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Train derailment causes road closures in southwest city

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 09:21 Published in Local News
A Burlington Northern train that derailed in southwest St. Louis city this morning is causing road closures in the area as officials and railroad accident crews figure out what happened and how to clean it up.  Fox2 News reports at least a dozen cars are involved in the accident which is at I-44 and Wellington near Arsenal and McCausland.  No injuries are reported, but St. Louis policehave closed the road at Ellendale and Wellington and at Wabash and Tholozon in both directions. The closures could last until 6 o'clock this evening.  Equipment has been moved into the area to help get the train cars back on the tracks. 
 

Women encouraged to follow farming dreams

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 06:48 Published in Local News

BOLIVAR, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri Extension is offering a farm management course geared to women.

The series of six classes begins March 3 at the Springfield-Greene County Botanical Center in southwest Missouri.

The courses are part of Annie's Project, a program that started in Illinois in 2003 and has since spread to other states. The program is named for an Illinois woman who ran a farm and raised six children in the 1950s.

Topics to be covered include farm record-keeping and taxes, business plans, pasture rental contracts, titling property and estate planning.

MU Extension specialists and guest speakers will teach the course, which is limited to the first 25 women who register.

Dog rescuer enters not guilty plea

Wednesday, 22 January 2014 06:41 Published in Local News
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) - An eastern Missouri woman, who lied about where she found a lost dog to ensure that a shelter wouldn't turn it away, has pleaded not guilty.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 34-year-old Jessica Dudding of Lincoln County entered the plea Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of filing a false police report. Her trial is February 19.
Dudding found the yellow Lab tied to a pipe in a vacant lot two days after Christmas.
Lincoln County has no facility for strays and a deputy suggested she take the dog to Wentzville. He said he wasn't sure if Wentzville would take in a dog that wasn't found locally.
Dudding told Wentzville police she found the animal in Wentzville. Her lie was revealed after the dog's owner came forward.

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