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St. Louis amnesty program expands

Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:25 Published in Local News

The St. Louis amnesty program is expanding this year.

The program allows people with certain types of arrest warrants to avoid jail time by appearing at certain events. Thousands of people have already participated and now people who have outstanding child support payments will be eligible.

 

UPDATE: Charges filed for shooting over spilled beer

Thursday, 18 July 2013 13:23 Published in Local News

Charges are filed against a man for allegedly shooting his friend after an argument over spilled beer.

Steven Rozier Jr faces charges including murder for allegedly shooting Mario Shackelford several times in the chest.

The incident started when three men, including Rozier and Shackelford, were drinking beer in a car. Rozier spilled his beer and an argument followed. During the argument, police say Rozier got a gun and started shooting.

Shackelford was pronounced dead at the scene.

Plan approved for Conn. school shooting donations

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:50 Published in National News

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Families of the 26 children and educators killed in the Connecticut school shooting will receive $281,000 each under a plan for dividing up $7.7 million in donations.

 

   Also, the families of 12 surviving children who witnessed the Dec. 14 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School will each get $20,000. Two staff members who were injured will get $75,000 each.

 

   A community foundation released the plan Wednesday, following a preliminary proposal last week and its approval Monday by the foundation board.

 

   The foundation was asked to divide up more than $11 million raised with the help of the United Way. Committees will decide how the rest will be used.

 

   Twenty-year-old Adam Lanza shot his mother at their home before assaulting school children and staff, then killing himself. His motive remains unclear.

 

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