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UPDATE: The identity of a woman shot and killed overnight in Jennings has been released.

Police say 32-year-old Antoinetta Davis was found dead from a gunshot wound. A suspect is in custody after six children inside the home ran to police for help just before 2:00am Monday.

According to police, officers responded to a home in the 7000 block of Florence Pl. around 1:55 a.m. after the victim’s children reported their mother had been injured.

Police said when they arrived, officers found Davis dead from a gunshot wound.

Authorities said the six children, all preteens, were inside the home when the shooting happened.

A 40-year-old suspect, an ex-boyfriend of the victim and father of some of the children, turned himself into Justice Services in Clayton around 5 a.m.

It is unknown if the children witnessed the murder, but police say some of them found the body.

Authorities said more information would be released as the investigation continues.

 

 

MoDOT is closing all lanes of I-64/Highway 40 in both directions between Hampton and the Forest Park Avenue/Grand Ave Exit (Exit 38A) starting at 8 p.m. tonight, (Friday) March 29. The lanes will reopen by 3 a.m. on Monday. 

There will be blasting tomorrow morning at 7am and 8am. Crews will be relocating several utilities underneath the roadway.

It's all part of a project to replace four bridges over the highway and to construct a new interchange at Tower Grove and Boyle.

MODOT's Drew Gates says. the detour for traffic heading west, you're going to take Forest Park Avenue till you get to Kingshighway, take Kingshighway, left on Kingshighway, and then get back on westbound 64. if you're going east from St. Louis County to downtown, your detour will be to take Hampton down to 44 and then just follow 44 all the way back up to the Poplar Street Bridge. "

 

Marking Good Friday

Friday, 29 March 2013 06:43 Published in National News

JERUSALEM (AP) - Hundreds of pilgrims have walked the traditional Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City that retraces Jesus' steps.

They hoisted wooden crosses, chanting prayers to mark the crucifixion of Jesus. Today's procession ended at the ancient Holy Sepulcher church. Later today there'll be a Mass in Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity.

This evening in Rome, thousands of Catholics will take part in the "Via Crucis" or "Way of the Cross" procession to the Colosseum led by newly elected Pope Francis.

Tonight's celebration follows an unusual Holy Thursday where the pope gave mass at a prison for minors in Rome. There, he washed the feet of twelve young prisoners, two of whom were Muslim and for the first time, two women.

This weekend's celebration will culminate with mass on Easter Sunday in St. Peter's. 

 

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