The number of companies owning St. Louis television stations is about decline again.
Chicago-based Tribune Company, which already owns KPLR TV (Channel 11) in St. Louis, is buying 19 stations from Local TV Holdings LLC, including KTVI (Channel 2).
The $2.73 billion deal is set to close by the end of the year, and will make Tribune the largest commercial TV station owner in the country.
The deal comes just weeks after the parent of KSDK (Channel 5) announced it was buying the parent of KMOV (Channel 4).
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) - The lead police detective who investigated Trayvon Martin's fatal shooting last year is returning to the witness stand.
Sanford Police detective Chris Serino testifies for a second day Tuesday about his investigation into the fatal shooting of the Miami teenager by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch volunteer.
The 29 year old Zimmerman is pleading not guilty to second-degree murder. He claims he acted in self-defense.
Jurors on Monday heard a series of recorded police interviews of detectives questioning Zimmerman about his confrontation with Martin in a gated community in central Florida.
MOSCOW (AP) - NSA leaker Edward Snowden has reportedly dropped his bid for asylum in Russia.
Russian news agencies are quoting President Vladimir Putin's spokesman as saying that Snowden withdrew his request when he learned about the terms Moscow has set out.
Putin said on Monday that Russia is ready to shelter Snowden as long as he stops leaking U.S. secrets.
Meanwhile several of the other countries where the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks says Snowden gas applied for asylum have said he cannot apply from abroad.
Officials in Germany, Norway, Austria, Poland, Finland and Switzerland say he must make his request on their soil.