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KTRS, St. Louis, MO - Snow, and lots of it, fell across the St. Louis area Sunday, wreaking havoc for road crews, firefighters and first responders.

Accumulation totals were in the double-digits in many areas with the depth at Lambert Airport officially measuring 10.8 inches. Downtown measured over a foot. The "precip" may have moved out, but life threatening temperatures have moved in and that is posing an extreme challenge.

A fire in St. Charles and one in Fairview Heights resulted in one death and several injuries yesterday. Fox2 News reports that four firefighters from the St. Charles Fire Department were injured Sunday night battling a house fire in the 600 block of Nancy Avenue. The family residing in the home escaped without injury. The firefighters were transported to St. John’s and Mercy hospitals. Three have been released and one is still receiving treatment. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Fox2 also reports the Fairview Heights Fire Department and the Illinois State Fire Marshals Office are investigating a fatal fire that broke out Sunday evening around 7 o'clock. Officials say the fire killed a Fairview Heights woman in a mobile home located in the 300 block of Union Hill Road. The identity of the woman has not been released pending notification of family.

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Two St. Louis County Police Officers are in the hospital after they were involved in an accident.
 
The crash happened in Bellefontaine Road and Dunn in North County. Several emergency crews responded to scene and the road was shut down while the accident was investigated.
 
One of the officers had a broken leg, the other officer's injuries are not known. 
 
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At least one injury reported after an accident involving a school bus in north St. Louis.

Around 3:30 a bus was involved in a four vehicle accident near the intersection of St. Louis Avenue and Union. Six students were on the bus. A person in one of the other car was critically injured. Some students on the bus were taken to the hospital for a wellness check.

The bus was carrying students from the Parkway School District.   

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One jockey has been released from the hospital after a collision at Fairmount Park on Tuesday.

Robert Cummings was jockeying the Number 2 horse Shakkarena when they collided with another horse. Cummings suffered only bruises and was released from the hospital.

The other jockey, Rohan Singh, remains at St. Louis University Hospital with broken ribs and internal injuries--he is expected to be released early next week.

As for the horses, Singh's ride, She's on Her Way was not injured. Cummings' mount was not so lucky. Shakkarena had to be euthanized.

 

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   Two jockeys are recovering from injuries and a horse has been euthanized after a racetrack collision at Fairmont Park.  

   It happened just as the horses turned into the final stretch of the third race yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon.  Fairmont officials say the No. 2 horse, Shakkarena, ridden by jockey Robert Cummings, fell because of a leg injury. The No. 5 horse, She’s on Her Way, ridden by Rohan Singh, was unable to avoid the fallen horse and also tumbled.

   Shakkarena had to be euthanized because of the serious leg injury.  

   She's on Her Way didn't appear to be injured in the collision.  

   Both jockeys are hospitalized with serious injuries.

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15 students and 3 adults are in the hospital after a bus crash in Montgomery County this afternoon. Just after 1 PM, a bus carrying students from the Missouri School for the Deaf went off the road and turned onto its side. The students were returning home from a summer camp in Fulton. All of the injuries are considered non-life threatening. There was rain falling in the area at the time of the accident, but it is not clear if that had anything to do with the crash.

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Five people were shot at and three injured during a drive-by shooting last night.

Police say that around 6:30 last night, someone in a gray Chevy Cruze started shooting at a home in the 1800 block of Switzer. Two men were hit, one victim in the shoulder and neck, the other victim in the jaw. Investigators say a woman in the home was injured, but was not shot.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the St. Louis Police Department.

 

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   A night of violence has left 16 people with gunshot wounds from four separate incidents in the city of St. Louis.  

   Police say all of the victims are expected to recover.  Police were called to Highland and Marcus in north St. Louis about 10:30 p.m. when five people were shot. Four of them were juveniles and one was an adult. 

   Then about 30-minutes later, three more people were shot about a mile from the first scene, in the 800 block of Aubert Avenue.  

   The third shooting was in south St. Louis.  About 11:30 p.m. two people were shot in the 3800 block of Hartford Avenue.  

   About 1 a.m, four people were injured in a drive-by shooting at Warren and 19th Streets. That shooting involved in AK-47. 

   It's not known if any of the shootings were related.  All of the victims are expected to recover.  

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Officials at two hospitals say they're treating nearly 60 patients, including more than a dozen children, after a massive tornado hit suburban Oklahoma City.

Integris Southwest Medical Center spokeswoman Brooke Cayot (KAY'-ot) said 10 of 37 patients being treated at that facility Monday are listed in critical condition. Twelve are in serious and 15 others are listed in fair or good condition.

Five of the patients are children, including two who came from the Plaza Towers Elementary School, where an Associated Press photographer saw several children being pulled from the rubble. Cayot could not confirm the children's conditions.

Spokesman Scott Coppenbarger says another 20 patients of various ages are being treated at OU Medical Center. He says eight of them are children.

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Monday, 20 May 2013 12:06

UPDATE: Five dead after I-70 crash

UPDATE: Five people are dead following a single-vehicle accident on I-70 near Vandalia, IL.

The Vandalia Leader-Union reports the fatalities. Police say a van drove off the highway and flipped over. There were at least 14 passengers on board. Some of the people sustained serious injuries and are on their way to St. Louis hospitals.

Emergency crews have closed eastbound 70 near the accident.

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