorneys have asked to withdraw from defending a man charged with kidnapping a University of Illinois scholar from China. Tom Bruno and his sons, Anthony and Evan Bruno, say in a federal court filing that 27-year-old Brendt Christensen can’t afford to pay them. The attorneys and Christensen have agreed that he…

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Piscotty’s Blast Lifts Surging Cardnials

Piscotty’s Blast Lifts Surging Cardnials

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Stephen Piscotty hit a two-run homer, rookie Jack Flaherty threw five innings of one-run ball and the streaking St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 3-1 on Wednesday night. St. Louis has won four straight and six of seven. Piscotty hit his ninth homer in the seventh — only the…

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Cards Acquire Reliever Nicasio

Cards Acquire Reliever Nicasio

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals have acquired right-handed reliever Juan Nicasio from Philadelphia in exchange for minor league infielder Eliezer Alvarez. The 31-year-old Nicasio had joined the Phillies last week on a waiver claim from the Pittsburgh Pirates. He is 3-5 with a 2.79 ERA in a National League-leading 67 games this…

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Governor Announces Hundreds Of New Jobs For Missouri

Governor Announces Hundreds Of New Jobs For Missouri

St. Charles, MO  (KTRS)  Hundreds of new jobs are coming to the Show-Me-State. On Wednesday, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens toured two companies in the Kansas City area and one in St. Peters to announce the plan to create a total of 856 jobs among these businesses. Those companies are Rosnet and Spring Venture Group, both…

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Blue Alert Not Activated After The Shooting Of Two St. Louis Police Officers

Blue Alert Not Activated After The Shooting Of Two St. Louis Police Officers

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Highway Patrol officials say a new system notifying the public when a police officer is injured or killed wasn’t used in a recent shooting of two St. Louis officers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports the “Blue Alert” law allowing the agency to inform the public of suspect descriptions took effect…

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Red Cross Planning for Hurricane Irma

Red Cross Planning for Hurricane Irma

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The Red Cross is already planning if … and when … Hurricane Irma hits land in the U-S. The communications and marketing manager for the Eastern Missouri Red Cross, Zach Collins, just returned from a week in Dallas. He says the Red Cross is already in the planning stages for Irma. He says…

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MICDS To Discipline Students Following Social Media Comments

MICDS To Discipline Students Following Social Media Comments

LADUE, MO (KTRS) – A prestigious St. Louis college preparatory school says it will discipline a group of students who exchanged a private series of racist, profane, and sexual Snapchat messages that were leaked online to a wider audience. Officials with Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School in Ladue began investigating after a…

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St. Louis County Executive Calls For Firing Of Auditor

St. Louis County Executive Calls For Firing Of Auditor

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) – St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger is urging the County Council to fire County Auditor Mark Tucker. Stenger’s office on Tuesday released a letter from Stenger to County Council Chairman Sam Page, citing a news report from last week that Tucker owes nearly $100,000 in federal taxes. Stenger also questioned why…

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Cards Keep Winning on Road, Beat Padres 8-4

Cards Keep Winning on Road, Beat Padres 8-4

(AP) — Jose Martinez hit two home runs, rookie Harrison Bader added a career-high three RBIs and Michael Wacha survived a shaky start to last six innings as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 on Tuesday night. Martinez added a double to go 3 for 3 and finish with three RBIs.…

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President Announces Decision To Phase Out DACA Program

President Announces Decision To Phase Out DACA Program

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he has a “great love” for the young immigrants protected by the DACA program. Speaking before a meeting with administration officials and congressional leaders Tuesday, Trump says he has a “great heart” for the young people. He says he hopes “Congress will be able to help them and do…

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Teen Dies After Shooting In North St. Louis

Teen Dies After Shooting In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  A teen is dead after being shot in north St. Louis. Police say 17-year-old James Scales was gunned down early Tuesday morning while he was waiting for the school bus in the 1700 block of North Euclid. He was pronounced dead after being taken to an area hospital. There’s no word…

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St. Louis Mayor Says City Is ‘On Edge’ Awaiting Verdict

St. Louis Mayor Says City Is ‘On Edge’ Awaiting Verdict

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mayor of St. Louis says the city is “on edge” as it awaits a ruling in the first-degree murder trial of former police officer Jason Stockley, in part because of a troubled history of justice in St. Louis and nationwide. Stockley is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith in…

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Congress To Speed Up Harvey Aid, Tackle Debt Limit

Congress To Speed Up Harvey Aid, Tackle Debt Limit

By ERICA WERNER, AP Congressional Correspondent WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers returned to Washington Tuesday facing a daunting to-do list and three months left in the year to show that Republicans can actually get things done. President Donald Trump immediately added a huge complication by rescinding immigration protections for younger immigrants and ordering Congress to come up…

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Lock Named SEC Player of the Week

Lock Named SEC Player of the Week

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Football junior QB Drew Lock (Lee’s Summit, Mo.) was named SEC Offensive Player of the Week, announced Tuesday (Sept. 5) by the league office. Lock quarterbacked a Mizzou offense that hung a school record 815 yards of total offense and 72 points on in-state foe Missouri State Saturday. Lock himself set…

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Debate Heating Up Over Holt High School Mascot

Debate Heating Up Over Holt High School Mascot

Wentzville, MO  (KTRS)  A debate is heating up over the long time mascot at Holt High School in the Wentzville School District. A student has started a petition calling for the removal of the school’s Indian mascot, claiming that it’s offensive to native Americans. This prompted a counter petition to keep the mascot. Those in…

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Firefighters Battle Major Mulch Fire In The Metro-East

Firefighters Battle Major Mulch Fire In The Metro-East

Sauget, IL (KTRS)  Firefighters have been busy battling a major mulch fire in the metro-east. A massive pile of mulch at the Oldcastle Lawn and Garden on Queeny Avenue in Sauget caught fire late Monday morning. Firefighters from multiple department worked into the evening to bring this fire under control. Fire crews are expected to…

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Weaver Dominates Again, Cards Down Giants 7-3

Weaver Dominates Again, Cards Down Giants 7-3

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Harrison Bader hit a tiebreaking homer leading off the sixth after Madison Bumgarner homered in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-3 on Sunday to gain ground again in the wild-card race. Paul DeJong hit a solo homer…

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Saint Louis FC Plays to 2-2 Draw in Ottawa

Saint Louis FC Plays to 2-2 Draw in Ottawa

Ottawa, Ont. – Saint Louis FC drew 2-2 with Ottawa Fury FC in front of 4,059 at TD Place Stadium in Week 24 of the USL. Ottawa opened the scoring through a fine solo goal from Jonathan Barden in the 38th minute and looked destined for the home win. However, second half substitutes for Saint…

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Annual Labor Day Parade To Be Held In Downtown St. Louis

Annual Labor Day Parade To Be Held In Downtown St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  The annual Labor Day Parade will be held in downtown St. Louis. The parade is scheduled to step off at Olive and 13th at 9 a.m. Monday. It will make its way down Tucker Street, past St. Louis City Hall and west on Market Street to 15th Street. Thousands of members…

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Suspect Charged In Shooting Of Police Officers In North St. Louis

Suspect Charged In Shooting Of Police Officers In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)   A suspect is facing charges in connection with the shooting of two St. Louis police officers in an attack that also left a 24-year-old woman in critical condition. Twenty-four-year-old Devonte Morgan was charged Saturday with three counts of first-degree assault and several related charges in Friday’s shooting. Police said a second…

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Officials Monitoring Controlled Burn At Arkema

Officials Monitoring Controlled Burn At Arkema

The Latest: Officials monitoring controlled burn at Arkema HOUSTON (AP) —  A man living near a Houston-area chemical plant where a controlled burn is taking place told the Houston Chronicle he heard two booms and saw thick black smoke Sunday after authorities started a controlled burn. The Harris County Fire Marshal’s Office said in a…

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Illinois Financial Literacy Standards Take Effect

Illinois Financial Literacy Standards Take Effect

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois schools will be required to teach financial literacy skills such as balancing a checkbook and putting money into a savings account this school year. The Illinois State Board of Education adopted revised social science standards in 2015, according to The Springfield Journal-Register . Those standards were approved in February 2016…

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Houston Cuts Power To Clear Evacuation Area

Houston Cuts Power To Clear Evacuation Area

HOUSTON (AP) — Center Point Energy spokeswoman Alicia Dixon says utility crews have started turning off power to residents who have stayed behind in a flooded area of west Houston where Mayor Sylvester Turner ordered a mandatory evacuation. The area is being flooded by water released from the Addicks and Barker reservoirs. Army Corps of…

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No Shields For Whistleblowing State Workers In Missouri Law

No Shields For Whistleblowing State Workers In Missouri Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Some Democrats say they want to reverse changes in a new Missouri whistleblower law that excludes state employees and public college and university workers from protections against being fired for speaking out against misconduct. Supporters of the law say their goal was to allow safeguards already outlined in court rulings…

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Confirmed Death Toll From Harvey Reaches 44

Confirmed Death Toll From Harvey Reaches 44

HOUSTON (AP) — The medical examiner in Harris County, Texas, has confirmed another Harvey-related fatality. The man found floating in Cypress Creek floodwaters brings the confirmed toll to 44 from Harvey, eight days after the storm made landfall as a hurricane. Harris County is home to Houston. The addition to a list kept by the Harris…

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Two Dead In Separate Shootings In North St. Louis

Two Dead In Separate Shootings In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two men are dead in separate shootings in north St. Louis. Police say a man was shot to death at just before 10:30 p.m. Friday near North Grand and Montgomery. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. Then at just after 7 a.m. Saturday, a 25-year-old man was fatally shot near Semple…

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Suspects Charged In Connection With Officer-Involved Shooting

Suspects Charged In Connection With Officer-Involved Shooting

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Two men are facing charges in connection with a police-involved shooting in north St. Louis. Twenty-six-Year-old Wendell Davis has been charged with gun theft, unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful possession of a gun, resisting arrest and tampering with a motor vehicle. Twenty-nine-year-old Joshua Polk is charged with resisting arrest and…

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President Trump To Survey Houston And Louisiana

President Trump To Survey Houston And Louisiana

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump brought plenty of optimism and swagger to Texas on his first visit to survey Harvey’s wreckage. He’s getting a chance to return with empathy. At stops in Houston and Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Saturday, the president planned to survey storm damage, talk with residents and meet with volunteers. Those…

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Remnants Of Harvey Still Powerful Enough To Threaten Floods

Remnants Of Harvey Still Powerful Enough To Threaten Floods

HOUSTON (AP) — A week after it slammed into Texas, Harvey retained enough rain-making power Friday to raise the risk of flooding as far north as Indiana. In Houston, officials tried to safeguard parts of their devastated city by intentionally flooding others. The mayor announced plans to release water from two reservoirs that could keep…

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Fiancee’, Daughter of Anthony Smith Urge Calm Over Stockley Verdict

Fiancee’, Daughter of Anthony Smith Urge Calm Over Stockley Verdict

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A verdict has yet to come down from the judge who’s deciding the fate of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley, who is accused of fatally shooting Anthony Lamar Smith during a police chase back in 2011. Albert Watkins is the attorney for Smith’s five-year-old son and the son’s mother. He says…

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Officers Recovering After Being Shot In North St. Louis, Suspects In Custody

Officers Recovering After Being Shot In North St. Louis, Suspects In Custody

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two police officers remain hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in north St. Louis. Both officers — a 35-year-old man and a 32-year-old woman — are being treated at a hospital for gunshot wounds to their legs and hands, and facial wounds caused by shrapnel. Two suspects were taken into…

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Uneasiness In St. Louis As Verdict Nears In Officer’s Trial

Uneasiness In St. Louis As Verdict Nears In Officer’s Trial

Uneasiness in St. Louis as verdict nears in officer’s trial By JIM SALTER, Associated Press ST. LOUIS (AP) — As a judge weighs evidence in the first-degree murder case against a former white St. Louis police officer charged with killing a black suspect, there is growing uneasiness that the city could see the sort of unrest…

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BREAKING NEWS: Two Police Officers Shot In North St. Louis

BREAKING NEWS: Two Police Officers Shot In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two police officers were shot in north St. Louis. Authorities say this happened Friday afternoon neart 14th Street and Cass Avenue. Both officers are said to be in stable condition. This is a developing story. More details will be released as information becomes available.

