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Blockbuster Closings: Will It Affect Your Store?

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 15:45 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS, Mo (KTRS) Blockbuster officials announced Wednesday that they would be closing their doors nationwide by the end of January, but what does that mean for the local stores in St. Louis?

KTRS News tried to find out when the remaining local Blockbuster stores would be closing. We called the store on Chippewa and Watson Road in Webster Groves and the Sales Associate we spoke with did not know when or if there will be a last day.

Blockbuster's current owner, DISH Network Corporation said there will be about 50 U-S stores operated by franchises not affected by the announcement.

 

Archdiocese seeks dismissal of civil suit in sex abuse case

Wednesday, 06 November 2013 09:20 Published in Local News

The St. Louis Archdiocese is seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by the family of a teenage girl, which claims that Archbishop Robert Carlson failed to prevent her molestation by a priest who was assigned to the Cathedral Basilica. 

The Rev. Joseph Jiang lived at the Archbishop's residence at the time he was accused of sexual abuse and witness tampering in the case involving a 16 year old girl.  

Jiang reportedly left a $20,000 check on the windshield of a car belonging to the victim's family, in what appeared to be an attempt to convince the family not to disclose the improper conduct.

The lawsuit says Archbishop Carlson requested the check be returned to him. The suit accuses the Archbishop of attempting to tamper with physical evidence.

 

Oshie lifts Blues to shootout win over Montreal

Tuesday, 05 November 2013 22:56 Published in Sports

 

MONTREAL (AP) -- T.J. Oshie scored in the shootout to give the St. Louis Blues a 3-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Tuesday night.

Alexander Steen and Chris Stewart scored in regulation for St. Louis, and Jaroslav Halak had 25 saves. Halak also turned away three shots in the shootout.

Rene Bourque and Michael Bournival scored for Montreal (8-7-1), and Carey Price made 30 saves.

The Blues outshot the Canadiens 32-27 overall.

Tomas Plekanec had a chance to win it in regulation for Montreal. He was awarded a penalty shot in the final minute, but missed the net high and wide.

St. Louis opened the scoring at 2:38 of the first period when Steen collected his NHL-best 13th goal of the season.

Blues captain David Backes got it started by stealing the puck from defender Douglas Murray, who was playing softly behind his own net. Backes pushed Murray down and passed the puck to a wide-open Steen, who beat Price over his left shoulder.

Montreal tied it at 5:38 of the second period. Andrei Markov drove hard to the net, colliding with Halak in the process. With Halak still shaken up, the puck fell to Bourque in the crease, and he converted from in close.

Bournival put the Canadiens in front at 14:49 with his fourth of the year. He intercepted a poor pass from Jay Bouwmeester in the St. Louis zone and quickly fired a slap shot between Halak's legs.

Stewart tied it again at 10:31 of the third period when he deflected a Kevin Shattenkirk blue-line shot off the post and past Price.

Halak returned to Montreal for just the second time since being traded to the Blues in 2010. He earned a shutout in his other trip to Montreal in January 2012, winning 3-0.

David Desharnais was out of the Canadiens' lineup after a slow start to his season. The 27-year-old forward, who recently signed a four-year contract extension, has one point in 15 games this season.

NOTES: The Canadiens were coming off back-to-back road losses to the Wild and Avalanche. ... Montreal was without injured players Daniel Briere, Brandon Prust, Alexei Emelin and Travis Moen. There is no timetable yet for their return.

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