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Colin Jeffery

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St. Louis named best place for weekend getaway

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 14:25 Published in Local News

Looking to get away for the weekend? A new survey says you may not have to leave the city. For the fourth year in-a-row, AAA (triple A) members named St. Louis the best large city for a weekend trip in the Midwest. Voters also awarded St. Louis top honors for 

Best Large Hotel (Hyatt Regency at the Arch) 

Best Outdoor Dining Spot (The Boathouse in Forest Park) 

Best Attraction in St. Louis (Saint Louis Zoo)

Full Results will be in the group's July/August magazine issue.

Students released early after threat on school

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 13:11 Published in Local News

Students are being dismissed from Confluence Academy after a threat was made against the school today.

Police are investigating the threat. Fox 2 reports that the school is not on lock-down but classes were let out early. The threat was at the schools campus at 3112 Meramec.

ALTON, Ill.-- AP -- An Alton attorney is free on bond after being accused of growing marijuana in the basement of a home he owns.

Prosecutors in Madison County on Monday charged 56-year-old Bradford Hunt with two felony counts of unlawful production of marijuana plants and a misdemeanor count of unlawful possession of marijuana.

The (Alton) Telegraph says police investigating a reported burglary at the house found two dozen marijuana plants in the basement, along with equipment used to grow the drug.

Hunt’s home telephone has been disconnected, and calls to his office on Tuesday morning went unanswered. It was not immediately clear if he has an attorney.

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