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One Dead, Another Injured Following Shooting In South City

One Dead, Another Injured Following Shooting In South City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A man is dead and a woman is hospitalized after being shot overnight in south St. Louis. Police say the shooting happened at just before 2:30 Friday morning on Pennsylvania and Osage. The surviving victim is listed in stable condition. There’s no word of any arrests or a motive. This comes…

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Gov. Rauner Seeks Federal Help For 4 counties Hit By July Floods

Gov. Rauner Seeks Federal Help For 4 counties Hit By July Floods

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Governor Bruce Rauner is seeking federal help for people in four northern Illinois counties affected by flooding and severe storms this summer. Rauner’s office said Friday he asked President Donald Trump to approve federal assistance for property owners in Cook, Kane, Lake and McHenry counties. If the help is approved, people…

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Suspect Hospitalized After Being Shot By Police In North City

Suspect Hospitalized After Being Shot By Police In North City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is hospitalized  after being shot by police in north St. Louis. Police say the incident happened Thursday afternoon when officers tried to pull over a vehicle that was reported stolen. Officers used spike strips to disabled the vehicle and that’s when two suspects jumped out of the vehicle in…

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Rescuers Seek Anyone Alive Or Dead Left In Floodwaters

Rescuers Seek Anyone Alive Or Dead Left In Floodwaters

HOUSTON (AP) — Rescuers began a block-by-block search of tens of thousands of Houston homes Thursday, pounding on doors and shouting as they looked for anyone — alive or dead — who might have been left behind in Harvey’s fetid floodwaters, which have now damaged more than 87,000 homes and destroyed nearly 7,000 statewide. Elsewhere,…

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Police Shoot Suspect In North St. Louis

Police Shoot Suspect In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is hospitalized after being shot by police in north St. Louis. Police say the incident happened in the 3800 block of Maffit late Thursday afternoon. The suspect’s condition is unknown. There’s no word on the circumstances surrounding this shooting. More details will be released as information becomes available.

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Patrols To Be Increased For Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Patrols To Be Increased For Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Patrols will be stepped up on Missouri roadways over the Labor Day holiday weekend. The Missouri State Highway Patrol will participate in Operation C.A.R.E. (Crash Awareness & Reduction Effort), which is aimed at reducing accidents over the holiday weekend. The 2017 counting period for the Labor Day holiday will be from…

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Missouri Legislator’s ‘Hanging’ Comment Draws Condemnation

Missouri Legislator’s ‘Hanging’ Comment Draws Condemnation

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens said Thursday that a fellow Republican state lawmaker should not be in office after posting on Facebook that he hoped whoever vandalized a Confederate monument in southwest Missouri is found and hanged. Greitens on Twitter condemned the comment by Rep. Warren Love, who in a Wednesday…

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Gov. Greitens Calls for GOP Lawmaker’s Ouster After Facebook Post

Gov. Greitens Calls for GOP Lawmaker’s Ouster After Facebook Post

JEFFERSON CITY (KTRS) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is weighing in on the Facebook post controversy involving a state representative. Gov. Greitens says Osceola Republican Rep. Warren Love should not be in office after posting on Facebook that he hoped whoever vandalized a Confederate monument in Springfield is found and hanged. Greitens in response to Love’s comment…

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For New SSM SLU Hospital

Groundbreaking Ceremony Held For New SSM SLU Hospital

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The medical community is celebrating a new hospital that is being built in St. Louis. A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday for the new SSM Health St. Louis University Hospital and Ambulatory Care Center. The $550 million project is being constructed along Grand in Midtown St. Louis near current SLU…

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MO, ILL Volunteers and Resources Heading for Texas

MO, ILL Volunteers and Resources Heading for Texas

MO, ILL Volunteers and Resources Heading for Texas

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ABC News: As natural disasters increase firefighters and emergency workers struggle to keep up

ABC News: As natural disasters increase firefighters and emergency workers struggle to keep up

ABC News: As natural disasters increase firefighters and emergency workers struggle to keep up

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Sunset Hills Officer Fired At During Police Chase

Sunset Hills Officer Fired At During Police Chase

Sunset Hills, MO (KTRS)  Two suspects are in custody after firing at police during a chase. Police say an officer pulled over a woman and her male passenger in Sunset Hills early Saturday morning. The pursuit began after the driver fled the scene. According to police, shots were fired from the suspects’ car. The gunfire…

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Local Business Women Reflect On National Women’s Equality Day

Local Business Women Reflect On National Women’s Equality Day

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Today is designated as National Women’s Equality Day. This holiday  commemorates the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. This holiday has a special meaning for two local business women. Managing Directors and Partners Barbara C. Archer and Carol R. Rogers reflect on their careers in financial services, as well as…

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Killer Still At Large In Glasgow Village Murders

Killer Still At Large In Glasgow Village Murders

GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) — Police say a mother and her son were among four people shot to death in a north St. Louis County home. Police say the killer or killers remain at large Saturday. St. Louis County police spokesman Benjamin Granda says investigators have determined the deaths were not a murder-suicide. The bodies…

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Coast Guard Rescues 18 From Boats, Barge

Coast Guard Rescues 18 From Boats, Barge

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A Coast Guard official says helicopters rescued 18 people from boats and barges that were in distress because of Harvey. Capt. Tony Hahn, commander of the Corpus Christi sector, said Saturday that the two helicopters managed to rescue the people when it became safe enough to do so. He says…

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Major Flooding Expected On Houston Roads From Hurricane Harvey

Major Flooding Expected On Houston Roads From Hurricane Harvey

Houston, TX  (AP) Officials say rain from Hurricane Harvey could inundate Houston roads and neighborhoods as early as Saturday night. Jeff Lindner, a meteorologist with the Harris County Flood Control District, said Friday that two key reservoirs in the flood control system — at the Addicks and Barker dams — are currently near-empty and are…

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Sen. Danforth Calls on GOP to Renounce Pres. Trump

Sen. Danforth Calls on GOP to Renounce Pres. Trump

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Former Missouri U.S. Senator John Danforth says he’s concerned about the future of the Republican Party in the era of President Trump. Senator Danforth, who retired from the Senate in 1995, wrote an opinion column that appears in Friday’s edition of the Washington Post. On the McGraw Show, Senator Danforth worried that there’s…

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Police Continue To Investigate Quadruple Fatal Shooting At North County Home

Police Continue To Investigate Quadruple Fatal Shooting At North County Home

GLASGOW VILLAGE, Mo. (AP) — A child is among four people killed in an apparent shooting at a north county home. St. Louis County police say worried relatives called officers late Thursday to check on the occupants of the Glasgow Village home. Officers went inside with the family members and found four people dead. Names…

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Max reviews The Trip to Spain!

Max reviews The Trip to Spain!

Hear Max review The Trip to Spain, and give his thoughts on The Trip to Italy, and the first “Trip” movie!  

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Board of Curators Approve Mizzou South End Zone Project

Board of Curators Approve Mizzou South End Zone Project

State of the Art Training Facilities Part of $98 Million Proposal

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President Trump To Visit The Show-Me-State Next Week

President Trump To Visit The Show-Me-State Next Week

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump plans to make a public push to overhaul the nation’s tax system next week in Springfield, Missouri. The White House says the president will be making the stop in southwest Missouri on Wednesday to begin selling his administration’s calls to change the tax system. Administration officials have said Trump…

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Illinois Leaders Say They Have Reached School Funding Deal

Illinois Leaders Say They Have Reached School Funding Deal

CHICAGO (AP) – Illinois’ legislative leaders say they’ve reached a tentative agreement in the state’s school funding fight, but details are still being worked out. Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin issued a statement Thursday saying there’s “agreement in principle,” but wording won’t be released until “drafts have been reviewed.”…

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Four Found Dead, Including A Child In North County Home

Four Found Dead, Including A Child In North County Home

Glasgow Village, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating after four people, including a child were found dead in a north county home. Police were called to perform a welfare check late Thursday night at a home in the 10000 block of Balmoral Drive in Glasgow Village. After making entry into the home, officers found the bodies…

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Political Organization Held Ann Wagner Town Hall Without Wagner

Political Organization Held Ann Wagner Town Hall Without Wagner

St. Charles, MO  (KTRS)  A political organization continues to urge Congresswoman Ann Wagner to attend their town hall meetings. On Thursday night the organization, Missouri 2nd District for Change, held an Ann Wagner town hall in St. Charles. However, Wagner was a no show. She’s currently on a congressional delegation overseas. Al Gerber, a board…

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Fur Flies Between Nonprofit and St. Louis Cardinals Over Fate of Rally Cat

Fur Flies Between Nonprofit and St. Louis Cardinals Over Fate of Rally Cat

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The fur is flying between the Feral Cat Outreach group and the St. Louis Cardinals over the fate of Rally Cat, the domestic longhair that scampered across the field in a game this last month during a game between Kansas City and St. Louis. Now the nonprofit says it won’t let the Cards…

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Motorist Charged With Driving Into Crowd Holding Vigil Over Police Shooting of Transgender Suspect

Motorist Charged With Driving Into Crowd Holding Vigil Over Police Shooting of Transgender Suspect

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Charges have been filed against the driver in an incident last night in the Grove neighborhood. St. Louis police say the Circuit Attorney’s Office issued warrants against 59-year-old Mark Colao in connection with the incident. The incident happened during a vigil in the Grove neighborhood Wednesday night for a transgender suspect killed by…

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Three Suffer Minor Injuries When Driver And Protesters Clash In South City

Three Suffer Minor Injuries When Driver And Protesters Clash In South City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is in custody after an incident during a vigil in the Grove neighborhood Wednesday night for a transgender suspect killed by police during a confrontation earlier this week. Witnesses claim the driver attempted to drive through a crowd during the vigil on Manchester, but police give this account of…

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Man Shot And Killed In North St. Louis

Man Shot And Killed In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A man is dead following a shooting in north St. Louis. Police say the victim was gunned down late Wednesday night in the 300 block of Christian. There’s no word on a motive or of any arrests. This latest killing brings the St. Louis murder count to at least 130 for…

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Suspect Charged In Kirkwood Shooting

Suspect Charged In Kirkwood Shooting

Kirkwood, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is facing charges in connection with a double shooting in Kirkwood. Twenty-seven-year-old Joshua Watkins has been charged on several counts, including first degree assault after two people were shot early Wednesday morning on Gordon and Ohlman avenues. The victims are said to be in stable condition. There’s no word on…

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Weaver Dazzles as Cards Beat Padres

Weaver Dazzles as Cards Beat Padres

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Luke Weaver gave the St. Louis Cardinals’ ravaged pitching staff a big boost.. Making his third start of the season, the rookie right-hander struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings to help the Cardinals beat the San Diego Padres 6-2 on Wednesday night. “I felt great,” Weaver said. “I felt like…

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Rosenthal to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

Rosenthal to Undergo Tommy John Surgery

St. Louis(AP)-Cardinals closer Trevor Rosenthal will have Tommy John surgery. The team announced the decision Wednesday after moving the hard-throwing right-hander from the 10-day disabled list to the 60-day DL. “I think just the timing of it, being right in the middle of this race and the way my personal season had been taking shape…

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Governor Hints At Consequences For Trump Assassination Post

Governor Hints At Consequences For Trump Assassination Post

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says if a state lawmaker who expressed hope on Facebook that President Donald Trump would be assassinated doesn’t resign, steps will be taken to remove her from office. The Republican governor on Wednesday hinted at further action against Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal. The St. Louis-area Democrat has…

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Suspect Charged in Officer-Involved Shooting that Killed Transgender Woman

Suspect Charged in Officer-Involved Shooting that Killed Transgender Woman

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis Police say a suspect has been charged in Tuesday morning’s shooting on the northside that involved a city police officer and left a transgender suspect dead. St. Louis Police say the incident happened in the 5400 hundred block of Ridge Avenue. Police say they answered a call about a stabbing and…

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Harassment claims at Missouri Capitol Inspire Intern Website

Harassment claims at Missouri Capitol Inspire Intern Website

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – There’s a new website aimed at providing sexual harassment resources to interns following past allegations of misconduct at Missouri’s Capitol. Advocacy groups on Wednesday announced the website, which has information on students’ rights, preparing for internships and how to identify harassment. The Missouri Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence and…

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House Session Canceled As Talks Continue On School Funding

House Session Canceled As Talks Continue On School Funding

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – House Speaker Michael Madigan has canceled a scheduled an Illinois House session that was to vote on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a school funding bill. Madigan says he canceled Wednesday’s House session so that legislative leaders can continue negotiations on a compromise school funding bill. The override of an amendatory…

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Two Injured, One In Custody Following An Overnight Shooting In Kirkwood

Two Injured, One In Custody Following An Overnight Shooting In Kirkwood

Kirkwood, MO  (KTRS)  Two people are hospitalized and one person is in custody following an overnight shooting in Kirkwood. Police say this happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on Gordon, just off of Big Bend. The victims, one man and one woman, both require surgery as a result of their injuries. There’s no word on the…

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Man Drowns In Valley Park

Man Drowns In Valley Park

VALLEY PARK, Mo. (AP) — A 27-year-old man is dead after drowning in Valley Park. St. Louis County police said that Matthew Kirk was swimming in the community of Valley Park when he went missing Sunday night. Officers responded  and the area was searched with a helicopter, dogs, all-terrain vehicles and boats. His body wasn’t…

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St. Louis Police Kill Suspect During Confrontation

St. Louis Police Kill Suspect During Confrontation

ST. LOUIS (AP) — St. Louis police say a man suspected in an apartment stabbing was shot and killed by officers after he cut one of them with a kitchen knife. Police say the officer whose arm was wounded arm during the confrontation about 8 a.m. Tuesday in north St. Louis was taken to a…

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MO Lt. Gov. Parsons Wants Lawmaker Removed from Office, Calls for Another Special Session

MO Lt. Gov. Parsons Wants Lawmaker Removed from Office, Calls for Another Special Session

JEFFERSON CITY (KTRS) In a letter to legislative leaders, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson formally called on members of the Missouri Senate to begin proceedings to remove State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal from office, and he called for another special session to do so. The legislature has already met in two special sessions so far this…

