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The search continues for three home invasion suspects.

Around 11 AM, four suspects attempted to rob a woman and her mother at their Olivette home. Neighbors heard the homeowner screaming and called police. Three of the suspects drove off and a fourth tried to run away. While officers searched for the suspects, the nearby Old Bonhomme Elementary school was placed on lockdown. Officials say it was only a precaution.

Officers caught one suspect and the lockdown was lifted. The remaining three suspects are on the loose.

 

Monday, 14 October 2013 16:38
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The Pentagon says the remains of two World War II Marines from Louisiana and Missouri will be buried Friday with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.

Nineteen-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas Meek of Lisbon, La., and 23-year-old Capt. Henry White, of Kansas City, died when their SBD-4 Dauntless dive bomber crashed in what is now Vanuatu during a night training flight on July 21, 1943.

The plane was reported as crashed on a coral cliff on Mavea Island. An investigation in 1947 did not recover any remains. One last year found human remains, a captain's bars and Meek's military ID tag.

Because no individual identification was possible, the men will be buried in a single casket.

 

Monday, 14 October 2013 15:35
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Macy's is going to make some workers unhappy.

The retail chain announced that for the first time, some of their stores will open on Thanksgiving. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that some locations will open at 8 PM on Turkey Day. Macy's is just the latest of several retailers to open on the previously-off limits Thanksgiving.

Toys R Us, Target, Walmart, Sears, and Kmart all opened Thanksgiving night at either eight or nine pm last year.

 

Monday, 14 October 2013 15:18
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The feud between former Cardinals sluggers Albert Pujols and Jack Clark has taken another turn.

It all started when Jack Clark went on the air this summer, accused Pujols of using performance enhancing drugs. Pujols then threatened to sue Clark and the radio station that employed him, which led to Clark's termination.

Monday, Clark's lawyer Albert Watkins sent a letter to Pujols' attorney, requesting that the former Cardinals MVP take a polygraph test to prove he didn't use steroids. The letter states that if Pujols won't take a polygraph, Watkins has been instructed to proceed with a highly charged, entertaining, and public spectacle.

Pujols has always vehemently denied any steroid use. 

Monday, 14 October 2013 14:55
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon has released $1 million in state funding to help rebuild a northeast Missouri vocational school destroyed by fire.

Lawmakers included funding for the Pike-Lincoln Technical Center in the current year's budget, but Nixon vetoed the appropriation.

The Legislature overrode the veto in September. But Nixon then froze the spending while determining if there was enough money in a particular fund to pay for it and whether the fund could legally be used for the project.

Nixon's budget director said Monday that the $1 million for the school had been released last week.

 

Monday, 14 October 2013 13:43
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POTOSI, Mo. (AP) - A 1-year-old girl is dead after a weekend driveway accident in St. Francois County.

KMOV-TV reports that the Potosi child was run over outside a home near Desloge on Sunday evening.

Police say the toddler got out of a parked car, which then rolled backward and hit her. She was flown to St. Louis Children's Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Monday, 14 October 2013 13:42
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One of the largest employers in the St. Louis area might be forced to furlough its workers if the government shutdown.

Boeing spokesman Dan Beck tells the St. Louis Business Journal that the company's workforce reductions could be caused by customer-issued, stop-work orders, funding cuts, or a shortage of government inspectors.  Boeing's workers at its Hazelwood-based Defense, Space & Security unit would be the ones affected by the furloughs.

The unit has over 15,000 full-time employees in St. Louis. 

Monday, 14 October 2013 13:37
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police are looking for suspects in the deaths of two people at a bar.

Police say the two victims were at Starz Bar separately when shootings began early Sunday.

The victims were identified as 45-year-old Timothy Blair of north St. Louis County and 32-year-old Kemesa Newble of East St. Louis.

Police say a fight began inside the bar and all of the patrons were asked to leave.

Blair was standing with a group of men when he was shot in the abdomen by an unknown male. Newble was inside her car when she was caught in a crossfire between two men. Both died later at St. Louis hospitals.

The suspects fled on foot.

 
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CREVE COEUR, Mo. (AP) - The world headquarters of agriculture company Monsanto was the site of a weekend demonstration organized by opponents of genetically modified food.

 

   The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1cg8Kro) reports that 500 demonstrators marched to the company's Creve Coeur global headquarters, where they chanted anti-Monsanto slogans and waded into street traffic Saturday.

 

   Organizers of the "March Against Monsanto" want the company to label food containing genetically modified ingredients.

 

   Monsanto released a statement before the protest in which it highlighted its "contribution to improving agriculture by helping farmers produce more from their land while conserving natural resources such as water and energy."

 
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Amid recent controversies, St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley could be facing off against a new challenger in 2014. The St. Louis Beacon reports that County Council member Steve Stenger, a Democrat from Affton, may announce his intentions to run against Dooley as early as tomorrow. Stenger is expected to be backed by area labor leaders and possibly St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch, who said he would not endorse Dooley for reelection. Dooley's administration has come under fire as of late for an embezzlement scheme committed by a top health department administrator and for the FBI's investigation into questions surrounding the bidding process for contracts in the building of the county's crime lab. 

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