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St. Louis County Police say a woman is missing from a psychiatric treatment center.

20-year-old Sarah Croak walked away from the Castlewood Treatment Center in the middle of the night and was reported missing on Thursday. Sarah is described as a white female, 5’7”, 125 lbs and thin, with green eyes. She has long black curly hair with a blonde patch on her bangs. Sarah has previously attempted suicide and is a cutter with scars on her wrist.

Anyone who sees her or who has information is asked to call the St. Louis County Police at 314/615-0700.

Friday, 27 September 2013 16:51
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The planned use of a common anesthetic in a Missouri execution next month is raising concerns that the anti-death penalty European Union could limit export of the drug, endangering the supply to thousands of hospitals and clinics across the U.S.

Convicted killer Allen Nicklasson is scheduled to die Oct. 23 in the first execution to use propofol.

Fifty million vials of propofol are administered annually in the U.S. during surgery and other procedures requiring anesthetic. Roughly 85 percent of the U.S. supply is made in Europe by the German company Fresenius Kabi.

But the EU prohibits trade in goods that could be used for executions and is reviewing whether to subject propofol to controls that could slow export to the U.S.

Fresenius Kabi has launched a website expressing its concerns.

 

Friday, 27 September 2013 15:35
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A Jefferson County man is in serious condition after he was run over by his son and stepdaughter.

The incident happened Thursday night. Police say the man started arguing with his son and tried to pull him out of his pick up truck. In the struggle the father was knocked down and the son ran him over. Police say the stepdaughter also ran over the man with an SUV.

The search continues for both suspects. The father remains hospitalized.

Friday, 27 September 2013 15:33
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A couple flying from Oklahoma to Indiana was forced to make an unexpected stop in St. Charles County.

Lieutenant Dave Tiefenbrunn with the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department says the engine in their Cessna died and the pilot was forced to put the plane down in cornfield.

The field is near the community of New Town. No on eon the plane was injured. 

 

Friday, 27 September 2013 15:27
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - A Missouri House member has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of possessing marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Democrat Jeremy LaFaver, of Kansas City, entered the pleas during a brief court hearing Friday in Boone County. He was fined $200 plus court costs on each charge and paid the penalties before leaving the courthouse.

The 33-year-old lawmaker says he made a mistake and is glad the incident is behind him.

A state trooper stopped LaFaver last month on Interstate 70 in Boone County for failing to respond to charges in Moniteau County of driving with expired license plates. The trooper reported finding a glass pipe and a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle.

LaFaver paid a $125 fine in Moniteau County for the vehicle registration charge earlier this week.

Friday, 27 September 2013 15:25
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ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) - Republican Gov. Rick Perry of Texas returned to Missouri Friday to help unveil a new nonprofit group focusing on job creation through low-tax state policies.

His St. Charles visit to promote Americans for Economic Freedom came after an August stop in which he criticized Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon for vetoing tax-cut legislation. State lawmakers subsequently failed in a veto override attempt.

On Saturday, Perry will speak to GOP conservatives at a regional meeting of the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Perry also met privately in August with the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in Clayton and held a political rally in Chesterfield. And he urged Missouri businesses to relocate to Texas in a series of radio ads.

Perry is considering whether to run for president in 2016 after an unsuccessful 2012 effort.

 

Friday, 27 September 2013 15:24
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to preserve benefits for bankrupt Patriot Coal Corp.'s active and retired miners.

U.S. District Judge Joseph Goodwin on Friday sided with Peabody Energy and Arch Coal.

The United Mine Workers of America filed the lawsuit last year, saying the companies set up spinoff companies to rid themselves of their benefits obligations. The lawsuit argued they were still responsible for those benefits under the federal Employee Retirement and Income Securities Act.

But Goodwin ruled the law doesn't protect a pension fund's financial stability.

UMW President Cecil Roberts tells The Charleston Gazette the union plans to appeal.

Peabody spun off Patriot in 2007, and Patriot later acquired mines that Arch spun off into Magnum Coal. Patriot declared bankruptcy last year.

 

Friday, 27 September 2013 14:14
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This weekend may be the perfect time to get your flu shot.  Barnes Jewish Hospital is hosting several free flu vaccine clinics over the next month  beginning tomorrow.  Adult and pediatric vaccine will be available tomorrow in North County at the Shalom Church City of Peace Health Fair from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Two more clinics are scheduled for Sunday. One will be held at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital, Medical Office Building 2.  The other on Sunday is at Christ the King Church on Old Halls Ferry. Both clinics will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  It is recommended that anyone over 6-months-old get a flu vaccine. All vaccines are free of latex and preservatives. No pre-registration is required. All doses will be administered on a first come, first served basis, while supplies last. A link to the BJC schedule for the free vaccines can be found here

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This NHRA Midwest Nationals kick off this weekend as part of a three-day drag racing event at Gateway Motorsports Park. Over 500 drivers and 50,000 spectators are expected to make it out to the track. The Midwest Nationals are the 21st of 24 events in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series and the third of six races in the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. The total purse for the event this weekend is over $1 million dollars. See below for a full schedule of the events:

 

FRIDAY, September 27, 2013

 

Racer Registration / Tech Inspection (all categories)

Sportsman Qualifying 8:00 AM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session 2:15 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC) 2:45 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF) 3:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session 4:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC) 5:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (FC-TF) 6:00 PM

Secure Track 8:00 PM

 

SATURDAY, September 28, 2013

Sportsman Eliminations 8:00 AM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC)

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC) 12:30 PM

Pro Mod Qualifying Session 1:45 PM

Pro Stock Qualifying Session (PSM-PSC) 2:15 PM

Nitro Qualifying Session (TF-FC) 3:00 PM

Pro Mod - Round 1 4:00 PM

Secure Track 6:30 PM

 

SUNDAY, September 29, 2013

Pre-Race Ceremonies 10:00 AM

Nitro Eliminations (TF-FC) - Round 1 11:00 AM

Pro Stock Eliminations (PSC-PSM) - Round 1 12:00 PM

Pro Mod - Round 2 12:30 PM

Nitro Eliminations (TF-FC) - Round 2 1:00 PM

Pro StockEliminations (PSC-PSM) - Round 2 1:30 PM

Sportsman Eliminations 1:45 PM

Pro Mod - Round 3 2:25 PM

Nitro Eliminations (TF-FC) - Round 3 2:30 PM

Pro Stock Eliminations (PSC-PSM) - Round 3 2:45 PM

Sportsman Finals 3:00 PM

Pro Mod Final 3:45 PM

Pro Stock Finals (PSM-PSC) 3:50 PM

Nitro Finals (FC-TF) 3:55 PM

Secure Event 4:00 PM

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The Jefferson County R-VII School District was lauded for its academic achievement today as Governor Jay Nixon visited Jefferson High School to congratulate the students and staff on the results of the Missouri School Improvement Program. The district scored a 90.4 percent rating on the 2013 Annual Performance Report. This is the tenth straight year Jefferson R-VII has been acknowledged for its academic performance. In praising the district, Governor Nixon said, "When teachers, staff, parents and the community work together to ensure a quality education for their children, we are making a real investment in the future of our economy and state.” The Governor also applauded Jefferson High School for being a Missouri A+ designated school, which allows qualified students to apply for scholarships for two years of tuition and fees at any of Missouri’s community colleges. To be eligible for the program, students must meet academic achievement standards, conduct and attendance requirements, and perform 50 hours of tutoring or mentoring service. Missouri’s high school graduation rate now ranks eighth highest in the nation. 

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