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A metro-east man is accusing a former Catholic priest of sexual abusing him when he was a child, and he wants to hold church officials accountable.
The Breese man filed a lawsuit against the Belleville Catholic diocese alleging Robert J. Vonnahmen sexually abused him at a church camp in the Ozarks in the early 1970s.
In the 1990s, Vonnahmen was one of more than a dozen priests in the Belleville Diocese removed for alleged sexual abuse of children. Vonnahmen was formally defrocked by Rome in 2007.
The lawsuit claims the diocese failed to investigate complaints about Vonnahmen from other children.
The former bishop of the Belleville Diocese says he may sell the $2.2 million home he had built in Atlanta's toniest neighborhood.
Archbishop Wilton Gregory apologized to parishioners late Monday for building the 6,000 square foot, Tudor-style mansion in Buckhead. Gregory wrote on the website of the archdiocesan newspaper that he hadn't considered the impact his residence would have on parishioners who were giving to the church and struggling to pay their own bills.
Gregory was bishop of Belleville from 1994 to 2003, when he was named Archbishop of Atlanta.
Residents of a St. Ann apartment building damaged after a small fire last Friday are still waiting to go home. More than 160 seniors and disabled people were evacuated from the Santa Ana apartments after a cooking fire on the 10th floor caused the sprinklers to activate, flooding the high rise.
Residents had hoped to return home Tuesday, but it's taking longer for restoration crews to dry out the building than originally expected.
City and fire officials must also conduct a "walk through" before giving the all clear. That could happen on Wednesday.
Authorities in northeast Missouri say nearly two dozen students are recovering from injuries after their school bus crashed Tuesday afternoon.
The accident happened around 3:30 p.m. north of the town of Ewing in Lewis County. Missouri State Highway Patrol officials say the bus veered off the road and rolled over into a ditch.
There's no word on why the driver lost control or the driver's condition.
Police say 18 students suffered minor injuries and five were more seriously hurt. Most were treated at a hospital in Quincy.
Ewing is about 140 miles northwest of St. Louis.