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One man is in critical condition after shots were fired during an overnight brawl.

Police were called to the site of a large fight near the corner of Louisiana and Osage around 12:30 AM. Before officers arrived, witnesses say shots were fired.

When the officers pulled up to the scene and exited the car, someone pointed a gun at them. The officers ordered him to drop the gun, but he did not. Police opened fire and the suspect ran.

While police were looking for the suspect, they found a man who had been shot. That man is in critical but stable condition and police are investigating his shooting.

The suspect was captured a short time later.

Saturday, 10 August 2013 08:13
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols says he's taking legal action against Jack Clark after the former St. Louis Cardinals star accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs.

The injured Los Angeles Angels' slugger released a statement Friday night, saying: "I am currently in the process of taking legal action against Jack Clark and his employers at WGNU 920AM."

Clark said Pujols' former trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, told him 10 years ago that he "shot him up."

Pujols is sidelined by a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He's in his second season with the Angels after 11 years in St. Louis.

Saturday, 10 August 2013 08:04
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EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has again delayed the sentencing of a former Madison County treasurer to allow him to continue cooperating with a federal corruption investigation.

U.S. District Judge David Herndon on Friday delayed Fred Bathon's sentencing from August 30th until December 6th. Earlier this year the judge delayed Bathon's sentencing from May until August.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Bathon's attorney filed a motion requesting the delay. Prosecutors didn't object.

Bathon pleaded guilty in February to rigging 2005-2008 tax lien auctions so that his political donors profited from inflated penalties paid by property owners.

Bathon could receive a prison sentence of between 31 and 40 months, though his sentence could be reduced because of his cooperation with investigators.

Saturday, 10 August 2013 08:02
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Parents of students in the Riverview Gardens and Normandy School Districts came together for a rally this morning.

The parents are issuing a call for higher quality education. Attendees argued that it was unfair for Mehlville to turn students away because of class-size concerns. The parents also called on Riverview Gardens and Normandy to become more transparent this school year.

 

Friday, 09 August 2013 17:31
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Authorities confirm that one man is dead after a house fire in North St. Louis.

Firefighters were called to the house at the intersection of Lotus and Kingshighway just before 3 PM. The firefighters found the man on the second floor of the home and were unable to revive him.

Investigators continue their work to determine the cause of the fire.

 

Friday, 09 August 2013 16:39
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A relief fund is now accepting donations to benefit families affected by flooding in one part of southern Missouri.

The fund was established by the Meramec Regional Community Foundation. All donations will be directed toward relief efforts in Pulaski County. The hardest hit area was Waynesville--with a population of around 5,000. The initial donation was made by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. 

You can donate by clicking here and then typing "Pulaski County Flood Relief Fund" in the field for the fund or program you're donating to.

You can donate by check as well: Mail checks to

Pulaski County Flood Relief fund to Meramec Regional Community Foundation,

4 Industrial Dr.

St. James, Mo. 65559.

 

Friday, 09 August 2013 16:28
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A pair of St. Louis area sisters now share an even closer bond--they gave birth on the same day.

Fox 2 reports that Stacy Henning and Shanon Blase both gave birth yesterday at Mercy Hospital. Stacy gave birth to a little girl and Shanon had a boy.

Friday, 09 August 2013 13:10
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The St. Louis Business Journal reports that layoffs with Patch.com are headed to St. Louis.

Across the company up to 500 employees are expected to lose their jobs and a total of 300 Patch sites could be closed. Patch employs 15 people to operate 24 Patch websites in the area.

Patch.com provides extremely local news. 

Friday, 09 August 2013 13:07
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The call for help is going out in Florissant.

Police are asking residents to keep an eye out for copper thieves in the area. Police say the burglars target unoccupied homes to remove the copper piping. They take the piping and sell it to scrap yards. The thieves often dress as construction workers to confuse neighbors.

Police are encouraging anyone who notices suspicious activities to report them.

Friday, 09 August 2013 13:05
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CHICAGO (AP) - Senate President John Cullerton and House Speaker Michael Madigan are trying to speed up the resolution of a lawsuit they filed against Gov. Pat Quinn over his decision to cut lawmakers' pay.

A spokeswoman for Cullerton says the two leaders are asking a Cook County Circuit judge to rule on the merits of the case following Sept. 18 oral arguments, rather than just on a motion for a preliminary injunction.

Quinn cut $13.8 million for legislative salaries from the state budget as a consequence for lawmakers' failure to address Illinois' nearly $100 billion pension crisis.

Madigan and Cullerton say the line-item veto is unconstitutional and violates the separation of powers.

Lawmakers, who already missed their August paycheck, would miss another one before the motion would be decided.

 

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