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MO Lt. Gov. Parsons Moves to Remove Lawmaker from Office, Calls for Another Special Session

MO Lt. Gov. Parsons Moves to Remove Lawmaker from Office, Calls for Another Special Session

JEFFERSON CITY (KTRS) In a letter to legislative leaders, Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson formally called on members of the Missouri Senate to begin proceedings to remove State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal from office, and he called for another special session to do so. The legislature has already met in two special sessions so far this…

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Governor Stops Execution of Man Convicted in Slaying of Former Post-Dispatch Reporter

Governor Stops Execution of Man Convicted in Slaying of Former Post-Dispatch Reporter

Updates previous story: ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Missouri Gov. Greitens has issued a stay of execution of Marcellus Williams, convicted of murder of former Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle in 1998. The governor appointed a board of inquiry to review Williams’s case in light of recent DNA evidence. The board will be made up of retired Missouri judges.…

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Dine-Out for Red Cross Disaster Relief Planned For Tuesday

Dine-Out for Red Cross Disaster Relief Planned For Tuesday

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)   is planned for Tuesday. Some 55 St. Louis area restaurants are donating a portion of their proceeds in the effort to raise money for local disaster relief.  Mastercard  will match meal purchases with a donation to the Red Cross when patrons pay with Mastercard. Participating Restaurants Ballwin Candicci’s Restaurant and…

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Suspect Fatally Shot By Police In North St. Louis

Suspect Fatally Shot By Police In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A suspect is dead after being shot by police during a confrontation in north St. Louis. Police say the incident happened at around 8:15 Tuesday in the 5400 block of Ridge Avenue. Police say the suspect allegedly cut the officer’s arm before being shot. A police spokeswoman, Schron Jackson, said the…

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Governor Stops Execution of Man Convicted in Murder of Former Post-Dispatch Reporter

Governor Stops Execution of Man Convicted in Murder of Former Post-Dispatch Reporter

Updates previous story: ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Missouri Gov. Greitens has issued a stay of execution of Marcellus Williams, convicted of murder of former Post-Dispatch reporter Lisha Gayle in 1998. The governor appointed a board of inquiry to review Williams’s case in light of recent DNA evidence. The board will be made up of retired Missouri judges.…

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Visitors To Washington, MO Awed By Total Solar Eclipse

Visitors To Washington, MO Awed By Total Solar Eclipse

Washington, MO  (KTRS)  Millions of people from around the country turned out for the much anticipate 2017 Total Solar Eclipse. Washington, Missouri attracted visitors from as far away as France to view this cosmic wonder. The reaction from the visitors was one of awe and amazement. Jason Boles of Lake Sherwood, Missouri called it magnificent,…

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Historic Eclipse Draws Hundreds of Thousands to Area Communities and Parks

Historic Eclipse Draws Hundreds of Thousands to Area Communities and Parks

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) People from around the world converged on Missouri and Illinois Monday to watch the first total solar eclipse over the continental U.S. in a century. Among the crowd that gathered Monday at the Missouri Capitol were husband and wife David Colon and Mariana Perez from Costa Rica. They flew to Oklahoma, where his mother…

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A Dog’s Tale With a Happy Ending

A Dog’s Tale With a Happy Ending

ST. CHARLES (KTRS) A report about a missing member of the St. Charles County Police force has a happy ending. The St. Charles County Police Department issued a report that member of its K9 unit – K9 Tank – had gone missing overnight Sunday. K9 Tank is a 2-year-old, 70 pound Hanoverian Hound. He was reported…

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Penalties Hurt Saint Louis FC in Home Loss to Pittsburgh

Penalties Hurt Saint Louis FC in Home Loss to Pittsburgh

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis FC fell 2-1 to the Pittsburgh Riverhounds in front of 4,703 fans at Toyota Stadium in Week 22 of the USL regular season.  The team has a quick turnaround with a home game on Wednesday, August 23rd at 7:00pm CT against Tulsa Roughnecks FC. Saint Louis opened the scoring…

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Senator Who Hoped For Trump Assassination In Post Apologizes

Senator Who Hoped For Trump Assassination In Post Apologizes

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated is apologizing to Trump and his family, but the Democrat says she has no plans to resign over what she called “a mistake.” Numerous top Republicans and Democrats in Missouri have called upon…

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Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dies At The Age Of 91

Comedy Legend Jerry Lewis Dies At The Age Of 91

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Lewis, the manic, rubber-faced showman who jumped and hollered to fame in a lucrative partnership with Dean Martin, settled down to become a self-conscious screen auteur and found an even greater following as the tireless, teary host of the annual muscular dystrophy telethons, has died. Publicist Candi Cazau says Lewis…

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State Health Officials Urge Eye Safety During Eclipse

State Health Officials Urge Eye Safety During Eclipse

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  State officials are warning the public to take safety precautions to avoid eye damage from the Total Solar Eclipse. “There are a number of precautions you need to follow regarding eye safety,” said Director of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Dr. Randall Williams. “Looking directly at the sun…

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St. Louis Native,Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies

St. Louis Native,Comedian, Civil Rights Activist Dick Gregory Dies

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dick Gregory, the comedian and activist and who broke racial barriers in the 1960s and used his humor to spread messages of social justice and nutritional health, has died. He was 84. Gregory died late Saturday in Washington, D.C. after being hospitalized for about a week, his son Christian Gregory told…

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Missouri Child Abuse Hotline Now Accepts Out Of State Calls

Missouri Child Abuse Hotline Now Accepts Out Of State Calls

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — For years, callers with out-of-state area codes couldn’t connect with Missouri’s toll-free hotline to report cases of potential child abuse and neglect, an issue advocates worried could discourage good Samaritans and mean some kids might not get the help they need. It took a phone call from Missouri’s first lady…

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Free Speech Rally Cut Short After Massive Counterprotest

Free Speech Rally Cut Short After Massive Counterprotest

BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group of conservatives who cut short their planned “free speech rally” a week after a gathering of hate groups led to bloodshed in Virginia. Counterprotesters marched through the city to historic…

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Senate May Expel Over Trump Assassination Quip

Senate May Expel Over Trump Assassination Quip

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Senate leaders are looking into ousting Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal from office because of a Facebook comment she made about hoping President Donald Trump gets assassinated. Senate President Pro Tem Ron Richard and Majority Leader Mike Kehoe both said Friday that they want Chapelle-Nadal to resign but are researching the…

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Missouri State Parks Say Don’t Use Eclipse Glasses Agency Sold

Missouri State Parks Say Don’t Use Eclipse Glasses Agency Sold

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri State Parks officials on Friday said they can’t verify that solar eclipse glasses and viewers the agency sold across the state meet safety standards and are warning people not to use them when viewing Monday’s eclipse. Renee Bungart, spokeswoman for the Department of Natural Resources, which oversees Missouri State…

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Unions Deliver Signatures To Block Right-To-Work In Missouri

Unions Deliver Signatures To Block Right-To-Work In Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Opponents forced the suspension Friday of a new Missouri law banning mandatory union fees after delivering dozens of boxes containing what they say are more than 300,000 signed petitions demanding it be put to a public vote. More than 1,000 people hoping to block the right-to-work law rallied at the…

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Lawmaker Who Made Trump Assassination Remark May Face Ouster

Lawmaker Who Made Trump Assassination Remark May Face Ouster

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri lawmaker who temporarily posted a Facebook comment expressing hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated could face an effort to remove her from office. Gov. Eric Greitens and Lt. Gov. Mike Parson, both Republicans, said on Friday that state senators should oust Democratic Sen. Maria Chapelle-Nadal, who…

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Max interviews Bruce Campbell!

Max interviews Bruce Campbell!

Max interviews pop culture icon Bruce Campbell!

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Max reviews The Hitman’s Bodyguard!

Max reviews The Hitman’s Bodyguard!

Max reviews The Hitman’s Bodyguard!

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Officers Injured After Suspect Crashes Into Police Car In South City

Officers Injured After Suspect Crashes Into Police Car In South City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two police officers are hospitalized after a suspect crashed into their police car in south St. Louis. Police say the crash happened at  Morganford Boulevard and Fyler Avenue shortly after 11 a.m. Friday. There’s no word on the condition of either of the officers. The suspect has been taken into custody.

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New Hampshire Serial Killer Suspect Has Ties To St. Louis

New Hampshire Serial Killer Suspect Has Ties To St. Louis

Concord, NH  (KTRS)   A suspect with ties to St. Louis has been identified in connection with a decades old murder case in New Hampshire. Investigators have linked Terrance Rasmussen to the murders of a woman and three children. The unidentified victims were found in barrels in Allenstown, New Hampshire in 1985 and in 2000.…

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Man Shot To Death In South St. Louis

Man Shot To Death In South St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A man is dead following a shooting in south St. Louis. Police say the 45-year-old victim was gunned down late Thursday  afternoon near Texas and Shenandoah. There’s no word on a motive or of any arrests. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. This brings the St. Louis murder count to at…

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Trial Date Set For Man Charged In Ferguson Girl’s Murder

Trial Date Set For Man Charged In Ferguson Girl’s Murder

CLAYTON, MO (KTRS)  – The man accused of fatally shooting a 9-year-old Ferguson girl two years ago will go to trial in January. St. Louis County Circuit Judge Stanley Wallach has set a trial date for  January 22 for 23-year-old De’Eris Brown. He is charged with second-degree murder  in the shooting death of Jamyla Bolden…

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Arch Madness to Stay at Scottrade Thru 2020

Arch Madness to Stay at Scottrade Thru 2020

ST. LOUIS — The State Farm Missouri Valley Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament will remain in St. Louis through at least 2020, MVC Commissioner Doug Elgin has announced.  The existing agreement with the building is through 2018 with a two-year option, which the league is exercising today. Notably, the MVC will conduct its 30th-straight men’s basketball…

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Washington, MO, Gears Up for Eclipse

Washington, MO, Gears Up for Eclipse

WASHINGTON, MO (KTRS) The rural Missouri town of Washington is gearing up for the total solar eclipse Aug. 21. Washington is hosting a three day festival to celebrate this rare event. Tessie Steffens, a project assistant for the town’s Chamber of Commerce, says thousands of visitors are expected to attend this celebration. The festivities are set…

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Custody of Rally Cat Sparks Catfight between Cardinals and Feral Cat Outreach

Custody of Rally Cat Sparks Catfight between Cardinals and Feral Cat Outreach

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Something of a catfight may be brewing between the St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach over future custody of Rally Cat, the feline that gained instant fame when he scampered onto the field at Busch Stadium during a ballgame. Wednesday, the Cards’ communications vice president, Ron Watermon, issued…

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MO Democratic Leaders Want Lawmaker’s Resignation Over Trump Post; Secret Service Investigates

MO Democratic Leaders Want Lawmaker’s Resignation Over Trump Post; Secret Service Investigates

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A Missouri lawmaker says she posted and then deleted a comment on Facebook that said she hoped for President Donald Trump’s assassination. Missouri Democratic Party leaders, including U-S Senator Claire McCaskill are now calling for her to resign from the legislature, and the U.SSecret Service is looking into her comment. Democratic Sen. Maria…

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McGraw recounts epic Grand Canyon trip

McGraw recounts epic Grand Canyon trip

The adventure would not be possible without Pat Blassie of Altair Travel & Cruises! She caught up with McGraw to review excursion.

