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UPDATE: Missing Belleville boy found safe

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:25 Published in Local News

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - UPDATE: Good news for a Belleville father, his 11-year-old son has been found safe.

 

A SARAA Alert was issued Wednesday morning for DeAngelo Lopez. Police say DeAngelo's mother took the boy sometime on Sunday. DeAngelo's father has full custody, but he let the boy visit his mother.

 

Police say that both DeAngelo and his mother are at Belleville police headquarters. 

EARLIER:Belleville Police are asking for the public's help to find a boy they believe was taken by his non-custodial mother.

 

 Police issued a SARAA Alert this morning for 11-year-old DeAngelo Lopez.  Police say the boy's father had let the child's mother, 30-year-old Coreen Lopez, take him for a visit on Sunday, April 20.  Neither she nor the boy have been heard from since.  DeAngelo Lopez is described as black, 4-foot-11, 80-pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.  He has a black mark on his lower lip and a half-inch scar on the back of his head.  He was last seen wearing Khaki shorts and a white tee shirt.

 

 Coreen Lopez was driving a burgundy Kia Optima with Illinois tags and may have headed to St. Louis.  Anyone with information is urged to call Belleville Police.

Universities examine bans of 'selfies' at graduations

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 10:22 Published in Local News

St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - It may be coming to a college near you.......with graduation season upon us, bans on selfies are being suggested.

 

Two universities are the latest to follow what could become a trend. Bryant University in Rhode Island and the University of South Florida are both requesting that graduates keep their smart phones in their pockets when receiving their diplomas. University officials are concerned that students taking pictures while on stage will back up the proceedings.

Boeing sends request for voluntary layoffs

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:36 Published in Local News
St. Louis, MO (KTRS) - It appears Boeing is looking to shed jobs in St. Louis.
 
 
An internal letter to employees surfaced Tuesday. In the letter, the aerospace giant said they need to trim another $2.1 billion in expenses to stay competitive. In order to meet this goal, Boeing is asking for the voluntary resignation of some non-union employees.
 
In response to the letter leaking,Boeing released a statement that said in part, "This is an option employees have requested in the past and provides the enterprise with another means toward better affordability for the customers of our products in a highly-competitive marketplace. We are committed to work with our customers to ensure continued quality and performance during this transition as employees volunteer for layoff.”
 
The letter offering voluntary layoffs was sent to more than 10,000 employees. 

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