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Family in Sawnsea charged with sexual abuse

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 08:22 Published in Local News

An estranged wife has led police in Swansea, Illinois to charge three members of a family with sexually abusing young relatives.  

Swansea Police Chief Mike Arnold says the abuse came to light after a 36-year-old man's estranged wife spoke to authorities.  

The Belleville News-Democrat reports the abuse may have begun in September 2009. Authorities say it involved girls who are now 16, 14 and 9 years old.  

Two men are charged with criminal sexual assault and abuse and the woman who spoke with police is charged with indecent solicitation of a child.

Lindbergh plane lands at Lambert again

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 07:50 Published in Local News

A bit of history has returned to St. Louis. A small airplane once owned by Charles Lindbergh is now back on display at Lambert Airport.

Officials from the Missouri History Museum spent hours over the weekend installing the 1934 D-127 Monocoupe aircraft, which hangs once again over the C Concourse in Terminal 1.  

The museum also installed a new interactive kiosk near the plane that displays the history of Lambert and Lindbergh. The plane was originally installed at Lambert in 1979.  It was removed in March 2011 as part of terminal renovations.

Lambert officials say that over the years, the plane accumulated dust and other airborne pollutants so a conservation effort was necessary to make sure the plane was preserved.

St. Louis City is awarded a pair of grants

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 09:42 Published in Local News

The City of St. Louis is getting a financial boost in an effort to increase election efficiency and provide up-to-date equipment and services for voters and poll workers.

Secretary of State Jason Kander announced Tuesday the awarding of over $73-thousand in grants to St. Louis City saying, "The right to vote is fundamental and must be available to all eligible Missourians."

The funding is the result of two awards-- The Election Efficiency Grant and a Help America Vote Act Grant. The grants can be used to purchase certified voting equipment and replacement parts, train poll workers and update voter records. 

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