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Ride-Sharing Services Likely Available at Lambert Airport By End of August

Ride-Sharing Services Likely Available at Lambert Airport By End of August

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis city leaders hope ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft will begin offering service at Lambert airport by the end of this month. Mayor Lyda Krewson, Comptroller Darlene Green and and Aldermanic President Lewis Reed signed off on a deal which approves $3 pick-up and drop-off fees. Their approval follows the green…

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Ladue High Grad Among Charlottesville Alt-Right Marchers

Ladue High Grad Among Charlottesville Alt-Right Marchers

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Part of the fallout from the violence this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, has come from video of marchers identified as members of the alt-right, or white supremacists and neo-Nazis … and one participant is a Ladue Horton Watkins High School graduate. Officials with Ladue School District confirm one of the marchers in a…

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ILL House Votes Next Week on Veto of State School Funding Plan

ILL House Votes Next Week on Veto of State School Funding Plan

SPRINGFIELD (AP) Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the chamber will take a vote next week on overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a school funding plan. Madigan, a Chicago Democrat, says the House will meet Aug. 23 to consider an override. House Democrats called a vote Wednesday on legislation that incorporates the changes Gov. Rauner…

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Webster Groves Police Ask Public’s Help in Bank Robbery

Webster Groves Police Ask Public’s Help in Bank Robbery

WEBSTER GROVES (KTRS) Webster Groves Police are investigating a bank robbery that occurred Wednesday morning, Aug. 16, at Arsenal Credit Union on Watson Road. Police say an unidentified black male subject approximately 25 years old, 5’11” to 6’0” tall and having light facial hair, a thin face and wearing a black and white t-shirt with horizontal stripes under a…

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Illinois House schedules school-funding veto override

Illinois House schedules school-funding veto override

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House will attempt to reverse Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of a public school funding revamp next week, the speaker said Wednesday after a failed vote on legislation Democrats introduced to gauge support for the Republican governor’s alternative ideas. House Speaker Michael Madigan, a Democrat from Chicago, slammed GOP members…

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FBI Identifies Remains As Those Of Missing Missouri Teen

FBI Identifies Remains As Those Of Missing Missouri Teen

BELTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say human remains found in April in rural northwest Missouri are those of a 17-year-old girl who was last seen 10 years ago. Belton police Lt. Brad Swanson said in a statement Wednesday that the FBI confirmed the remains were those of Kara Kopetsky. The Belton teen was last seen…

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St. Louis County Police And Fashion Police Looking For Jorts Wearing Bandit

St. Louis County Police And Fashion Police Looking For Jorts Wearing Bandit

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  Law enforcement are urging anyone who recognizes a man accused of robbing St. Louis-area Walgreens stores while wearing jean shorts to call “the fashion police.” St. Louis County Police have dubbed the suspect as the “jorts-wearing bandit”.   In a tweet with a photo of the suspect, police say his…

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Illinois House Convenes To Take Up School-Funding Plan

Illinois House Convenes To Take Up School-Funding Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – The Illinois House will convene to take up the contentious school-funding issue. But lawmakers don’t plan to attempt to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the legislation Wednesday. The Republican governor used an amendatory veto this month on Senate Bill 1 . The proposal would create a new school-funding formula. Rauner…

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Suspect Sought After Clerk Shot During Hold Up At Metro-East Gas Station

Suspect Sought After Clerk Shot During Hold Up At Metro-East Gas Station

Collinsville, IL  (KTRS)  A suspect is being sought after a clerk was shot during a robbery at a metro-east gas station. Police say this happened around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Exxon Gas Station on South Morrison Drive in Collinsville. After announcing a robbery, the suspect allegedly shot the 36-year-old clerk before fleeing on foot…

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Triple Play Halts Momentum, Cards Lose 10-4 in Boston

Triple Play Halts Momentum, Cards Lose 10-4 in Boston

(AP) — The Red Sox have found different ways to win ball games over the past month. Their latest came thanks to relentless offense and a rare defensive feat. Xander Bogaerts had three hits, Hanley Ramirez, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. all added two RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis…

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MO Supreme Court Denies Execution Stay

MO Supreme Court Denies Execution Stay

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision. Attorneys for Marcellus Williams had asked the state Supreme Court and Gov. Eric Greitens to stop the execution, citing DNA evidence that…

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Governor Hosted Israel Ambassador For Business Roundtable

Governor Hosted Israel Ambassador For Business Roundtable

Creve Couer, MO  (KTRS)  Governor Eric Greitens is hoping to enhance Missouri’s economic relationship with Israel. On Tuesday, the Governor hosted the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer during his visit to the St. Louis area. They participated in a business roundtable at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Greitens said healthcare, cyber security,…

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Stay of Execution Sought for Convicted Murderer of Post-Dispatch Reporter

Stay of Execution Sought for Convicted Murderer of Post-Dispatch Reporter

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Attorneys for a Missouri death row inmate convicted in the 1998 murder of a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter are asking for a halt to the prisoner’s execution next week. The attorneys for Marcellus Williams filed the request with the state Supreme Court and Governor Eric Greitens’s office because they say they have…

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Bon Appetit: Nixta Among Top 10 New Restaurants in US

Bon Appetit: Nixta Among Top 10 New Restaurants in US

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A Mexican restaurant tucked away in a standalone brick building in the Botanical Heights neighborhood has been named the ninth best new restaurant of the year among the top ten in the U-S by Bon Appetit magazine. Bon Appetit calls Nixta not just any Mexican restaurant and praises its ambitious menu that doesn’t…

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Animal Group Believes Rescued Dog Was Used In Dog Fighting

Animal Group Believes Rescued Dog Was Used In Dog Fighting

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  An animal rescue group believes there’s new evidence of dog fighting in north St. Louis. An injured dog, who is now named Buster, was found in an alley near Shreve and Farlin on Saturday. Missouri K9 Rescue believes that Buster’s injuries indicate that he was used as a bait dog in…

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Widow Of Slain Police Officer Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Suspect

Widow Of Slain Police Officer Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Suspect

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) – The widow of a western Missouri police officer fatally shot during a traffic stop has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the man charged in his death. KRCG-TV reports Cresinda Michael filed the lawsuit last Friday against Ian McCarthy last Friday in Missouri’s Henry County, five days after 37-year-old Gary Michael Jr.…

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Police Investigating Three Separate Shootings In North City

Police Investigating Three Separate Shootings In North City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating three separate shootings in north St. Louis. The first shooting happened at just before 11 p.m. Monday on Kingshighway and Farlin. The male victim is listed in stable condition. Another man was shot after just after midnight Tuesday on Greer. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. Then at just…

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President Trump Says He’s Very Disappointed In AG Sessions

President Trump Says He’s Very Disappointed In AG Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that he is “very disappointed” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Tuesday that he has not made up his mind as to whether to fire his longtime ally. He told the newspaper he is “looking” at the possibility of firing…

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Triple Play Halts Momentum, Cards Lose 10-4 in Boston

Triple Play Halts Momentum, Cards Lose 10-4 in Boston

(AP) — The Red Sox have found different ways to win ball games over the past month. Their latest came thanks to relentless offense and a rare defensive feat. Xander Bogaerts had three hits, Hanley Ramirez, Sandy Leon and Jackie Bradley Jr. all added two RBIs and the Boston Red Sox beat the St. Louis…

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MO Supreme Court Denies Execution Stay

MO Supreme Court Denies Execution Stay

ST. LOUIS (AP) _ The Missouri Supreme Court has denied a motion from attorneys seeking to halt the execution of a man scheduled to die next week but did not explain its decision. Attorneys for Marcellus Williams had asked the state Supreme Court and Gov. Eric Greitens to stop the execution, citing DNA evidence that…

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Governor Hosted Israel Ambassador For Business Roundtable

Governor Hosted Israel Ambassador For Business Roundtable

Creve Couer, MO  (KTRS)  Governor Eric Greitens is hoping to enhance Missouri’s economic relationship with Israel. On Tuesday, the Governor hosted the Israeli Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer during his visit to the St. Louis area. They participated in a business roundtable at the Danforth Plant Science Center. Greitens said healthcare, cyber security,…

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Stay of Execution Sought for Convicted Murderer of Post-Dispatch Reporter

Stay of Execution Sought for Convicted Murderer of Post-Dispatch Reporter

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Attorneys for a Missouri death row inmate convicted in the 1998 murder of a former St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter are asking for a halt to the prisoner’s execution next week. The attorneys for Marcellus Williams filed the request with the state Supreme Court and Governor Eric Greitens’s office because they say they have…

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Bon Appetit: Nixta Among Top 10 New Restaurants in US

Bon Appetit: Nixta Among Top 10 New Restaurants in US

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) A Mexican restaurant tucked away in a standalone brick building in the Botanical Heights neighborhood has been named the ninth best new restaurant of the year among the top ten in the U-S by Bon Appetit magazine. Bon Appetit calls Nixta not just any Mexican restaurant and praises its ambitious menu that doesn’t…

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Animal Group Believes Rescued Dog Was Used In Dog Fighting

Animal Group Believes Rescued Dog Was Used In Dog Fighting

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  An animal rescue group believes there’s new evidence of dog fighting in north St. Louis. An injured dog, who is now named Buster, was found in an alley near Shreve and Farlin on Saturday. Missouri K9 Rescue believes that Buster’s injuries indicate that he was used as a bait dog in…

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Widow Of Slain Police Officer Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Suspect

Widow Of Slain Police Officer Files Wrongful Death Suit Against Suspect

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) – The widow of a western Missouri police officer fatally shot during a traffic stop has filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the man charged in his death. KRCG-TV reports Cresinda Michael filed the lawsuit last Friday against Ian McCarthy last Friday in Missouri’s Henry County, five days after 37-year-old Gary Michael Jr.…

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Police Investigating Three Separate Shootings In North City

Police Investigating Three Separate Shootings In North City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating three separate shootings in north St. Louis. The first shooting happened at just before 11 p.m. Monday on Kingshighway and Farlin. The male victim is listed in stable condition. Another man was shot after just after midnight Tuesday on Greer. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. Then at just…

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Travel Advisory Taking Toll on Local Economy

Travel Advisory Taking Toll on Local Economy

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The NAACP’s travel advisory is taking its toll on the St. Louis tourism industry. That’s according to Explore St. Louis, which issued a statement that said it has been notified by a number of area hotels that they have lost meeting groups that had been in contract talks. The statement also says they’ve…

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Woman Accused Of Perjury After St. Louis Homicide Acquittal

Woman Accused Of Perjury After St. Louis Homicide Acquittal

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A woman who changed her story while testifying during a St. Louis murder trial of two men who later were acquitted is charged with perjury. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports prosecutors have charged 20-year-old Dominique Williams of Wellston. A jury last week acquitted 24-year-old Darryon Rowell of Berkeley and 21-year-old Erick…

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University Of Missouri Adjusts To Budget Cuts

University Of Missouri Adjusts To Budget Cuts

University of Missouri adjusts to budget cuts COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Administrators at the University of Missouri in Columbia are working to maintain research and education opportunities despite proposed budget cuts and job eliminations. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that the university released a budget proposal in May calling for the elimination of more than…

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Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting Outside Of North County Salon

Suspect Charged In Fatal Shooting Outside Of North County Salon

St. Louis County, MO  (KTRS)  A north county man is facing charges following a fatal shooting outside of a Spanish Lake hair salon over the weekend. Twenty-year-old Keith Isabell has been charged with first-degree murder  and armed criminal action in the fatal shooting of 24-year-old Evan Robinson of Florissant. Police say the shooting stemmed from…

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Sessions Defends President Statement On Violence

Sessions Defends President Statement On Violence

WASHINGTON (AP) – Attorney General Jeff Sessions says “too much has been read into” President Donald Trump’s statement Saturday amid violence at a protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, related to the removal of a Confederate monument. Sessions told NBC’s “Today” that Trump had “explicitly condemned” violence and that “he totally opposes” the values espoused by white…

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Murder On Sunday Night In North City Being Investigated

Murder On Sunday Night In North City Being Investigated

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating a murder in north St. Louis. Police say the female victim was gunned down late Sunday night 1700 O’Fallon in north St. Louis. There’s no word of any arrests or a motive. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. This latest killing brings the St. Louis murder count to at…

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Saint Louis FC Wins in Wild 4-3 Finish

Saint Louis FC Wins in Wild 4-3 Finish

St. Louis, MO – Saint Louis FC stormed to a 4-3 victory in front of 4,001 at Toyota Stadium in Week 22 of the USL regular season.  The team is back at Toyota Stadium this Saturday, August 19th at 7:30pm to host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds. The game started fast and furious with five goals in…

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Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner Veto Of School-Funding Plan

Illinois Senate Rejects Rauner Veto Of School-Funding Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Senate overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner on public education funding Sunday, voting to override an amendatory veto despite the Republican governor’s contention that his changes would mean millions of dollars more for school districts outside Chicago. The Senate voted 38-19 to reject significant changes the first-term governor made to the…

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St. Louis’ Murder Count Continues To Rise After Another Fatal Shooting

St. Louis’ Murder Count Continues To Rise After Another Fatal Shooting

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A man is dead following a fatal shooting in north St. Louis. Police say the victim was shot early Saturday night in the 1300 block of Bayard. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. There’s no word of any arrests or a motive. This brings the St. Louis murder count to at…

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Cardinals To Hold Rally Cat Night Promotion On September 10

Cardinals To Hold Rally Cat Night Promotion On September 10

ST. LOUIS (AP) — This didn’t take long: The St. Louis Cardinals announced a Rally Cat Night promotion for their Sept. 10 game against Pittsburgh. A cat trotted on the field Wednesday with the Cardinals trailing Kansas City 5-4. After a short delay, Yadier Molina hit a grand slam on the next pitch, and St.…

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Former St. Louis Chief’s Mother Accused Of Fraud

Former St. Louis Chief’s Mother Accused Of Fraud

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The mother of a former St. Louis police chief is accused in a federal indictment of embezzling millions of dollars from a Missouri real estate company. A grand jury has indicted Carol Dotson with one count of wire fraud that alleges she bilked an Olivette real estate business between July 2003…

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Brother: Slain Missouri Officer Saw Policing As Dream Job

Brother: Slain Missouri Officer Saw Policing As Dream Job

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri police officer slain during a traffic stop was eulogized Saturday as an optimistic man who always prized law enforcement, with the state’s governor pressing mourners to appreciate the perils of police in a culture “too quick to condemn” them. “My brother’s dream job was being a police officer,”…

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Illinois Senate Looks To Address School Funding Plan

Illinois Senate Looks To Address School Funding Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Just days before the school bell’s ring, the Democratic-controlled Illinois Legislature is grappling with a Republican governor over how to fix the biggest gap in the U.S. between a state’s richest schools and its poorest. School funding is in limbo after Gov. Bruce Rauner used his veto powers this month to…

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Not Guilty Plea For Suspect In Missouri Officer’s Death

Not Guilty Plea For Suspect In Missouri Officer’s Death

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A judge entered a not guilty plea Friday for the man accused in the killing of a western Missouri police officer during a traffic stop. Ian McCarthy, 39, of Clinton appeared via video at the Henry County Courthouse to answer charges of first-degree murder and armed criminal action in the…

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Opponents of Funding Agreement for Scottrade Center Renovations Go To Court

Opponents of Funding Agreement for Scottrade Center Renovations Go To Court

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Plans to renovate the Scottrade Center with $64 million in public funding are headed for court … now that critics have sued to block the funding on the basis it’s unconstitutional. The lawsuit’s backers include former state representative Jeanette Oxford and 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer. Spencer says the agreement violates the state…

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It’s Official: Rally Cat Has Been Found, Safe and Sound

It’s Official: Rally Cat Has Been Found, Safe and Sound

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The Rally Cat has been found, safe and sound and resting with the St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach, where volunteers are treating the cat and helping it recover before preparing it for adoption. Board Member Savannah Rigley says the agency jumped into action as soon as it heard the cat was on the…

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Max interviews Final Girls’ Riley Sager!

