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Residents in one north city neighborhood are back in their homes after a car crash forced their evacuations. It happened at Theodore and Oriole in the Walnut Park neighborhood about 7:30 Wednesday evening.

St. Louis police say a car struck a Laclede Gas service pipe. There was initial concern about a possible gas leak. Half a dozen nearby homes were evacuated as a precaution.

Laclede Gas crews determined that there was no gas leak, so the residents were allowed back home.

There's no word what led to the crash.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 01:57
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The Cleveland Junior Naval Academy will remain open, but five other public schools in the City of St. Louis will be closed. That was the decision of Saint Louis Public School leaders at Wednesday night's meeting of the Special Administrative Board.

Superintendent Kelvin Adams says the small magnet high school was spared after parents and alumni developed a recruitment plan that will add 30 students to the incoming freshman class this fall. They'll build on that increased enrollment through partnerships with middle schools.

District officials still plan to close Sherman Elementary, L'Ouverture Middle School, Fresh Start South, Multiple Pathways, and Beaumont High School.

Plans to switch from a three-tier bell system to a two-tier system were scrapped. That will save the district more than $5 million next year.
Thursday, 21 March 2013 00:47
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — The move to a new building for the St. Louis Police Department is going to be more expensive than first thought.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that bids came in more than $1.6 million over expectations. Now, the move will be delayed until early next year — nearly a year later than the original estimate.

The department received seven bids this month. The lowest was $6.3 million to retrofit a former Wells Fargo office building at 1915 Olive St. The department was expecting a cost of about $4.7 million.

Chief Sam Dotson says the awarding of a contract is on hold while officials ensure that the low bidder meets minority participation requirements.

The department's current headquarters at 1200 Clark Ave. dates to 1927 and needs extensive renovation.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:52
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St. Peters Police are hoping the public can help to find a suspect in a sexual assault the night before St. Patrick's Day.

A woman told police she was attacked around 10PM last Saturday night outside Mr. Lucky's Restaurant in St. Peters. KSDK reports the suspect was kicked out of the restaurant for lewd behavior and then assaulted the woman in the parking lot.

The suspect is described as a middle-aged Hispanic man, 5'6" tall with a stocky build and a goatee. Anyone with information on the case is asked to contact the St. Peters Police Department at 636-278-2222.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:11
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St. Louis County is looking to hire between 100-200 poll workers for the April 2nd election.

Each poll worker will to be available to work from 5AM to 8PM on April 2nd. They will also have to be able to take a three hour class sometime before election day. Poll workers will be paid $125 for election day and $30 for the class.

If you are interested, call 314-615-1840 or 314-615-1965.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 17:10
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Prosecutors cited autopsy results in charging a William Gunter with the murder of his wife Suzanne.

Police were called to the couple's Town & Country home on Monday. When they arrived, they found Suzanne injured and rushed her to the hospital. Autopsy results showed she had died from a blow to the head and this contradicted the statement that William had given to officers. Court documents allege that Gunter is the person who hit his wife in the head and killed her.

William will face 1st degree murder charges and funeral services for Suzanne are set for Friday.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 16:51
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Looking for part-time work? Schnucks is holding a job fair to hire more than 200 people throughout the St. Louis area.

The Spring Job Fair will be held at the Schnucks in the Ladue Crossing Shopping Center, Wednesday through Friday next week. The positions are all part-time, with up to 35 hours a week available for some positions.

You can apply online before the event at schnucks.com/employment of paper applications are available at the fair.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 14:40
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — An attorney for a Southern Illinois University student released from prison says his client hopes to resume his education.

Olutosin Oduwole was convicted of threatening a violent rampage but an appeals court threw out the conviction last week. The aspiring rapper was freed on Monday.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 13:12
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A 6-year-old boy has died from injuries he got in a North County house fire.

Just before 11 Wednesday morning, firefighters were called to the house, just north of I-70 off Union, after neighbors reported an explosion. Rescuers pulled the boy from the home and rushed him to the hospital, where he died this afternoon.

Investigators say the family was using space heaters in the home and had no working smoke detectors. The rest of the family escaped the fire.
Wednesday, 20 March 2013 11:36
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A violent home invasion involving leaves one man injured and five suspects at large in a north St. Louis neighborhood.

KMOV TV reports five suspects kicked in the front door of a home on the 5400 block of Claxton just before midnight.

Three people were inside the home. Two were able to run out a basement door. A third victim, described as a 52-year-old black male, was hit over the head while he tried to escape. He's being treated.

Police say the suspects got away with a flat-screen television and a cell phone.
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