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The threat is over.

The manhunt for a suspect wanted in connection with the early morning shooting of two Jefferson County sheriff officers has been shot and killed by police.

Forty year old Sean Nims was being sought after he opened fire on police during a search of a home on Twin Ridge Road in Cedar Hills at about 2 a.m. 

Police responded to what the residents said was an accidental medical alert call. After being given permission to search the home, police encountered the gunman who fled the area on foot after the shooting. Nims had outstanding warrants in the area.

Shortly before 8:30 a.m., police found Nims hiding at the home of a female friend. When confronted, he refused to put down his military assault-style weapon.

The injured officers, meanwhile, were treated at a hospital and released.

 

Child seat safety checks scheduled for Saturday

Thursday, 10 October 2013 09:37 Published in Local News

It's that time of year to check and double-check and that is why safety child seat checkups will be available on Saturday.

National data reveals up to 80% of all child safety seats are installed incorrectly, so the Missouri Department of Transportation is teaming up with Safe Kids to host child safety seat  checkpoints in St. Louis County, Franklin County and Jefferson County.

The checkpoints will be staffed by safety technicians from MoDOT and Safe Kids this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm.

The checkpoint in St. Louis County is at Holy Trinity Church, 3500 St. Luke Lane in St. Ann.  

In Franklin County the location is Mercy Hospital in Washington and in Jefferson County, the High Ridge Fire Protection District on High Ridge Blvd. will host a checkpoint.

 

Dodgers headed to St. Louis for start of NLCS

Wednesday, 09 October 2013 22:29 Published in Sports

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- After two days of waiting, the Los Angeles Dodgers found out they will play St. Louis in the National League championship series.

The Dodgers worked out Wednesday just as the decisive Game 5 between Pittsburgh and St. Louis began. The team went through hitting sets with the game shown on the stadium's video boards, although there was no noticeable reaction as it progressed.

With the Cardinals winning 6-1, the Dodgers boarded buses to the airport for a flight to St. Louis.

"They're not going down easy," manager Don Mattingly said before the Cardinals won. "We felt like they were the best team in that division. They're a good mix of everything."

If the Pirates had won, the Dodgers would have unpacked their suitcases to stay home for the start of the series Friday.

Beating the Atlanta Braves to wrap up their division series in four games Monday night gave the Dodgers extra rest and time to reset their rotation. They took Tuesday off.

Zack Greinke will start Game 1 of the NLCS. Clayton Kershaw, who pitched on three days' rest Monday for the first time in his career, was set to go on regular rest in Game 2.

The team hopes the layoff will benefit rookie pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu, who struggled in Game 3 against Atlanta, giving up four runs and six hits over three innings.

"I felt he was a little nervous the other day," Mattingly said. "He did some things that he doesn't usually do."

Ryu has said he isn't injured, but the left-hander's performance wasn't as solid as what he showed during the regular season.

"He claims he felt fine and he continues to say he had no type of injury," general manager Ned Colletti said. "Everybody can have a bad start from time to time."

The Dodgers will announce a new 25-man roster for the NLCS. Mattingly said spots were still being discussed.

Andre Ethier was limited to pinch-hitting duty against the Braves, but if his left ankle has healed sufficiently, he could play the outfield. He did some hitting during the workout.

"I still have to sleep tonight to see if it responds tomorrow," Ethier said. "It feels good."

Hanley Ramirez got some rest for a bad back that has slowed him at shortstop, but not at the plate.

Mattingly goes into the next round not knowing if he will be managing the Dodgers next season. The club's new owners, including Mark Walter, Stan Kasten and Magic Johnson, didn't guarantee his option for 2014 last offseason.

"I don't want to speak about my contract," he said. "It's not the right time."

 

Colletti said he wasn't worried about Mattingly's status, adding, "That will all resolve itself."

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