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Car dealer Lou Fusz Sr. dies at 94

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:23 Published in Local News

The St. Louisan who built one of the nation's largest automotive networks has died.

Lou Fusz St died from a heart attack at the age of 94 in Palm Beach, Florida. His first auto dealership was opened in Clayton in the early 1950s. His family now runs thirteen car dealerships that employ 900 people.

He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Martha, as well as 10 children, 35 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

Fatal accident along Route 157 in Caseyville

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 16:22 Published in Local News

One person is dead after an accident in Illinois. A pedestrian was hit and killed on Route 157 in Caseyville.

The accident happened around 1:45 this afternoon. Fox 2 reports that a white SUV left the highway and hit a man walking down the road.

The driver was ejected from the vehicle, his condition is not known. The pedestrian died at the scene. 

Man to be sentenced in December for murder of Kirkwood teen

Wednesday, 27 November 2013 14:19 Published in Local News

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) - A 20-year-old man will be sentenced in December after pleading guilty in the shooting death of a St. Louis County teenager.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Nicholas Lunceford pleaded guilty Friday in St. Louis County Court to charges including second-degree murder and armed criminal action in the June 17 death of 18-year-old Brandon Richards. Prosecutors have recommended a 20-year sentence for Lunceford.

Lunceford's sentencing is scheduled for Dec. 13.

Another defendant, 18-year-old Keenan Miller, is also charged in the killing. Police have said Miller was delivering marijuana to Lunceford at his home when Richards was shot. His lawyer did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Richards graduated from Kirkwood High School shortly before his death.

 

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