Hear Max’s interview with Riley Sager about his debut thriller Final Girls.

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Max reviews The Glass Castle!

Hear Max’s review of The Glass Castle starring Brie Larson.

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FC Falls Short in Tulsa

FC Falls Short in Tulsa

Tulsa, OK – Saint Louis FC fell to a 2-1 loss against Tulsa Roughnecks FC in front of 3,207 at ONEOK Field in Week 21 of the USL regular season.  The team is back home at Toyota Stadium to face the Tampa Bay Rowdies on Sunday, August 13th with kickoff at 7:30pm CT. Tulsa opened…

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Captured Cat May Be Rally Cat

Captured Cat May Be Rally Cat

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The famed Rally Cat may be have been found. St. Louis Feral Cat Outreach reports that a cat bearing a strong resemblance to Rally Cat was caught in a trap at the city garden last night. Efforts are being made to determine if this is the real Rally Cat. With the…

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Three Children Killed In Roll Over Crash

Three Children Killed In Roll Over Crash

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Three children are dead and two others are hospitalized following a roll over crash near downtown St. Louis. The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that the driver, 23-year-old Eric Williams, was driving eastbound on I-70  onto the Tucker exit ramp when he lost control of the vehicle. It went off the ramp…

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Fowler Slams Royals, Cards Sweep

Fowler Slams Royals, Cards Sweep

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Dexter Fowler hit a grand slam and drove in a career-high five runs to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to an 8-6 victory over the Kansas City Royals on Thursday night. St. Louis tied a season-high with its sixth straight win. Kansas City has lost four in a row and six…

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Second Suspect Arrested In Western Missouri Police Officer’s Death

Second Suspect Arrested In Western Missouri Police Officer’s Death

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested another man in connection with last weekend’s shooting death of a western Missouri police officer. Missouri State Highway Patrol Sgt. Bill Lowe says William Noble of Clinton was taken into custody Thursday and charged with felony tampering with evidence. Lowe says that during the course of an interview, investigators…

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Senate, House Plan To Meet Sunday After Rauner School-Funding Veto

Senate, House Plan To Meet Sunday After Rauner School-Funding Veto

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois lawmakers will be in session next week as a showdown with Gov. Bruce Rauner over school finance continues. The Senate will meet Sunday to deal with the Republican’s veto of a school funding revamp. The House will convene Wednesday. The legislation attempts to make state public-school funding fairer. Rauner used…

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Democratic Political Newcomer Plans Challenge To McCaskill

Democratic Political Newcomer Plans Challenge To McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A former worker for the marketplace under President Barack Obama’s health care law says she’ll challenge Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Wednesday that Democrat Angelica Earl plans to create a campaign committee for the race soon. McCaskill first took office…

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Feline On Field Sets Up Cardinals’ Grand Slam

Feline On Field Sets Up Cardinals’ Grand Slam

ST. LOUIS (AP) – The Cardinals have a friendly feline to thank for their rally against the Royals. With the bases loaded and two outs in the sixth on Tuesday night, the game was delayed for a couple minutes when a small, feisty cat sprinted onto the field at Busch Stadium. On the first pitch…

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Human Remains Found In Southwest Missouri Could Be Missing Teen

Human Remains Found In Southwest Missouri Could Be Missing Teen

OCIE, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say burned human remains found on a rural property in southwest Missouri might be those of a 16-year-old girl who hasn’t been seen for nearly three weeks. Ozark County Sheriff Darin Reed says a third search warrant was executed Wednesday on the property in the Ocie area of western Ozark…

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Beware of Bogus Eclipse Glasses

Beware of Bogus Eclipse Glasses

(St. Louis) -KTRS Scam artists are taking advantage of the August 21st phenomenon as demand for protective glasses is peaking. The American Astronomical Society has updated safety advice in light of what they term– alarming reports” of unsafe “eclipse viewers” popping up online. The organization advises buyers to be skeptical even if the glasses are…

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Jontay Porter Officially Reclassifies

Jontay Porter Officially Reclassifies

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Mizzou Men’s Basketball’s intimidating 2017-18 front court received a big addition Wednesday, as Jontay Porter (Columbia, Mo.) signed with head coach Cuonzo Martin‘s 2017 recruiting class. The 6-11, 240-pound forward officially reclassified from the 2018 class, bringing his post skills, shooting prowess and rebounding acumen back to his hometown of Columbia. The…

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Rally Cat Sparks Molina Slam, Cards Win Fifth Straight

Rally Cat Sparks Molina Slam, Cards Win Fifth Straight

St. Louis(AP) — The Rally Squirrel became the St. Louis Cardinals’ unofficial mascot during their 2011 World Series championship run. On Wednesday night, the Rally Cat was born. Yadier Molina blasted a grand slam into the left field seats one pitch after a cat ran onto and across the field in the sixth inning, helping…

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Trial Ends But Verdict In St. Louis Cop’s Trial

Trial Ends But Verdict In St. Louis Cop’s Trial

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Attorneys made their final pitches Wednesday for why a former St. Louis police officer should or shouldn’t be found guilty of murder in the 2011 killing of a suspect, leaving his fate in the hands of the judge, who won’t rule until late next week at the earliest. Jason Stockley shot…

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Remembrance Ceremony Held To Mark Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death

Remembrance Ceremony Held To Mark Anniversary Of Michael Brown’s Death

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)  Wednesday marked the three year anniversary of the shooting death of Michael Brown during a police confrontation in Ferguson. About 100 supporters gathered for a remembrance ceremony outside of Canfield Green Apartments in Ferguson, the site where the 18-year-old died. The event was highlighted with dance performances, involving a “hands up, don’t…

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SLU Finalizes Non-Con Schedule

SLU Finalizes Non-Con Schedule

ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis second-year head coach Travis Ford announced the Billikens’ nonconference schedule today, a 13-game regular-season slate that includes nine games at Chaifetz Arena. “As we continue to move our program forward, this is a challenging nonconference schedule for a team that features a large number of first-year Billiken players,” Ford said. “We have a…

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Services Set For Slain Missouri Police Officer

Services Set For Slain Missouri Police Officer

Kansas City, MO  (KTRS) Services for a slain western Missouri police officer will begin with a candlelight vigil Wednesday evening. The vigil for Clinton Police Officer Gary Michael starts at 8:30 p.m. at the Henry County Court House. A visitation is scheduled for Friday from 6-9 p.m. at the Vansant-Mills Funeral Home in Clinton. Michael’s…

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Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze At Classic Car Shop

Firefighters Battle Massive Blaze At Classic Car Shop

Staunton, IL  (KTRS)  A massive fire is to blame for heavily damaging a classic car shop in Staunton, Illinois. Firefighters responded to the blaze at Country Classic Cars  on East Frontage Road on Tuesday night. The fire quickly spread to five alarms. No injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is under investigators.

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Special Elections Results

Special Elections Results

(St. Louis) – KTRS Voters in St. Ann said no to a sales tax increase to pay for road improvements, but other communities were in favor of increasing taxes. Overland voters said yes to doubling their property taxes to help the city’s police pension fund. Greendale and Moline Acres residents approved a use tax which…

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Defense Rests Case In Murder Trial Of Former St. Louis Police Officer

Defense Rests Case In Murder Trial Of Former St. Louis Police Officer

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS) The defense has rested in the trial of a  former St. Louis police officer accused of murder in the 2011 shooting death of a man during a police pursuit. Jason Stockley testified on his behalf Tuesday, saying he saw a firearm in Anthony Lamar Smith’s hand before a chase that preceded…

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St. Louis Startup Company Acquired By Publically-Traded Company

St. Louis Startup Company Acquired By Publically-Traded Company

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  An investment into a St. Louis startup company is paying off. A publicly-traded company from the East Coast has acquired Confluence Life Sciences, which was backed by BioGenerator. It was announced on Tuesday that Confluence Life Sciences, Inc., was purchased by Aclaris Therapeutics, Inc. for $100 million. “We are thrilled to…

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Archaeologist Hosts Eclipse Lecture At Cahokia Mounds

Archaeologist Hosts Eclipse Lecture At Cahokia Mounds

Cahokia, IL  (KTRS)  This Sunday, the public is invited to attend archaeologist Russell Weisman’s solar eclipse lecture at the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site. Weisman’s lecture will focus on solar eclipses and how they relate to the Mississippian culture and Cahokia Mounds. The presentation, “In the Shadow of the Moon: Solar Eclipses in the Cahokian…

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East St. Louis Woman Killed in Front of Toddler

East St. Louis Woman Killed in Front of Toddler

EAST ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The St. Louis Major Case Squad has been called into investigate the killing of a young mother in front of her toddler early Tuesday morning. In a release from the Major Case Squad, East St. Louis police were called to a home in the 12-hundred block of Market in East St. Louis about…

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Humane Society Rescues 26 Dogs from Hoarding Situation

Humane Society Rescues 26 Dogs from Hoarding Situation

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) 26 dogs from southwestern Missouri are in the care of the Humane Society today after the society’s animal cruelty task force rescued them from a hoarding situation. Police in Seneca, Missouri, had called the Humane Society of Missouri last week. The task force rescued the dogs yesterday and brought them to their St.…

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Search Continues For Suspect In Missouri Police Officer’s Death

Search Continues For Suspect In Missouri Police Officer’s Death

CLINTON, Mo. (AP) -The manhunt continues for the suspect in the killing of a western Missouri police officer. State, county and city law enforcement officers are searching for 39-year-old Ian McCarthy, who is charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Clinton police Officer Gary Michael late Sunday. Michael was killed during a traffic…

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Audit Shows Former Missouri Governor Nixon Overspent On Office

Audit Shows Former Missouri Governor Nixon Overspent On Office

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – An audit shows former Democratic Missouri Governor Jay Nixon spent $2.2 million more on his office than what lawmakers budgeted for and used taxpayer dollars for personal food and security costs. Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office released a report Monday that says Nixon exceeded lawmaker-approved spending on his office, flights,…

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Today’s Elections Seek Tax Increases

Today’s Elections Seek Tax Increases

(St. Louis) – KTRS The city of St. Louis doesn’t have any issues on today’s ballot but residents of St. Ann, Overland, Greendale, Moline Acres, and Bel-Ridge can decide if those communities should enact tax increases. Proposals to raise sales taxes, property taxes and use taxes are tied to issues such as road improvements and…

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Audit Slams Gov. Nixon Over $2.2 Million in Expenses for Office

Audit Slams Gov. Nixon Over $2.2 Million in Expenses for Office

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) An audit says former Democratic Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon spent $2.2 million more on his office than what lawmakers budgeted for and used taxpayer dollars for personal food and security costs. Democratic Auditor Nicole Galloway’s office released a report Monday that says Nixon exceeded lawmaker-approved spending on his office, flights, mansion and security…

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All Clear at Concordia Seminary Following Lockdown Due to Suspicious Package

All Clear at Concordia Seminary Following Lockdown Due to Suspicious Package

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Clayton police gave the all-clear for Concordia Seminary Monday afternoon after investigators determined a suspicious package that was mailed to the seminary was not a threat. Several buildings at the Seminary were evacuated and the campus was on lockdown during the investigation. After the all-clear was given, Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer said all students, faculty and staff were safe…

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Over 100 St. Louis Businesses Supporting Save The Raise Campaign

Over 100 St. Louis Businesses Supporting Save The Raise Campaign

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  St. Louis’ “Save The Raise” campaign continues to gain support. During a news conference on Monday in south St. Louis, it was announced that more than 100 city owned businesses plan to keep the $10 an hour minimum wage.  Jason Deem, who owns several businesses along Cherokee Street, including “South Side…

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Two Killed In Separate North City Shootings

Two Killed In Separate North City Shootings

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Two people are dead in separate shootings in north St. Louis. Police say the first shooting happened around 11 p.m. Sunday in the 5900 of Shulte, where a man was gunned down. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. At just after 1 a.m. Monday, another man was fatally shot in the…

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One Dead, Four Injured In Overnight House Fire In O’Fallon

One Dead, Four Injured In Overnight House Fire In O’Fallon

O’Fallon, MO  (KTRS)  One person is dead and four are injured after a fire broke out at a home in St. Charles County. Firefighters responded to the burning O’Fallon home on Country Life Drive around 1 a.m. Monday. Fire officials say a woman’s body was found inside of the home after firefighters brought the fire…

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Missouri Cuts Funding For Prison Education Programs

Missouri Cuts Funding For Prison Education Programs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The day after Gov. Eric Greitens advocated increasing education and job training programs for inmates, he signed a budget that cut $1.4 million from Missouri Department of Corrections rehabilitation programs, with most of the reduction coming in education programs. In a June 29 Facebook post, Greitens said programs that help…

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Illinois Prepares For Total Solar Eclipse

Illinois Prepares For Total Solar Eclipse

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) _ Illinois Department of Transportation officials say efforts are underway to make sure traffic keeps moving and roadways are safe during the upcoming solar eclipse. The Carbondale area in southern Illinois is in the path of a total eclipse on Aug. 21. The rest of Illinois will see a partial eclipse. IDOT…

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Body Found In Missouri River In St. Charles

Body Found In Missouri River In St. Charles

St. Charles, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating after a body was found floating in the Missouri River in St. Charles. Investigators say the discovery was made Saturday afternoon near Frontier Park. There’s no word on how the body ended up in the river. The identity of the victim hasn’t been released.

