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Rams player satisfies requirements of DWI conviction

Thursday, 15 August 2013 17:23 Published in Local News

A St. Louis Ram is back in the news for his off-field actions.

Defensive end Robert Quinn has fulfilled the obligations set forth after being convicted for drunk driving. Quinn had to attend classes and programs to prevent a future DWI. Quinn pleaded guilty to Driving While Under the Influence after being arrested following an accident on the exit ramp of eastbound I-270 and Washington/Elizabeth.

Police ask for help to find suspect in double shooting

Thursday, 15 August 2013 17:21 Published in Local News

Authorities are asking for help to find a man who is facing charges connected to a double shooting late Wednesday night.

Around 11:30PM, Rico Combs allegedly entered the apartment where his three children lived with their mother, and opened fire. Police say he killed one man and shot another--leaving him in critical condition. Court documents say Combs hit the mother with his gun in front of the kids, who are 3, 5 and 7 years old.

Police ask anyone with information on Combs' whereabouts to call the CrimeStoppers at 866.371.TIPS.

 

Illinois unemployment rate creeps up again

Thursday, 15 August 2013 16:42 Published in Local News

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - The unemployment rate rose slightly in Illinois in July, according to preliminary data from the Illinois Department of Employment Security.

State officials say Thursday that Illinois' unemployment rate inched to 9.2 percent last month. That's up from an adjusted 9.1 percent in June. The figure was 9 percent in July 2012.

Employers around the state added a net 6,600 non-farm jobs in July. Overall, the private sector added 7,100 positions.

Meanwhile, manufacturers cut a net 900 jobs in July. Illinois' manufacturing had been one of the state's strongest employment sectors until recent months.

Construction firms added 1,600 jobs in July while the education and health services sector cut 3,600.

Nationally, the unemployment rate was 7.4 percent in July 2013, although the state's figure is often higher than the national one.

 

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