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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities have arrested two men suspected of shooting a St. Louis man after he answered a Craigslist ad about a car.

 

Officers arrested the men Thursday, one day after the shooting happened.

 

The victim saw an ad for a used car on Craigslist and went to the city's north side to look at it. Police say two men approached his car as he pulled up to the home. One of the men began firing shots into the victim's vehicle.

 

The victim was able to drive to an auto parts store to get help. He was shot several times. Two people who were in the car with him weren't injured.

 

Police Chief Sam Dotson urged people "to always use caution when conducting business online."

Sunday, 07 April 2013 07:58
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — More than 1,000 college students from across the country and abroad have descended on St. Louis this weekend in search of both inspiration and philanthropic generosity.

 

Former President Bill Clinton's philanthropic foundation is hosting the event at Washington University. Celebrities such as actors Matthew Perry and Jada Pinkett Smith and comedian Stephen Colbert (kohl-BEHR') joined Clinton at a series of workshops and panel discussions on topics ranging from world hunger and prescription drug abuse to the spiraling national debt.

 

Student participants say they feel both inspired and challenged by the business and civic leaders and human rights activists leading the discussions. Some are also using the opportunity to pitch service projects to potential donors gathered at the campus event.

Sunday, 07 April 2013 07:53
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Several southern Illinois counties are sampling the fruits of a land rush linked to a debated drilling practice, even as state lawmakers wrestle with how to regulate it.

 

Hundreds of thousands of dollars of fees have flowed in recent years into the coffers of Wayne and Hamilton counties from searches of title records, often by out-of-state people seeking prime parcels for exploration.

 

Locals believe the best is yet to come from the drilling technique commonly called "fracking."

 

Hydraulic fracturing uses high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals to crack rock formations and release oil and natural gas.

 

Some environmentalists worry that could pollute. But Governor Pat Quinn and the industry believe it could create by some estimates some 40,000 jobs.

Saturday, 06 April 2013 07:16
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The man widely hailed as the greatest St. Louis Cardinal of them all will be honored at the team's home opener on Monday.

 

The Cardinals are starting the season with six road games before hosting Cincinnati in a Monday afternoon game. Before the game the team will honor Stan Musial, the Hall of Famer who died in January at age 92.

 

The Cardinals said Friday that Musial's four children will unveil an outfield wall marker as part of Opening Day ceremonies that begin at 2:30 p.m. The Budweiser Clydesdales will make their traditional Opening Day march around Busch Stadium, and the Cardinals in the Hall of Fame will circle the ballpark in a motorcade.

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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The Colorado prisons chief shot to death at his home last month has been honored in his native state and the college town where he lived for nearly three decades.

 

More than 400 friends, family members and former Missouri co-workers of Tom Clements packed Friday afternoon's memorial service at Woodcrest Chapel in Columbia, where he had been a youth minister.

 

Clements was a St. Louis native who worked for the Missouri Department of Corrections for 31 years before taking the top prisons job in Colorado in 2011. He rose through the ranks from a probation and parole officer in St. Louis to an administrative job overseeing Missouri's 21 adult prisons.

 

Colorado officials are investigating whether a violent white supremacist gang based in that state's prison system was behind the killing.

 

 

Saturday, 06 April 2013 07:12
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A St. Louis man faces charges because he doesn't handle rejection well.

 

Police say Ronald Burns approached a woman in a South St.. Louis store and asked for her number. When she said no, Burns allegedly followed her out of the store and robbed her at gunpoint. Burns now faces several charges in connection to the incident.

 

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Over 20,000 runners will be downtown this weekend for the Go! St. Louis Marathon events and that means road closures.

 

On 64/40, MoDOT will close several ramps including westbound ramps to Forest Park, Market, and 21 st Street--those ramps will close at 5AM on Sunday and reopen by 3PM. Eastbound closures include ramps to Market and Chestnut. Those closures will last from 5AM until around 3PM. 

 

Here are other road closures:

 

Market between Tucker and 18th St. will be closed 4:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The stretch between Tucker and Broadway will be closed between 6:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m.

 

Pine St. from Tucker to 14th will be closed from midnight Sunday to 5 p.m.

 

13th St. from Market to Pine will be closed between midnight and 5 p.m.

 

Forest Park between Compton and Union will be closed between 7:15 a.m. and 1 p.m.

 

Vandeventer will be closed between Forest Park and Lindell from 7:15 a.m to 1 p.m.

 

There will be no southbound travel on Union from Delmar to Lindell between 8:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

 

There will be no eastbound travel on Delmar between Skinker and Union from 8:25 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) - For the second time this week, residents in southeast Missouri felt the rumble of a small earthquake. But an expert says it's nothing to worry about - small quakes strike in the New Madrid seismic zone roughly 200 times a year.

 

The U.S. Geological Survey says the latest earthquake was centered near Caruthersville in the Missouri Bootheel, a magnitude 2.7 quake that struck at 7:27 p.m. Thursday. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

 

Two days earlier, another 2.7-magnitude quake was centered near Portageville, Mo.

 

Steve Horton of the Center for Earthquake Research and Information at the University of Memphis says the New Madrid seismic zone remains very active with small quakes. The New Madrid Fault Line was the location for massive quakes in 1811 and 1812.

 
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Veterans moving to Missouri after leaving the military could immediately claim in-state tuition for public higher education under a bill passed by the state House.

 

The House voted 152-0 to send the measure to the Senate Thursday.

 

It would allow veterans to immediately claim the discounted tuition rate despite not having lived in the state previously. Typically, students seeking in-state tuition must reside in Missouri for 12 consecutive months before qualifying.

 

The measure is sponsored by Republican Rep. Charlie Davis, of Webb City. It also includes a provision that prevents university instructors from giving exams to National Guard members less than 24 hours after they return from training.

 
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SirenGPS is working on a smartphone app that could help save lives, but they need help to make it happen.

 

The St. Louis Business Journal reports the startup is turning to crowd funding site Indiegogo to raise $150,000. The SirenGPS app would allow anyone calling 911 from their cell phone to share location information with first responders. Donors have 22 more days to help the company reach their goal.

 

There are several rewards for donors at different amounts.

 

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