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Missouri Lieutenant Governor Alone Takes Lobbyist Gifts

Missouri Lieutenant Governor Alone Takes Lobbyist Gifts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s lieutenant governor is the only statewide elected official who has accepted gifts so far this year, Missouri Ethics Commission data shows. Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson from southwestern Missouri’s Bolivar has received meals and gifts worth $2,752 in the six months since he took office in January, the St.…

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Kurt Warner Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Kurt Warner Inducted Into Pro Football Hall of Fame.

CANTON, Ohio (AP) — The rags-to-riches tale of Kurt Warner has taken him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The quarterback who went from grocery store worker to winning two NFL MVP awards and one league title, reinvigorating two moribund franchises along the way, was inducted into the shrine Saturday night. “People say Hollywood couldn’t…

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Ellisville Sergeant Receives Top Honors

Ellisville Sergeant Receives Top Honors

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS) An area police officer is being recognized for her dedication with the DARE program. Ellisville Police Sergeant Nancy Walker  was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Missouri DARE Officer Conference on Thursday. In 1989, Sgt. Walker served in the very first Missouri DARE training class “DARE Officer Training Class…

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Update: AMBER Alert Canceled For Missing Toddler

Update: AMBER Alert Canceled For Missing Toddler

Kansas City, MO  (KTRS)  Police say the toddler who was the subject of an AMBER Alert has been found unharmed. Two year-old Jace Brunt was found Friday night with the two suspects, who are now in police custody. There’s no word on any charges. Earlier Story: Kansas City, MO (KTRS)  An AMBER Alert is in…

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Suspicious Package At IRS Building In Kansas City Sickens 10

Suspicious Package At IRS Building In Kansas City Sickens 10

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A division of the Department of Homeland Security has opened an investigation after a suspicious package in the mailroom sickened about 10 people at the sprawling IRS building in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The Federal Protective Services, which responds to terrorism and criminal acts against U.S. government infrastructure, opened the…

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Woman Arrested in Bank Drive-Thru Armed Robbery

Woman Arrested in Bank Drive-Thru Armed Robbery

WENTZVILLE (KTRS) A woman whom Wentzville police say held up a customer at a Commerce Bank … at knifepoint in the drive-thru lane … has been arrested and charged in the incident. St. Charles County Prosecutor has filed charges of first degree robbery and armed criminal action against 28-year-old Rachael Lay of the 8800 block of…

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ACLU Joins Critics of Missouri Discrimination Law

ACLU Joins Critics of Missouri Discrimination Law

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The ACLU has now joined critics of Missouri’s new law that critics say makes it tougher for employee to file discrimination claims. The ACLU of Eastern Missouri calls Missouri’s new discrimination law a Jim Crow law that is says effectively guts the Missouri Human Rights Act. Meanwhile, the St. Louis County branch of…

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Max reviews The Dark Tower!

Hear Max’s review of The Dark Tower, the latest adaptation of the work of Stephen King.

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183 St. Louis Teachers Retirement-Eligible Under New Law

183 St. Louis Teachers Retirement-Eligible Under New Law

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A new Missouri law has made 183 St. Louis teachers eligible for retirement, though the district’s top administrator and union members don’t expect an exodus of teachers. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the school district is sending teachers a letter signed by Superintendent Kelvin Adams and the American Federation of…

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Missouri’s Tax Free Weekend Underway

Missouri’s Tax Free Weekend Underway

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Missouri’s Tax Free Weekend is underway. Shoppers are expected to flock to retailers throughout the weekend for back to school shopping. Certain back-to-school items, such as clothing, school supplies, and computers are exempt from sales tax this weekend. There are some cities not participating in the tax free weekend. You can…

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McCaskill Plan To Help Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas Passes

McCaskill Plan To Help Vets Exposed To Mustard Gas Passes

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A measure headed to President Donald Trump’s desk could help World War II veterans exposed to mustard gas by the military, Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill said Thursday. The measure, which the Senate passed as part of another bill to expand college aid for military veterans, would require the Veterans Affairs…

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Lawsuit Challenges St. Charles County’s Drug Program

Lawsuit Challenges St. Charles County’s Drug Program

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A nonprofit group and two St. Charles County residents are suing the county over its prescription drug monitoring program. Carl Bearden, executive director of United for Missouri, said in a news release Thursday that the drug monitoring program violates citizens’ right to privacy and against unreasonable searches and seizures. St.…

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Explore St. Louis President Asks NAACP to Rescind Travel Advisory

Explore St. Louis President Asks NAACP to Rescind Travel Advisory

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The head of Explore St. Louis is asking the NAACP to rescind its recent travel advisory about people visiting Missouri. In issuing its advisory this past week, the NAACP cited recent passage of a state law that critics say makes it tougher for employees to sue employers over discrimination claims. In a statement, the…

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Former Kinloch Officials Plead Guilty to Embezzling from Fire District

Former Kinloch Officials Plead Guilty to Embezzling from Fire District

KINLOCH (KTRS) Sentencing is set for October for two former Kinloch city officials … a husband and wife … who have pleaded guilty to stealing from the Kinloch Fire Protection District. According to the U-S Attorney’s office, former Kinloch mayor and fire chief Darren Small and his wife, Jayna Small, who was the president of the…

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St. Louis County Man Convicted In Multi-State Marijuana Plot

St. Louis County Man Convicted In Multi-State Marijuana Plot

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis County man is facing a decade to life in prison after being convicted of playing a leading role in a drug plot that authorities say brought more than a ton of marijuana to St. Louis and Boston. A federal jury found 31-year-old Thomas G. Anderson Jr. of St.…

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Braggin’ Rights Set for Christmas Weekend

Braggin’ Rights Set for Christmas Weekend

COLUMBIA, Mo. – Excitement may reach an all-time high for the 37th Annual Bud Light Braggin’ Rights Game, which now has a date on the calendar. The yearly contest between Mizzou Men’s Basketball and Illinois is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 23, and will once again take place inside the Scottrade Center in St. Louis. First-year…

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Actions Of Stockley And His Colleagues Questioned At Trial

Actions Of Stockley And His Colleagues Questioned At Trial

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A prosecutor at the second day of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley’s murder trial is questioning Stockley’s actions, and those of his colleagues, on the day of the killing. Stockley, who is white, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Anthony Lamar Smith in 2011. Smith, a…

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Hawley Plans Exploratory Committee To Challenge McCaskill

Hawley Plans Exploratory Committee To Challenge McCaskill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is taking a first step toward entering the race for U.S. Senate. Hawley spokesman Scott Paradise on Wednesday confirmed the Republican will launch an exploratory committee this week for a possible challenge to Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill. Big-name Missouri Republicans and donors coalesced around…

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Hazelwood Lifeguards Awarded for Saving Woman’s Life

Hazelwood Lifeguards Awarded for Saving Woman’s Life

HAZELWOOD (KTRS) At a ceremony Wednesday night at the regular meeting of the Hazelwood City Council, the Hazelwood “Life-Saving Award” was presented to several lifeguards who played key roles in saving the life of a woman who went into cardiac arrest a couple of weeks ago at the Hazelwood Aquatic Center. Her condition was heat-related.…

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Metro East Authorities Capture Carjacking Suspects

Metro East Authorities Capture Carjacking Suspects

BELLEVILLE, IL (KTRS) St. Clair County authorities say two suspects are in custody in connection with a carjacking there last night. It began Monday night about 11:30 in the 2600 Block of Eastview Drive in Belleville. The sheriff’s department says the victim, a 23 year old woman from Belleville, had her car taken from her at…

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Once Too Hot, St. Louis Jail Now Called Too Cold By Inmates

Once Too Hot, St. Louis Jail Now Called Too Cold By Inmates

St. Louis, MO  (AP)  Inmates at the St. Louis jail known as the City Workhouse are now too cold after temporary air conditioning units were brought in amid complaints that the jail was too hot. With temperatures topping 100 degrees last month, many inmates in the jail complained about unbearable heat, even prompting protests outside…

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One Dead, Another Hospitalized Following Overnight Shooting In North City

One Dead, Another Hospitalized Following Overnight Shooting In North City

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  One person is dead and another is hospitalized following an overnight shooting in north St. Louis. Police say the victims were in a vehicle along Dr. Martin Luther King and Whittier when they were gunned down at just after 1 a.m. Wednesday. There’s no word of any arrests or a motive.…

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5 Alarm Fire At A-B Canning Plant In Arnold

5 Alarm Fire At A-B Canning Plant In Arnold

(Arnold) -KTRS About 150 employees of The Metal Container Corporation in Arnold had to be evacuated after the fire started around 7:30 last night. No employees were hurt. The plant makes cans and lids for Anheuser-Busch and soft drink companies. A-B sunk 160-million dollars into expanding the plant last year. Firefighters from Festus, High Ridge,…

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Ruling Means Rams May Owe $352,000 To State Of Missouri

Ruling Means Rams May Owe $352,000 To State Of Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Rams are long gone from St. Louis, but they still may owe more than $350,000 in taxes to the state of Missouri. The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday reversed a ruling from an administrative hearing that determined the NFL team did not have to pay state sales tax on…

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Witness Claims Man Shot By Officer Was Unarmed

Witness Claims Man Shot By Officer Was Unarmed

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who was with Anthony Lamar Smith on the day he was killed by a St. Louis police officer says he believes Smith was unarmed. Jason Stockley’s first-degree murder trial began Tuesday. The white former officer is accused of fatally shooting Smith, who was black, in December 2011. Stockley and his…

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Kroenke, Rams May Still Owe Missouri $352,000 in Taxes

Kroenke, Rams May Still Owe Missouri $352,000 in Taxes

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The Rams are long gone from St. Louis, but they still may owe more than $350,000 in taxes to the state of Missouri.  The Missouri Supreme Court has reversed a ruling from an administrative hearing that determined the NFL team did not have to pay state sales tax on a special city entertainment fee…

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Attorney General Josh Hawley Files Motion Against Backpage.com

Attorney General Josh Hawley Files Motion Against Backpage.com

St. Louis, MO (KTRS)  Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley is responding to  Backpage.com’s legal action against him. Recently Backpage.com filed a federal lawsuit against Hawley in an attempt to stop his investigation of the classified website’s alleged involvement with human trafficking. On Tuesday, Hawley filed a motion in St. Louis with the U.S. District Court…

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New Capitol Showdown Looms Over Illinois School Funding Plan

New Capitol Showdown Looms Over Illinois School Funding Plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is expected to use his veto power to remove some money for Chicago Public Schools from a school funding bill – a move that could jeopardize funding for Illinois’ roughly 850 districts. Democrats on Monday sent to Rauner a school funding overhaul they passed in May but…

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Ex-Washington University Dean Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

Ex-Washington University Dean Pleads Guilty To Child Porn

(St. Louis)-KTRS/AP/St. Louis Post-Dispatch A former dean at Washington University in St. Louis has pleaded guilty in a federal child porn case and could face up to 20 years in prison. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Justin Carroll pleaded guilty Monday to one count of access with intent to view child pornography. Sentencing is…

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Trial Begins Today For Ex-Officer Accused OF Murder

Trial Begins Today For Ex-Officer Accused OF Murder

(St. Louis) – KTRS Prosecutors are not happy with former officer Jason Stockley’s decision to wave a jury trial and instead rely on a judge’s ruling in the case. However they hope dashboard video, witness statements and DNA will lead to Stockley’s conviction for allegedly shooting a black suspect in 2011. 36-year old Stockley is…

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Murder Trial For Former St. Louis Police Officer Begins Tuesday

Murder Trial For Former St. Louis Police Officer Begins Tuesday

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A former St. Louis police officer’s murder trial that begins this week is expected to hinge on videos and DNA evidence that have raised questions about the officer’s actions after the shooting and the weapon recovered by police. Jason Stockley, who’s white, is charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action…

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Ballwin Lady Celebrates 110th Birthday

Ballwin Lady Celebrates 110th Birthday

Ballwin, MO  (KTRS)  Dorothy Hunter of Ballwin has reached a huge milestone. The former school teacher turned 110 years old on Monday, making her the oldest known person in the St. Louis area. To mark the occasion, a birthday party was held at Meramec Bluffs Senior Living Center, where she resides. Over 300 guests attended…

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Imperial Man Wins $10 Million in Missouri Lottery Scratchers Game

Imperial Man Wins $10 Million in Missouri Lottery Scratchers Game

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) David Piper of Imperial thought he won something when he saw his number come up on a Missouri Lottery Scratchers ticket this month – and he did. Piper, an electrician,  won a $10 million prize in the scratch-off game. He opted for the cash payment of $6.8 million rather than 25 annual payments…

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Dan Neitzel – Thrill of the Chase blogn – following the Forrest Fenn treasure hunt

Dan Neitzel – Thrill of the Chase blogn – following the Forrest Fenn treasure hunt

The Fenn Treasure is a treasure reportedly worth over a million dollars supposedly hidden by art dealer and author Forrest Fennin the Rocky Mountains.

