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St. Clair Co. inmates' escape plot, foiled

Thursday, 20 June 2013 13:04 Published in Local News

Four inmates at the St. Clair County Jail face additional charges after officers uncovered an escape plot.

Correctional officers started investigating after they heard rumors about an plan to escape by some inmates. During a surprise search of the suspected inmates' cells, authorities found a hole in the ceiling. The inmates were all designated as an extreme escape risk.

The four suspects are in jail on charges ranging from murder to manufacturing meth.

St. Louis County Police officer crashes into KFC

Thursday, 20 June 2013 11:29 Published in Local News

A St. Louis County police officer is in the hospital after she crashed into a KFC.

Police say the officer was responding to a call when her car was clipped by another driver. The cruiser crashed into a nearby KFC restaurant. The officer suffered a broken ankle, but is expected to be okay. Employees were inside the business when the accident happened, but none were injured.

Police say the officer had her lights and sirens on when the accident happened. The driver who hit the officer stayed at the scene.

The accident happened near Bellefontaine and Larrimore in North County.

St. Louis-based Express Scripts is looking to add 1,500 jobs over the next five years.

The company says the hiring will coincide with work on a $56 million expansion to the North County campus. An Express Scripts told the Post-Dispatch that the company now handles prescription services for 100 million Americans and the growth is necessary to handle the increased business.

The hiring is not a done deal, it is contingent upon state and local tax incentives.

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