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Authorities perform final sweep of Meramec River

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:28 Published in Local News

St. Louis County Police are performing a final sweep of the Meramec River after two men went missing yesterday.

A woman called police after her husband and 16-year-old son did not return from a fishing trip near the Pacific Palisades. A search and rescue operation started Tuesday after noon, but was suspended overnight. Police say they do not believe the two men drowned, but are performing the final search of the river.

Authorities believe the two men left the area voluntarily, but neither the father or son have been seen since yesterday.

Egyptian military ousts President Morsi in coup

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 14:08 Published in National News

CAIRO (AP) - A top adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi says the country is seeing a military coup.

 

   The military today moved to tighten its control of key institutions. It did so with the passing of a deadline it had set for Morsi to meet the demands of protesters calling for him to leave office. Just before the deadline arrived, Morsi vowed again not to step down. And he criticized the military for "taking only one side."

 

   Troops backed with armored vehicles have been sent to the heart of Cairo. Meanwhile, a travel ban has been imposed on Morsi and his top allies, ahead of an almost certain push to remove the Islamist president.

 

   Soon after the deadline passed, a military helicopter circled over the anti-Morsi crowds in Cairo's central Tahrir square -- which had become a sea of furiously waving Egyptian flags. The crowd chanted for Morsi to "leave." After nightfall, fireworks went off, and green lasers flashed over the crowd.

 

   In the main squares of cities nationwide, millions of people turned out, again demanding Morsi's removal. It's the fourth day of the biggest anti-government rallies Egypt has seen -- even bigger than in the uprising that ousted his predecessor, Hosni Mubarak.

   Earlier today, the head of the army met with a leading reform advocate, Mohammed ElBaradei, along with Egypt's top Muslim cleric and others. A spokesman for an opposition group says they met to discuss a political road map.

 

Gov. Nixon vetoes change to sex offender website

Wednesday, 03 July 2013 13:12 Published in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has vetoed legislation aimed at keeping the names of people who committed offenses as juveniles off Missouri's public sex offender registry.

The governor said Wednesday the legislation is too broad and would apply to anyone regardless of the crime that was committed. Nixon says crime victims would have been deprived the chance to be heard before someone's name is removed from the public websites, which are aimed at protecting the public.

The vetoed legislation also ultimately would have allowed juveniles to petition the court for removal from the sex offender registry.

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