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Frank Danzo – Career Networking Pro

Frank Danzo – Career Networking Pro

Frank Danzo of Career Networking Pro is our guest on The Inside this morning. He is giving a free presentation on networking next week.   BEYOND NETWORKING Tuesday, August 8 8:30 am – 11:30 AM   BEYONDNETWORKING-STL.org   Salem United Methodist Church 1200 S. Lindbergh  63131   No cost to attend

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Don Barnes of .38 Special

Don Barnes of .38 Special

Richard Donald “Don” Barnes is an American rock vocalist and guitarist and one of the founding members of the Southern rock band 38 Special.

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Missouri American Water, Laclede Gas Team Up for Kirkwood Work

Missouri American Water, Laclede Gas Team Up for Kirkwood Work

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Workers for Missouri American water and Laclede Gas have teamed up to replace pipes damaged by recent flooding beneath the bed of the Meramec River in Kirkwood. Crews welded pipes the week of July 24 and drilling for the new pipeline begins the week of July 31. Brian Russell with Missouri American Water…

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Senate Leader Expected To Send Governor School Funding Bill

Senate Leader Expected To Send Governor School Funding Bill

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) – Illinois Senate President John Cullerton says he’ll send a bill that overhauls how Illinois doles out money to schools to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s desk on Monday. The Republican governor has said he’ll use his amendatory powers to rewrite the bill and send it back to the Senate over objections to funding…

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Missouri Man Kills 2 Young Sons, Then himself

Missouri Man Kills 2 Young Sons, Then himself

MARSHFIELD, Mo. (AP) – Authorities in southwestern Missouri’s Webster County say a recently divorced man killed his two young sons before setting his house on fire and killing himself. KYTV reports that firefighters responding about 2 a.m. Sunday to a reported house fire near Marshfield found the three bodies include a bedroom of the damaged…

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Missouri Banned License Plate List Grows

Missouri Banned License Plate List Grows

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Missouri’s database of banned character combinations on license plates has grown over the past 40 years to include more than 7,000 arrangements of letters and numbers deemed too offensive. State legislators first got involved with personalized license plates in 1977 and the rules for obscene plates have remained the same since…

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One Dead, Another Injured Following Shooting In Ferguson

One Dead, Another Injured Following Shooting In Ferguson

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police in Ferguson are investigating a shooting that killed one person and critically injured another. Ferguson officers who responded to a report of several masked suspects “lurking” about 10 p.m. Friday found two semi-conscious victims of gunshot wounds. One of those victims died a short time later at a hospital. Authorities…

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New York Couple With Ties To St. Louis Die In Apparent Suicide After Jump From Window

New York Couple With Ties To St. Louis Die In Apparent Suicide After Jump From Window

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a Manhattan couple apparently distraught over their finances jumped from the man’s ninth-floor Madison Avenue office window and died. Fifty-three-year-old chiropractor Glenn Scarpelli and his wife Patricia Colant, 50, were found Friday morning. Police say they each had suicide notes that referenced financial problems. Chief of detectives Robert Boyce…

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Man’s Body Found In North St. Louis

Man’s Body Found In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating after the body of a man was found in north St. Louis. Police say the discovery was made Saturday morning along the  5000 block of Wells Avenue. The victim suffered a gunshot wound according to investigators. The victim’s name has not yet been released.

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Hall Of Famer Lou Cancer Free

Hall Of Famer Lou Cancer Free

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Hall of Fame outfielder Lou Brock says he is free of cancer more than three months after the 78-year-old St. Louis Cardinals great announced he had been diagnosed with a type of blood cancer. Brock said in a statement Friday that a doctor’s diagnosis that he had conquered multiple myeloma…

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State Workers In Jefferson City Get Day Off For The Eclipse

State Workers In Jefferson City Get Day Off For The Eclipse

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri state workers in Jefferson City are getting an extra holiday this year — Aug. 21, the day of the solar eclipse. State officials said Friday that with up to 50,000 visitors expected in Jefferson City to see the eclipse from one of the best viewing spots in the nation,…

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Mizzou Fraternity Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Near Fatal Hazing Incident

Mizzou Fraternity Faces Lawsuit Over Alleged Near Fatal Hazing Incident

Columbia, MO  (AP) — A former University of Missouri student is suing a fraternity and its parent organization over an alleged hazing incident he says left him with near-fatal alcohol poisoning while the frat already was on probation for alcohol infractions. Brandon Zingale’s lawsuit filed Thursday in Boone County — home of the Columbia campus…

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Missouri Judges Change Right To Work Referendum Summary

Missouri Judges Change Right To Work Referendum Summary

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri appellate judges are changing the description of a Missouri referendum aimed at repealing right to work Missouri Western District Court of Appeals judges on Friday ruled to switch back to the original summary approved by Republican Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft’s office. A summary is meant to help voters understand…

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Air Pollution Monitoring Program Returns to St. Louis

Air Pollution Monitoring Program Returns to St. Louis

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) Once again, the city of St. Louis has an air pollution monitoring program and soon, two inspectors will patrol construction projects across the city. The law is the result of a yearlong effort by 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer. It gained added momentum when hazardous materials were released into the air from a…

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Driver Sought by Police Involved in Fatal Accident in Florissant

Driver Sought by Police Involved in Fatal Accident in Florissant

FLORISSANT, MO (KTRS) St. Louis County police say a man who fled police after an officer tried to pull him over was later involved in a fatal accident in Florissant. No names have yet been released. County police say it began about noon Friday when police spotted a car they considered suspicious in Florissant. An officer…

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Max reviews Atomic Blonde!

Hear Max’s review of the new spy thriller starring Charlize Theron, Atomic Blonde.

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Tim Meadows will be at the Funny Bone for shows today and tomorrow.

One of the longest-running cast member in the history of Saturday Night Live, the easygoing funnyman has crafted some of the series’ most enduring characters in his nine-year stint on the popular late-night comedy staple. Meadows is best known as self-proclaimed Ladies’ Man Leon Phelps and as early morning talk show host Lionel Osborne, as well as uncanny impressions…

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St. Louisan comes 10th in the 21th Anniversary Hooters International Swimsuit Pageant in Las Vegas.

Amanda is a hardworking Midwestern girl. She enjoys helping out her dad on their farm. When she’s not picking up trays of chicken wings or bales of hay, you can find Amanda hiking, four wheeling or working out. If it’s Sunday, you’ll find her teaching Sunday School to preschoolers at her hometown church. Amanda was selected from a…

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Elderly Man Dies Following Fire In University City

Elderly Man Dies Following Fire In University City

University City, MO  (KTRS)  An elderly man is dead following a house fire in University City. Firefighters were called to the burning home on Plymouth Avenue near Pennsylvania at just before 7 p.m. Thursday.  After arriving, firefighters found the 82-year-old victim unresponsive. He was taken to an area hospital, where he died. The victim’s name hasn’t…

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Woman Drowns In Gasconade River

Woman Drowns In Gasconade River

Jerome, MO  (KTRS)  Authorities say a woman has drowned in the Gasconade River in mid-Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports divers recovered the body of 35-year-old Dorca Reyes-Deleon, of St. Robert, on Thursday afternoon near the railroad bridge over the river in the Phelps County town of Jerome. Reyes-Deleon had been swimming with a…

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Man Shot On I-70 In St. Louis Over The Weekend Dies

Man Shot On I-70 In St. Louis Over The Weekend Dies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A car passenger who was shot on Interstate 70 in St. Louis has died, days after the shooting. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Kenneth Woods-Bey of Maryland Heights was riding in a car with three others about 4 a.m. Sunday. Someone pulled alongside and began shooting. Woods-Bey was critically injured…

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NAACP Moves Forward With Missouri Travel Advisory

NAACP Moves Forward With Missouri Travel Advisory

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NAACP is moving forward with a travel advisory warning people to be careful while in Missouri because of a danger that civil rights won’t be respected. Missouri NAACP President Rod Chapel said Thursday that national delegates voted the day before to adopt the advisory, which was put in place…

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Children of Woman Killed in Loy-Lange Box Blast Sue Company

Children of Woman Killed in Loy-Lange Box Blast Sue Company

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The children of a woman who was among four people killed when a steam-filled tank weighing nearly 2,000 pounds (900 kilograms) exploded at Loy-Lange Box Co. in April and flew onto a building are suing the plant. Online court records show that Tonya Gonzalez’s children, Nathan and Nicole Favignano, filed the wrongful death lawsuit…

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Illinois Suspends Rides Similar to Ohio State Fair Ride

Illinois Suspends Rides Similar to Ohio State Fair Ride

SPRINGFIELD, IL (AP) The state of Illinois says it’s suspending the operation of all amusement rides similar to the one involved in a deadly accident at the Ohio State Fair. Amusement rides remained closed at the Ohio fair Thursday, a day after a man was killed and seven other people were injured when a ride broke…

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Andy Cohen talks about his new show “Andy Cohen Live”

Andy Cohen talks about his new show “Andy Cohen Live”

Andrew “Andy” Cohen is an American talk show and radio host, author and producer. Cohen hosts the Bravo nightly series Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. He is the first openly gay host of an American late-night talk show.

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Leonard Adreon – Author of “Hilltop Doc: A Marine Corpsman Fighting Through the Mud and Blood of the Korean War”

After more than 60 years of keeping silent, St. Louis resident and former Marine corpsman Leonard Adreon has decided to write a memoir about one of the bloodiest wars in American history.

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Is The Free Internet, As We Know It…..Doomed?

Is The Free Internet, As We Know It…..Doomed?

Cory Doctorow is a Canadian-British blogger, journalist, and science fiction author who serves as co-editor of the blog Boing Boing. He is an activist in favour of liberalising copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books. Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, and post-scarcity economics.

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Remains Of Soldier MIA To Be Returned To Illinois Hometown

Remains Of Soldier MIA To Be Returned To Illinois Hometown

Harrisburg, IL  (KTRS)  The remains of a fallen soldier from Illinois will finally return home. Army Reserve Corporal Edward Borders died in 1951 while he was a prisoner of war in North Korea. His remains will be flown on Thursday to St. Louis, where he will have an escort by Patriot Guard riders to his…

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Man Shot To Death In North St. Louis

Man Shot To Death In North St. Louis

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  A man is dead following a shooting in north St. Louis. Police say the victim was gunned down along the 1800 block of Warren around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. There’s no word of any arrests or a motive. The victim’s name hasn’t been released. This latest killing brings the St. Louis murder…

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Portions Of Wentzville Under Boil Order

Portions Of Wentzville Under Boil Order

(Wentzville) – KTRS In Wentzville, a water tower malfunction has prompted city officials to issue a boil order. Areas impacted include Whisper Creek, Stone Meadows, Carlton Glen, Peruque Valley Estates, Boulder Ridge, Manors at Quail Ridge and Quail Ridge Park. Residents should boil tap water for 3 minutes before drinking, cooking or brushing teeth until…

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High Dollar Gas Station Robbery

High Dollar Gas Station Robbery

(Jennings) -KTRS A high dollar heist occurred in broad daylight yesterday when two armed robbers held up the Phillips 66 gas- store in the 9-thousand block of Lewis & Clark in Jennings. St. Louis County police say the robbers went into the store around 1 pm and got away with more than 400-thousand dollars. No…

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Cards’ Bats Pick Up Martinez, Sweep Rockies

Cards’ Bats Pick Up Martinez, Sweep Rockies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Paul DeJong homered and Randal Grichuk had a career-high four hits as the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 10-5 on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep. St. Louis has won four of five while Colorado has lost four of six. DeJong’s two-run shot in the first inning was…

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Governor Greitens Signs New Abortion Regulations Into Law

Governor Greitens Signs New Abortion Regulations Into Law

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens on Wednesday signed a bill that tightens abortion regulations and gives the attorney general new authority to prosecute abortion-law violators. The new Republican governor had called lawmakers back to Jefferson City for a second special session this summer to focus on abortion policy, citing as motivation…

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held For Ferguson Community Empowerment Center

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held For Ferguson Community Empowerment Center

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)   The newly built Ferguson Community Empowerment Center is officially open. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on Wednesday for the Urban League’s over $3 million facility that was constructed on the site where the Quik Trip once stood along West Florissant. The convenience store burned to the ground during the Ferguson riots in 2014…

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SNL writer/actor Kyle Mooney and writer/director Dave McCary join us

Kyle Mooney appears in Brigsby Bear by Dave McCary, an official selection of the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Courtesy of Sundance Institute | photo by Christian Sprenger.

