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Another bank inside grocery store robbed

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 01:28 Published in Local News

   A possible serial bank robber may be targeting banks inside area grocery stores.  

   Richmond Heights Police say a man held up the US Bank inside the Schnucks Store on Clayton Road about 6:30 Tuesday evening.  Police said the suspect showed the teller a threatening note demanding money and walked out of the store with an unknown amount of cash.

   The suspect is described as a white man, 5'6" to 6' with a thin build.  

   Police believe the man may also be responsible for robbing the First Bank inside a Brentwood Dierberg's on Saturday.  

 

Crestwood residents march over stalled mall

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 00:48 Published in Local News

   Some Crestwood residents say city leaders are dragging their feet on a plan to redevelop the shuttered Crestwood Plaza.  Dozens of people marched from the old mall to City Hall Tuesday to express their concern.

   Developer Centrum Properties wants to turn the site into an entertainment center with a movie theater, bowling alley, restaurants and retail stores.  But their plan calls for $22 million in taxpayer subsidies -- a figure Crestwood Mayor Jeff Schlink says he and many aldermen are not "comfortable" with.

   "If we're going to grant and issue those tax breaks for them," Schlink said, "they're going to have to be done on terms that we feel are reasonable for the city."

   Centrum officials say if they can't work things out, they may have to sell the land one parcel at a time.

 

   NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A federal official has confirmed that a fire has broken out on a blown-out Gulf of Mexico gas well.

   Eileen Angelico of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement confirmed to The Associated Press that the evacuated rig caught fire late Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries.

   The drilling rig involved was evacuated early Tuesday when the blowout occurred.

   Angelico says it wasn't immediately clear what caused the gas to ignite. And it wasn't known what efforts to extinguish the blaze were being made early Wednesday.

   Personnel with Wild Well Control Inc. were at the site to assess how and when to try to bring the well under control.

   

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