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A person of interest is in custody for the fatal shooting of one woman and the injuring another in University City. Fox 2 news reports that authorities arrested 48 year old Joseph Price in connection with the crime.  

The shooting happened around 8:30 Wednesday morning.  Both of the victims were shot in their home on the 8200 block of Paramount Drive.

The women are relatives, but police have not said how they were related.

Police say both victims knew the suspect and that a domestic dispute led to the shooting.  

There were children were in the home at the time of the murder.

Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:59
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Be prepared....a major shift is coming.
The Missouri Department of Transportation will begin a shift in traffic patterns around downtown St. Louis on Friday, and it's all a part of the Park Over the Highway project.
Road crews will be installing signs and preparing for the traffic shift between 9 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon.  
Crews will close northbound Memorial Drive between Walnut and Pine Street and close southbound Memorial between Chestnut and Market Streets.
In addition, crews will reverse traffic on Memorial Drive in those locations, allowing traffic to come across Walnut.
This work is part of the CityArchRiver Over the Highway project which will join downtown with the Gateway Arch grounds.  
Work will soon begin on the construction of the bridge over I-44. During the construction for the CityArchRiver Park, the Gateway Arch remains open. 
Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:52
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CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - The incoming president at Southern Illinois University will have the pay $250,000 if he leaves his new post within three and a half years. That's according to a report by The Carbondale Southern Illinoisan.
The newspaper says there's a clause in Randy Dunn's four-year contract that requires him to reimburse the school.
Dunn is president of Youngstown State University in Ohio, but announced he was leaving the job after seven months.
SIU Board of Trustees Chairman Randal Thomas says the money covers the cost of another presidential search.  SIU's board last month hired Dunn to succeed Glenn Poshard, who has said he plans to step down from SIU's helm at the end of June.
Dunn has said he expects to begin work July 1.
 
Thursday, 13 March 2014 10:47
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   COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri says it will demolish an apartment complex where a Columbia firefighter died Feb. 22 when a walkway collapsed.
   University Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin emphasized in making the announcement Wednesday that engineers have inspected all buildings at the University Village Apartment Complex and declared them safe for occupancy.
   Still, Loftin said the 58-year-old complex will close June 30 in the interest of safety and be razed shortly after that.
   Veteran firefighter Bruce Britt died when he became trapped by rubble while helping evacuate residents from the partial collapse of the second-floor walkway.
   The complex houses graduate students and their families. There is also a child-care center on site.
   Loftin says tenants will be allowed to terminate their leases before June 30 without financial penalties.
Thursday, 13 March 2014 04:10
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   ST. LOUIS (AP) - A St. Louis County man has been sentenced to nearly five years in prison for transporting five female victims for prostitution purposes between Missouri and five other states.
   Federal prosecutors say 45 year old Barry Wimberly of Hazelwood pleaded guilty in December to one felony count of transportation for purposes of prostitution. He was sentenced Wednesday.
   Court documents show that Wimberly operated a prostitution business, transporting women for sex between Missouri and Illinois, North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia and Florida.
 
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   University City Police are looking for a man connected to a fatal shooting Wednesday morning.
   Investigators say about 8:30 a.m, two women were shot inside their home in the 8200 block of Paramount Drive near Fogerty Park.  One of the women died.  The other is hospitalized in serious condition.  Children who were in the home at the time of the shooting weren't hurt.  The names of the victims haven't been released.
   University City Police Captain Michael Ransom says they believe the women knew the suspect and let him into the home.
   Police are now looking for 48 yr. old Joseph Leroy Price. He's described as a black male, just over 5' 10" tall and weighing 180 lbs. Price is known to drive a 1984 blue Chevrolet pick-up truck with Missouri license plate OFT197.
   Police say Price should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information is urged to call the University City Police Department at 314-725-2211, contact local police or call CrimeStoppers at 866-371-TIPS.
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   A controversial contract that would bring two major music festivals to downtown St. Louis is moving forward in the Board of Aldermen.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the convention and tourism committee Wednesday gave 8-0 approval to a bill that would give Summer Rocks LLC exclusive access to the Gateway Mall over Memorial Day and Labor Day for music festivals.  

   The bill would also prevent the city from allowing another for profit music event anytime during the summer.

   Dozens of residents and local musicians voiced their opposition to the 20 year lease during a three hour hearing before the committee vote.  

   The measure now moves to the full Board of Aldermen, who aren't expected to vote on it until sometime in April.

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   A Missouri House panel is moving ahead with a two-tiered budget that makes education funding partly dependent on the strength of the economy.  

   A plan endorsed Wednesda) by the House Budget Committee would add $122 million to the state's $3 billion in basic school funding. If state revenues meet Governor Jay Nixon's more optimistic projections, the House budget would provide a $278 million increase for schools - still less than Nixon wanted.  

   The House plan would also bar the universities from offering resident tuition rates to students living in the U.S. illegally.

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   Missouri is losing millions of dollars from the 1998 tobacco settlement because of a legislative loophole that allows smaller tobacco companies to keep a competitive edge in the state.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Missouri is the only one of the 46 states involved in the settlement that hasn't acted to stop smaller tobacco companies from recouping the money they pay into a settlement escrow fund.  
   Big tobacco companies say that gives the smaller firms a six-dollar per carton pricing advantage. Senate Appropriations Chairman Kurt Schaefer says it cost Missouri almost $70 million in settlement funds this year and could cost the state as much as $2 billion over the next decade.   For the fourth year in a row, the Columbia Republican has introduced legislation to close the loophole.  
   The state House is considering a similar bill.  Right now, both bills are in committee.
 
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