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St. Louis County Council Calls For MetroLink Investigation

St. Louis County Council Calls For MetroLink Investigation

Clayton, MO  (KTRS) The St. Louis County Council approved a resolution Tuesday night to investigate reports that county officers loitered and covered up security cameras during shifts at MetroLink  substations. This action comes after a series of stories appeared in the “St. Louis Post Dispatch.”  The stories were based on public documents obtained from Metro.…

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Three Injured In East St. Louis Apartment Fire

Three Injured In East St. Louis Apartment Fire

East St. Louis, IL  (IL)  An overnight fire at an East St. Louis apartment complex for the elderly and disabled is to blame for injuring three people. The fire broke out on the fourth floor Orr-Weathers Apartment at just after 2 a.m. Wednesday. The building had to be evacuated. Fire officials say residents should be…

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ABC News: After a 51-50 vote in the Senate, how close are Republicans to ending Obamacare?

ABC News: After a 51-50 vote in the Senate, how close are Republicans to ending Obamacare?

ABC News: After a 51-50 vote in the Senate, how close are Republicans to ending Obamacare?

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Ferguson Police Chief Says No Evidence Of Criminal Activity At Ferguson Market

Ferguson Police Chief Says No Evidence Of Criminal Activity At Ferguson Market

Ferguson, MO  (KTRS)  A group of Ferguson residents continue to call for the closing of Ferguson Market,citing criminal activity. However, Ferguson Police Chief Delrish Moss says there has been no credible evidence of any such activity, “We don’t have anything to support that. We’re not the only agency that’s looked into the Ferguson Market and…

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St. Charles Police Seek “Serial Robber”

St. Charles Police Seek “Serial Robber”

(St. Charles) -KTRS Within a span of 14 days St. Charles City Police say the suspect has gone into the banks, handed the tellers a ‘hold up’ note while implying he has a weapon, and fled with unspecified amounts of money. He has hit the First State Bank on Old Highway 94, the Commerce Bank…

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National Urban League Meets In St. Louis

National Urban League Meets In St. Louis

(St. Louis) -KTRS Thousands of visitors descend on the city this week as the 2017 National Urban League Conference gets underway. Those people are expected to drop in the neighborhood of 3-million dollars while they’re here. On top of the short term benefit to the city’s coffers, Kitty Ratcliffe, president of Explore St. Louis, says…

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Bader Delivers in Big League Debut

Bader Delivers in Big League Debut

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Harrison Bader started the day in Memphis and ended it sliding across home plate with the game-winning run for the St. Louis Cardinals in his major league debut. “I don’t know if I’d say I dreamed about that moment, because that would be a little weird, but definitely just saw the…

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Missouri Senate Weighs Prosecution Of Abortion Violations

Missouri Senate Weighs Prosecution Of Abortion Violations

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators weighed Tuesday whether the state’s attorney general should have total authority to prosecute abortion law violations or only if local prosecutors refuse to act. The question of prosecutorial powers is among several differences between the Senate version of the abortion bill and a stricter House version, which Republican…

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President Trump Says He’s Very Disappointed In AG Sessions

President Trump Says He’s Very Disappointed In AG Sessions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says that he is “very disappointed” in Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview Tuesday that he has not made up his mind as to whether to fire his longtime ally. He told the newspaper he is “looking” at the possibility of firing the former…

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Former Ferguson Police Chief Thomas Jackson

Former Police Chief Thomas Jackson talks about his new book “Policing Ferguson, Policing America”

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DIRTY WARS AND POLISHED SILVER” The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix

DIRTY WARS AND POLISHED SILVER” The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix

Lynda Schuster is a former foreign correspondent for The Wall Street Journal and The Christian Science Monitor, who has reported from Central and South America, Mexico, the Middle East, and Africa. Her writing has appeared in Granta, Utne Reader, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Times Magazine, among other. She lives in Pittsburgh with…

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Mistaken Identity: Suspects Charged in Errant Attack on Metro East Family

Mistaken Identity: Suspects Charged in Errant Attack on Metro East Family

COLLINSVILLE, IL (KTRS) In a case of mistaken identity that almost turned fatal, three Metro east men are in custody today and charged in an assault on a family that was coming home after an evening out. St. Clair Sheriff’s Deputies say the family had just come home in the State Park area of Collinsville July…

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Shooting Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy Being Called Accidental

Shooting Death Of 10-Year-Old Boy Being Called Accidental

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The shooting death of a 10-year-old boy at the Clinton-Peabody housing complex is being called accidental. Police say Anthony Turner was accidentally shot by his 13-year-old brother at the family’s residence along the 1400 block of Kealty Lane  on Sunday afternoon. The child was pronounced dead at the scene. The brother…

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Governor Rauner Calls School-Funding Special Session

Governor Rauner Calls School-Funding Special Session

CHICAGO (AP)   Governor Bruce Rauner has summoned lawmakers into special session to settle the public education funding issue weeks before the school bell is set to ring. The Republican ordered the House and Representatives and Senate to report to Springfield Wednesday. This was after the Senate missed a noon deadline to send to him…

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Cards Bounce Back, Beat Rockies at Busch

Cards Bounce Back, Beat Rockies at Busch

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Randal Grichuk is riding his longest home run streak in the majors. Grichuk hit a two-run homer, Mike Leake pitched seven scoreless innings and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Colorado Rockies 8-2 on Monday night. Leake’s six-strikeout performance was his best since giving up one run over eight innings against…

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Suspect Dead Following I-55 Police Standoff

Suspect Dead Following I-55 Police Standoff

ARNOLD, Mo. (AP) — Investigators say a motorist who died after a shootout with police along a busy Missouri interstate had threatened to kill co-workers and a relative, and was wearing a bulletproof vest. Jefferson County Sheriff Dave Marshak on Monday identified the driver as 31-year-old Jerrod Kershaw of Pacific, Missouri. He says Kershaw also…

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A/C Units Delivered To City Workhouse Amid Public Outcry

A/C Units Delivered To City Workhouse Amid Public Outcry

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The civil unrest over insufficient air conditioning at the Medium Security Institution seems to have paid off. On Monday, five portable air conditioning units were delivered to the jail, commonly known as the City Workhouse. This was by order of St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson. “I support air conditioning at MSI…

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Missouri Senators Reconvene To Consider Abortion Bill

Missouri Senators Reconvene To Consider Abortion Bill

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have returned to the Capitol for a special session on abortion legislation. Senators met Monday to take up work on a wide-ranging abortion bill. It would impose new regulations on the procedure, including mandatory annual inspections of clinics by the state health department. It would make it a…

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Lawrence Gowan of Styx

Lawrence Henry Gowan is a Scottish-born Canadian musician. Gowan has been both a solo artist and the current lead vocalist and keyboardist of the band Styx since May 1999. His musical style is usually classified in the category of progressive rock

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Suspect in I-55 Standoff Dead, SB I-55 Traffic Remains Stalled

Suspect in I-55 Standoff Dead, SB I-55 Traffic Remains Stalled

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The suspect in a standoff with Jefferson County deputies who reportedly fired at officers during a chase on I-55 at I-270 this morning is dead. St. Louis County police released a statement saying the incident began around 9 this morning when a vehicle ran off the road near the intersection of Interstate 55…

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Child Fatally Shot At Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex

Child Fatally Shot At Clinton-Peabody Housing Complex

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  Police are investigating the shooting death of a child at the Clinton-Peabody housing complex over the weekend. Police say the 10-year-old boy was shot late Sunday afternoon in the 1400 block of Kealty Lane. The child died after being transported to the hospital. Investigators are trying to determine if it was…

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Taxi Driver Held In Fatal Shooting Of Passenger

Taxi Driver Held In Fatal Shooting Of Passenger

(St. Louis) -KTRS St. Louis county police are investigating a taxi driver’s claim that he shot a passenger in self defense. Police responded to a call around 1 this morning to eastbound 70 and Jennings Station Road where they found a 48-year old man shot dead in the back of a taxi minivan. The 70…

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Inmates To Get Air Conditioning

Inmates To Get Air Conditioning

(St. Louis) -KTRS About 150 protesters showed up Friday night to support inmates who have been complaining about the lack of air conditioning at the jail, commonly called the workhouse, where the majority of those incarcerated are awaiting further court procedures. By the next morning, St. Louis mayor Lyda Krewson announced that portable cooling units…

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Ex-Administrator Charged In Theft From Chesterfield Clinic

Ex-Administrator Charged In Theft From Chesterfield Clinic

CHESTERFIELD, Mo. (AP) — The former administrator of a Chesterfield pediatric clinic is charged with stealing more than $115,000 from the firm. Becky Ann York was charged Thursday with felony counts of identity theft and receiving stolen property. York was the office administrator for the St. Louis Pediatric Associates in Chesterfield. The charges allege that between…

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Eclipse Expected To Draw Hundreds Of Thousands To Missouri

Eclipse Expected To Draw Hundreds Of Thousands To Missouri

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of visitors are expected to trek to Missouri next month, all to soak in less than three minutes of darkness. A total solar eclipse really isn’t that rare — one occurs every 1-3 years when passage of the moon completely blocks the sun, casting a shadow on Earth.…

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Thousands Without Power Following Overnight Storms

Thousands Without Power Following Overnight Storms

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  About 50,000 Ameren customers  are without power on Sunday following the overnight storms. The storms knocked out power to customers on both sides of the river. Most of the outages are in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. The outage comes after the dangerous heat wave. Saturday hit a record setting…

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City Workhouse Conditions Draws Attention From National Activists

City Workhouse Conditions Draws Attention From National Activists

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  The concerns over the conditions at the St. Louis City Workhouse is drawing attention from activists outside of the St. Louis area. Local activists have joined forces with a coalition of national organizations to launched a national bail fundraising effort. Organizers are doing so in response to the jail’s lack of…

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Protesters And Police Clash During Protest Outside Of City Workhouse

Protesters And Police Clash During Protest Outside Of City Workhouse

St. Louis, MO  (KTRS)  About 150 protesters demonstrated outside of the St. Louis Workhouse Friday night over the conditions at the jail. The protesters voiced concerns over the lack of air conditioning at the jail. They also claim the jail has a mold and rodent problem. The protested resulted in a stand off with police,…

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St. Louis Inmate Charged In Beating That Critically Injured Cellmate

St. Louis Inmate Charged In Beating That Critically Injured Cellmate

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis jail inmate has been charged in a beating that left his cellmate hospitalized in critical condition. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 26-year-old Anthony Bell is charged with first-degree assault in the July 15 attack at the St. Louis Justice Center. Court records say his cellmate, 27-year-old Harold…

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Heat Wave Leads to Water Main Breaks Across Region

Heat Wave Leads to Water Main Breaks Across Region

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) The heat is causing problems for the local infrastructure as water main breaks have become more common. A water main break is causing problems for several businesses and commercial buildings in downtown St. Louis. Water gushed into the street Friday after a 36-inch main broke near 13th Street and Convention Plaza. Some residents…

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St. Louis Firefighters Pay Last Respects to Capt. John Kemper

St. Louis Firefighters Pay Last Respects to Capt. John Kemper

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) It was a sea of blue as firefighters lined up Friday to say goodbye to one of their own. Capt. John Kemper was gravely injured while battling a fire on the fourth of July. Kemper was one of four firefighters hospitalized while fighting those fires. He was released from the hospital a few days…

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Max interviews Fred Seibert about Castlevania!

Hear Max’s interview with animation pioneer Fred Seibert of www.Frederator.com about his producing role on Netflix’s new animated adaptation on the video game classic Castlevania!

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Max reviews Dunkirk!

Hear Max’s review of the latest film from Christopher Nolan!

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Max reviews Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets!

Hear Max’s review of the latest film from Luc Besson!

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Carney Flashback – Buzz Aldrin

Buzz Aldrin is an American engineer and former astronaut. As the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11, he was one of the first two humans to land on the Moon, and the second person to walk on it.

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Maxine Clark – Delmar Divine

Maxine Clark – Delmar Divine

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch- “A partnership led by former Build-A-Bear CEO Maxine Clark and a subsidiary of Chicago-based Clayco Inc. plans a $90 million rehab that will turn the old St. Luke’s Hospital on Delmar Boulevard into apartments and collaborative office space designed for nonprofit organizations.”

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Steve Guttenberg

Steve Guttenberg

Steven Guttenberg is an American actor, comedian, author, businessman, producer, and director. He starred in 1984’s Police Academy, and went on to perform in lead roles in Hollywood films of the 1980s, including Cocoon, Three Men and a Baby, and Short Circuit.

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Investigation Into Officer-Involved Shooting After Suspect Shot Dead

Investigation Into Officer-Involved Shooting After Suspect Shot Dead

ST. LOUIS (KTRS) St. Louis County police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that left a Creve Coeur man dead after he allegedly pointed a gun at officers who were chasing him. The man who was shot is identified as 27-year-old Isaiah Perkins of Creve Coeur. It happened just before 9 pm in the 6100 block of…

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Gov. Greitens Restores Funding Cuts Made to Foster Care Families

Gov. Greitens Restores Funding Cuts Made to Foster Care Families

JEFFERSON CITY (AP) Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens says he’ll stop funding cuts for foster-care families that he approved earlier this year. In a Thursday Facebook post, Gov. Greitens said cutting aid to families who care for foster children was not his intention. Greitens last month signed a budget that included an across-the-board 1.5 percent cut in…

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