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Thursday, 24 April 2014 03:14

UPDATE: Missing So. County teen home safe

   A South County teen who had been the subject of an Endangered Person Advisory is home safe.  
   St. Louis County Police had issued the advisory Wednesday night when 16 year old Blake Graham disappeared after arguing with his family and threatening suicide.  
   Police canceled the advisory about 4 a.m. Thursday, saying the teen had returned home overnight.
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   A teenager from St. Genevieve is dead and two others are injured after an accident Sunday night in South St. Louis County.  The crash happened just after 7:00 p.m. on southbound I-55 just north of Highway 61.  

   The Missouri Highway Patrol reports that 17 year old Danielle Pfaff was killed when the Pontiac Grand Am she was driving left the highway and struck a tree.  Pfaff was pronounced dead at the scene.  

   A 16 year old girl was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Creve Couer with serious injuries.  A 15 year old girl was taken by ambulance to Mercy Jefferson Hospital with moderate injuries.  

   It's not clear what caused Pfaff to lose control of her car. 

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   Two brothers are facing charges for burglarizing a Brentwood sewing store, but police suspect the pair in nearly three dozen business break-ins in south St. Louis, South County and Jefferson County since mid-October.  

   Police used GPS tracking to catch Joseph and Mark Been after spotting their car on surveillance video at the scene of several burglaries.  

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the first time undercover detectives followed the brothers was last week when the pair was tracked to a business where a cash register was stolen.  Kirkwood police then stopped the brothers' car and arrested them.  

   More charges are expected.

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   South County Republican Tony Pousosa plans to run for St. Louis County Executive in 2014.  The Green Park alderman announced his candidacy Tuesday night.  

   County Councilman Steve Stenger had announced last month that he will challenge incumbent Charlie Dooley for the Democratic nomination.  

   That could set up a rematch between Pousosa and Stenger.  Pousosa unsuccessfully challenged Stenger for his 6th district council seat in 2012. 

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Crews still on the scene of a fire at a south St. Louis County recycling center.

Fire officials closed down an exit from I-55 to Bayless so they could battle the flames. At its peak, the the fire was a four alarm blaze. Workers evacuated the facility.

No word on any injuries and still no word on what started the fire.

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   A state representative is working with a group of South County residents to halt construction of a subsidized senior housing complex in their neighborhood.  

   St. Louis County Councilman Steve Stenger says four public hearings were held before the County Council approved the three-story, 45 -unit building and 37 parking spaces on an acre and a half site in the 6000 block of Telegraph Road.  

   Hundreds of Oakville residents gathered at St. Paul's United Church of Christ Wednesday evening to discuss the project.  Most say they were never told about any hearings.  

   State Representative Marsha Haefner says that's a problem. "The biggest issue is the lack of transparency," Haefner said.  "And putting such a large complex on such a small site."

   Haefner says she believes citizens can request new hearings if it can be proven that proper notification procedures were not followed.

 

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   A Powerball player in the St. Louis area will soon have a fatter wallet.  That's because a $1 million winning ticket was sold at a South County liquor store.  

   While no one won matched all six numbers to win Wednesday's $360 million  jackpot, Missouri Lottery officials say a ticket matching all five white balls was sold at Telegraph Liquors in the 5600 block of Telegraph Road.   That ticket is worth $1 million.  

   A $10,000 ticket was also sold at a QuikTrip in Ellisville.  

   Since there was no big winner Wednesday,  the jackpot for Saturday's drawing has increased to an estimated $550 million.

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Thursday, 04 April 2013 13:47

Man shot in South St. Louis County

A man was found shot in South County this afternoon.

 

Police say the man was found around 12:30 on Old English Road near the River Des Peres. The victim was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

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Some south county drivers may face delays the rest of this week because of railroad work. St. Louis County Highway officials say Ringer Road will be closed between Royal Hills Drive and Viento in Oakdale beginning Tuesday morning at 7:00 a.m. It will remain closed through Friday, March 29.

The closure will allow crews from the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad can make extensive repairs to the crossing.
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Reavis Road is open again after railroad crews worked overnight on the derailment of two cars from a Burlington Northern Santa Fe freight train.

St. Louis County Police say a mechanical problem with a Burlington Northern freight train caused several cars to derail shortly after 8 p.m.

Reavis Road had to be closed between Tesson Ferry and McKenzie in Affton while crews made repairs and got the rail cars back on the track.

There had initially been some concern about a possible leak, but officials say all of the affected cars were empty. And no one was injured.

Officials expect to have Reavis Road back open by 7:00 a.m.
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