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Susan Smith-Harmon

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   NEW YORK (AP) — Rescue workers are using back hoes and a bulldozer to search for any victims still buried after an explosion demolished two Manhattan buildings. Meanwhile, questions are swirling about the gas leak that triggered the blast and whether complaints about gas odors had been ignored.
   The explosion Wednesday morning killed at least six people and injured more than 60, with searchers still trying to locate others. At the site on Park Avenue and 116th Street, thermal imaging cameras are being used to identify heat spots — bodies or pockets of fire.
   City officials say searches of the street are complete and no victims have been found there. Workers initially were hampered from fully accessing the building space because of a sinkhole caused by a subsurface water main break.

STL Co. man gets nearly 5 years for sex trafficking

Thursday, 13 March 2014 03:46 Published in Local News
   ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for transporting five female victims for prostitution purposes between Missouri and five other states.
   Federal prosecutors say 45 year old Barry Wimberly of Hazelwood pleaded guilty in December to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution. He was sentenced Wednesday.
   Court documents show that Wimberly operated a prostitution business, transporting women for sex between Missouri and Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia and Florida.
 

Search for U City shooting suspect underway

Thursday, 13 March 2014 02:48 Published in Local News
   University City Police are looking for a man connected to a fatal shooting Wednesday morning.
   Investigators say about 8:30 a.m, two women were shot inside their home in the 8200 block of Paramount Drive near Fogerty Park.  One of the women died.  The other is hospitalized in serious condition.  Children who were in the home at the time of the shooting weren't hurt.  The names of the victims haven't been released.
   University City Police Captain Michael Ransom says they believe the women knew the suspect and let him into the home.
   Police are now looking for 48 yr. old Joseph Leroy Price. He's described as a black male, just over 5' 10" tall and weighing 180 lbs. Price is known to drive a 1984 blue Chevrolet pick-up truck with Missouri license plate OFT197.
   Police say Price should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the University City Police Department at 314-725-2211, contact local police or call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.

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