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Lineman dies while working in North County

Thursday, 11 April 2013 16:20 Published in Local News

Sad news as crews continue to cleanup efforts in North County.

An Ameren lineman died today while working to restore power in St. Ann. Reports are the worker, an 18 year veteran, came in contact with a live wire and was electrocuted.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Officials say the Illinois Department of Human Services staff is so lean that caseworkers can devote only 45 minutes a year to some families in need of social services.

Human Services Secretary Michelle Saddler told lawmakers today that the agency needs more money to hire employees. Some have caseloads of 2,600.

Hill resident recounts Wednesday night storm

Thursday, 11 April 2013 15:40 Published in Local News

The cleanup continues in The Hill neighborhood of St. Louis City.

Though the streets are cleared, peeled back siding and tarps on roofs are signs of the destruction left behind by the storm that raced through the area Wednesday night.

Theresa Boziekis owns a 130 year old home on Dalton that used to have a 100 foot tree in the front yard. She told KTRS News what happened when the wind felled the pine, "Before any sirens went off we all of a sudden started to hear what sounded like a large train coming, and then it sounded like several large bangs out around the house and our house shook".

The tree did fall into the street, crushing the back end of a car. Boziekis says the house suffered some structural damage, including cracks along the roof line and throughout the two-and-a-half stories of the home.

 

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