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A St. Louis man redefined the phrase, out of the frying pan and into the fire.

Clayton police were conducting a traffic stop when the suspect jumped out of his car and started run. He just didn't have a very good sense of direction...he ran across the street and directly into the St. Louis County Police headquarters.

Officers inside the building took the man into custody and charges are pending.

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 15:27
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BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- AP —Police in Belleville say they’re investigating reports that female students at a Catholic high school secretly were videotaped by one of the school’s sports teams.

Police Chief William Clay Jr. isn’t discussing publicly details of the case involving the several Althoff Catholic High School females who may have been videotaped.

He says the investigation involves a possible violation of state law barring unauthorized video recording in a restroom or locker room.

Clay says the school’s staff did their own investigation of the matter before notifying police May 3.

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case at his request because of a conflict in his office.

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:14
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Visitors to the St. Louis Zoo got their first look at the newest resident of the elephant exhibit.

Priya, the Asian Elephant calf, made her debut today. A zoo spokesperson says the crowd was excited and they hope to harness that energy to help protect the endangered animal--poaching kills about 80 African elephants a day.

You can take a look at Priya for the rest of this week, she will be on display from 10-noon and 2PM -4PM on Thursday and Friday.

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:11
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is weighing whether to sign legislation that would allow children's non-related legal guardians to receive adoption subsidies.

Currently only grandparents, aunts, uncles, adult siblings or cousins can get state-sponsored subsidies when they become the legal guardians of a child.

But a bill passed by the Legislature would expand that list to include people who are not blood relatives if their lives and those of a child are "intermingled" in a manner similar to a family relationship.

The subsidies are payments given to guardians to help pay for the child's care.

The bill was sponsored by Republican Sen. John Lamping, of St. Louis.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:50
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Civil engineers say Missouri's infrastructure gets only a C-minus.

The regional chapters of the American Society of Civil Engineers released the letter grade Wednesday. It is part of a report card that evaluated the state's aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, inland waterways, levees, railroads, roads, schools and wastewater. Each sub-category also received a grade.

The engineers found the most faults with the state's dams and energy, giving them both D-minus grades. The report says Missouri regulates only a portion of the dams that could cause significant damage if they failed. The engineers also said more investment is needed to help shift from coal toward sustainable energy.

The state's roads earned a C.  Lawmakers ended their session without approving a 1 cent state sales tax for transportation projects.

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:47
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Legislation awaiting action by Gov. Jay Nixon seeks to comply with federal mandates for Missouri's unemployment benefits system.

The measure also could make it more difficult for workers to receive jobless benefits if they are let go after an unapproved absence or if they knowingly violate a company rule.

The legislation would broaden the definition of what constitutes "misconduct." Jobless benefits can be denied to workers who lose their position because of misbehavior.

The unemployment legislation also includes changes aimed at complying with requirements from the federal government. Failing to comply could cost employers more than $800 million in federal tax credits while state government could lose a couple hundred million dollars for programs.

Lawmakers gave the legislation final approval before adjourning last week.

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:46
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Tickets from the "Cards Win, You Save" campaign are already sold out.

For every win between May 13-19, the team knocked three dollars off the price of Outfield Pavilion and Terrace level seats. Well the Cards tallied three wins during the span, making the tickets, normally priced at $19, only $4.

The tickets went on sale Wednesday at 10AM and by 11:15, they were sold out. 

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 13:16
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Work on the Bridgeton landfill begins today now that drier weather is forecast.  Heavy rain prevented repairs for two days to get rid of an odor coming from the landfill. Homeowners who live nearby are staying in a hotel.  

Operators of the landfill believe removing concrete pipes will help eliminate a strong odor that is bothering residents who live near the landfill that sits near Lambert Airport in suburban St. Louis. But the removal process, expected to last through mid-June, is also expected to temporarily make the smell worse.

 

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 11:13
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The cost of the massive payment card hack that hit the  Schnucks supermarket chain in recent months could cost the company $80 million in Illinois alone.  

Court records show Schnucks wants to move an Illinois lawsuit related to a security breach affecting credit and debit cards of its customers to a federal court.

Schnucks has said the breach of up to 2.4 million cards dated to December and came to light in March. The company said the lawsuit filed against them on behalf of a Belleville shopper is meritless.

Two of the suits have been filed in Missouri; one in Illinois.
 
The suits allege that Schnucks knew about the breach days, perhaps longer, before it revealed the hack, and should have told customers about it sooner. The suit filed in Illinois on April 25 says the breach cost customers time and money, requiring card holders to spend hours canceling and getting replacement cards, and re-setting automatic payments.
 
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports state law in both Missouri and Illinois says that any entity that stores or maintains personal data has to notify victims as soon as they become aware of a breach. But Schnucks has said that the data stolen from the cards included only credit card numbers and expiration dates — not names — and therefore, the company was not required to inform victims of the data theft.
 
The breach began in early December when malicious software, or malware, began lifting card data from the company’s system. The data was being accessed as the transactions were awaiting authorization within the company’s processing system.
 
The malware, the company said, was stripping data from the magnetic strip on the backs of cards. That strip contains different tracks that are read by card readers. The first track contains a person’s name; the second contains the card number and expiration date. The hackers, Schnucks said, accessed data on only the second stripe.
 
The company said it became aware on March 15 of questionable activity used on 12 cards used at its stores. On March 19 it hired Mandiant, a Virginia-based forensics firm, to conduct an investigation.
 
It confirmed the breach to the Post-Dispatch on March 22.
 
Schnucks located the source of the breach on March 28, and had executed a “containment plan” within 36 hours. The company issued its first news release on the matter March 30, saying the problem was “found and contained.”
 
Wednesday, 22 May 2013 10:20
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A Jennings woman shot and killed in a North County home has been identified. St. Louis County police say 22 year old Patricia Singleton was found dead from a single gunshot wound inside a home  off  Chambers Rd, near Halls Ferry. 

County police say just before midnight  evidence indicates and witnesses say several shots were fired into the home from outside near the driveway. No motive nor suspects have been identified.

 
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