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   MoDOT has issued a traffic advisory for part of Interstate 70 in St. Charles County Tuesday night.  

   Two of four westbound lanes between Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Highway 79 are closed for construction until 5 a.m.  

   Crews will be paving a new westbound ramp and the new fifth lane of westbound I-70 as part of the diverging diamond interchange. 

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:20
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   School starts in Kirkwood on August 20th and Tuesday night parents in the south county district learned how their schools will be affected by the transfer of more than 150 students from Normandy and Riverview Gardens.  

   Kirkwood School Board spokesperson Ginger Cayce says class sizes may fluctuate slightly, but not enough to cause concern.  Cayce says the $12,000 per transfer student that the district will receive will cover the cost of any extra resources needed.  Cayce says the money would be spent on "technology, support staff resources, and any additional teachers or teachers aides we might need in the classroom."

   About 650 people attended Tuesday night's meeting at Kirkwood High.  There were questions about test scores and athletic opportunities, but most showed support for the students coming from the unaccredited districts.  One man even donated money to help cover "incidental costs" for transfer students.  He called on others with the means to do so as well.

 
Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:09
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   A metro-east woman is in critical condition after being struck by a train near Granite City Tuesday night.  Police say it happened about 9 p.m. at Lenox and Chouteau in Mitchell, Illinois.  

   A couple had reportedly been riding an all-terrain vehicle when it got stuck on railroad tracks.  The man was able to jump out of the way of the on-coming train, but the women couldn't.  

   The woman was struck and later airlifted to a hospital.  The man wasn't hurt.

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 02:02
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   Mehlville Superintendent Dr. Eric Knost says the district is making every effort to place students transferring in from Riverview Gardens without compromising the education of any student in the district.

   Knost released a statement Monday evening in response to a lawsuit from the Children’s Education Alliance of Missouri on behalf of three Riverview Gardens parents.  

   Mehlville has limited the number students it will accept from the unaccredited district in an effort to retain current class size limits and staffing levels, but the school-choice advocacy group says there's room for more than the 216 the district has accepted.  

   Knost says the District will work with legal counsel to respond appropriately to the court action.  

Wednesday, 07 August 2013 01:49
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A long-delayed project to close a huge levee gap and improve drainage in southeast Missouri is moving forward.

The Army Corps of Engineers on Tuesday announced plans for public meetings to discuss a proposed environmental impact statement for the St. Johns Bayou and New Madrid Floodway project. Meetings will be Aug. 27 in East Prairie, Mo., and Aug. 28 in nearby Cairo, Ill.

The levee holds back the Mississippi River from agricultural land in the Missouri Bootheel region, but it has a 1,500-foot gap.

A $100 million project that also includes drainage improvements in the Missouri towns of Charleston, East Prairie and Sikeston was given the go-ahead in 2006 but halted a year later over concerns raised by environmentalists. A federal judge agreed to put the project on hold.

 

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:21
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - Illinois' auditor has found that the state's prison systems have lost 240 computers.

Illinois Auditor General Bill Holland released the audits on Tuesday. Lee Enterprises newspapers reports the audits found 156 computers were unaccounted for at the Illinois Department of Corrections and 84 computers were lost at the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice.

Holland called the losses problematic because it increases the risk of exposing confidential information. Corrections and Juvenile Justice officials told auditors they would investigate the missing computers.

In June the auditor found more than 250 computers unaccounted for at Southern Illinois University.

State officials estimate the value of the missing SIU and prison computers at $639,000.

 
Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:19
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An alleged sexual predator turned himself in on Monday.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's office say 30-year-old Justin Williams admitted to having sexual contact with a teen. Officers say Williams surrendered to authorities because he felt bad for the victim. According to investigators the victim confirmed Williams story.

He now faces charges of statutory sodomy and endangering the welfare of a child. Williams remains in jail.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 17:17
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The second phase of the lottery to place transfer students is underway.

Students who did not get selected for any of their first three choices are being asked to provide three additional choices. There are 300 students in this additional lottery round. Officials with the Cooperating School Districts hope to have all students place by later this evening.

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 15:30
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Low-interest loans are now available to some residents and business owners in St. Louis and St. Charles county who were affected by storms between May 29 and June 10.

The funds are coming from the US Small Business Administration. Homeowners could receive as much as $200,000 to replace homes or land. Businesses and nonprofits could as be eligible for up to $2 million in loans to repair or replace land, property, or other business assets. Loan rates start as low as 1.8%.

More information is available from the SBA's Customer Service at 1-800-659-2955 or www.sba.gov/disaster.

 

Tuesday, 06 August 2013 14:38
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CHICAGO (AP) - A Cook County judge is hearing arguments on whether to dismiss a case challenging Illinois' ban on same-sex marriage.

The lawsuit being heard Tuesday before Circuit Judge Sophia Hall involves 25 couples who filed for marriage licenses in Cook County and were denied.

However, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez has refused to defend the state's ban, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman. She says it violates the state constitution's equal protection clause. Attorney General Lisa Madigan has argued against the ban because the case brings the constitutionality of state laws into question.

Clerks from downstate were allowed to intervene and defend the ban.

Illinois approved civil unions in 2011, but attempts to legalize gay marriage have stalled.

 

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