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   Some St. Louis cable TV customers may be disappointed Friday when they try to tune in to watch the Cardinal's second NLDS game against the Pirates.  That's because it won't be available for most customers with basic cable.  

   The 1:00 p.m. game will air on MLB Network, which isn't available to everyone.  Charter customers will need a cable box and the select tier or higher subscription.  AT&T subscribers with the two highest-level tiers get MLB.  DirectTV customers must have a choice tier or better to see the game.  And Dish Network subscribers will need at least a top 200 package or a separate sports package.  

   Viewers can check with their television providers to find out if MLB Network is included in their subscription, or check MLB's local listings at: www.FindMLBNetwork.com.

 
Thursday, 03 October 2013 02:08
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An elderly man from north St. Louis county who has Alzheimer's is still missing.

82-year-old R.V. Mandrell wandered away from his home in the 1700 block of New Jamestown around 7:30 Tuesday morning. Mandrell is described as a white man about five-and-a-half feet tall, weighing 155 pounds. He was wearing a white t-shirt and shorts when he went missing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact St. Louis County Police.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:45
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Charges are filed against a man accused of lighting a dog on fire.

A north St. Louis resident came home in late August to find that his dog, a pit bull named Zeus, was missing. The owner's neighbor called police to say he found Zeus badly burned in the back yard. The Humane Society took Zeus and was forced to put the dog down due to the severity of the burning.

Prosecutors say Wesley Reid attacked the dog. Investigators examined Reid's phone and discovered he was in the area at the time of the attack and he sent text messages indicating he planned on burning the dog.

Reid faces up to four years in prison if convicted.

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:44
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A 19-year-old Ballwin man faces multiple charges in connection with the robbery and beating of six University of Missouri-St. Louis students near campus.

Tremayne Jamaal Valdez is charged with four felony counts of robbery, five counts of armed criminal action and one count each of second-degree assault and unlawful possession of a firearm. Police say Valdez and two others attacked the students as they walked on Natural Bridge Road near its intersection with North Hanley Road on Sept. 6 in  Bel-Nor.

KMOV-TV reports that two other men also face charges related to the attack. Police said the suspects were caught on camera taking credit cards, cash and cellphones from the students.

Valdez remains jailed on a $150,000 cash-only bond.  Online court records don't identify his attorney.

 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:43
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A person in Jefferson County has tested positive for West Nile virus.

Health officials say the patient actually suffered from a more severe strain of the illness known as West Nile Neuro-invasive disease. Residents of Jefferson County are being reminded to take precautions such as using insect repellents. Another tip, wear light-colored clothes in areas where mosquitoes are active.

To report a mosquito-breeding source in Jefferson County call 636-797-3737.

 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 17:29
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An endangered person advisory has been lifted after a missing woman was found.

Catharyn Cannon suffers from schizophrenia and had wandered away from her home on Tuesday afternoon. Police say that Cannon was found today at a hospital.

No word on her condition.

Cannon walked away from her home around noon on Tuesday. Her family says that Catharyn may not speak when spoken to. 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 16:29
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KIRKSVILLE, Mo. (AP) - A new Kirksville dental school is seeking to ease a shortage of dentists in Missouri.

The Columbia Missourian reports that the Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health opened Tuesday at A.T. Still University. The only other dental school in the state is at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

The new dental school's initial class of 42 includes only nine Missouri residents. But the school hopes that its health center placement program will persuade many of them to remain in state.

Dentists are in short supply across much of the state. Missouri ranks 41 out of 50 states in adult oral health based on the percentage of adults who regularly visit the dentist. But the low number of dentists is not the only factor holding down the ranking.

 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 16:26
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The Missouri Supreme Court again is considering a court challenge to a law permitting students to transfer from unaccredited school districts to other districts nearby.

The court upheld the law earlier in a case from the St. Louis area. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court's focus turned to Kansas City, which has been unaccredited since 2012.

Taxpayers from five surrounding districts filed suit and contend the transfer law is an unfunded mandate violating the Missouri Constitution.

A Jackson County judge ruled in favor of the Independence, Lee's Summit and North Kansas City plaintiffs but rejected the argument for Blue Springs and Raytown. The state and some plaintiffs appealed.

Transfers from Kansas City schools have been on hold, but student transfers have caused acrimony in the St. Louis area.

 

Wednesday, 02 October 2013 16:15
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St. Louis is putting on a fresh face before the start of the baseball playoffs. The Cardinals open with home games tomorrow and Friday against the Pittsburgh Pirates and St. Louis Street Department Director Todd Waelterman says the sprucing up of the city is underway.

"We've had crews out painting up the crosswalks for pedestrian safety, tightening up the potholes, closing up some construction around the stadium, trimming trees, picking up litter, cleaning up Kiener Plaza and preparing for some little extra services as these big parties happen downtown," said Waelterman.

Festivities begin with the Cardinals rally at Kiener Plaza at 1 o'clock. Game time is 4:07.

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Busch Stadium will once again play host to international soccer stars as the Argentine National Soccer Team will face the Bosnia-Herzegovina team this November.

The Argentineans, led by four-time "world's best player" Lionel Messi.

The match is slated for November 18 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for the contest go on sale October 10 at 10 a.m. at Cardinals.com/soccer, the Busch Stadium box office and 314-345-9000. A special pre-sale will begin October 8 for Cardinals season ticket holders and club VIPs.

 

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