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It looks like St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay is heading for an historic fourth term. With all 222 precincts reporting, Slay had won 54-percent of the vote to Aldermanic President Lewis Reed's 44 percent. After the election board informed the candidates, Reed called Slay to concede. Then Mayor Slay took the stage at his watch party at the Dubliner Pub on Washington Avenue to share the news with his supporters.

Slay will face Green Party candidate James McNeeley in the general election April 2nd. But the primary win is a defacto re-election for the mayor, since St. Louis voters haven't elected a non-Democrat since 1945. Fewer than 50-thousand people cast ballots in Tuesday's Democratic primary.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 23:55
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former Missouri Supreme Court justice has been named dean of the Saint Louis University Law School.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the hiring of Michael Wolff was announced today - a day after interim dean Tom Keefe resigned over what he called "politically incorrect" statements to faculty.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:25
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Could be good news for Rams fans. It seems that a plan to build a NFL stadium in Los Angeles may be dead before work begins.

Yahoo Sports reports that the plan may be called of due to economic factors. The main investor in the stadium, AEG, worries about making enough money to pay debt on the stadium. LA was considered the most likely landing spot for the Rams if they leave St. Louis.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:23
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A university in West County is adding a football team to their varsity sports lineup.

KSDK reports that Missouri Baptist University will scrimmage next year, but plans to compete in the NAIA in 2014. Officials expect to recruit over 100 new students for football and more for the expanded cheerleading program.

MBU will play their home games on CBC's field.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:21
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Missouri's unemployment rate continues to drop, but slowly.

January's rate dropped one-tenth of a point to 6.6 percent--which is the lower level in over four years.

A spokesperson for the Department of Economic Development says that Missouri's rate has been below the national average for 41 months. The national rate sits at 7.9 percent now.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:18
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Police need help to find an 8-year-old boy who was taken by his grandmother over two months ago.

Samual Andres of O'Fallon, Missouri was taken by his grandmother Donna Andres the day after Christmas. Donna has refused to return the child to his mother and police have been unable to find her.

Anyone who believes they have seen either Samual or Donna Andres is asked to call the police.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 16:16
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UPDATE:

Police say they have shot and killed the suspected shooter. Officer caught up to the suspect in the 4100 block of Turner. During a chase, one officer shot and killed the suspect. EARLIER:
A suspect is on the loose after shooting a woman and her teenage daughter Tuesday afternoon.

The shooting happened around 1 PM at a home in the 4600 block of Tennessee Ave. A mother and here daughter were rushed to the hospital. The mother was pronounced dead, but the daughter is in stable condition and expected to survive.

SWAT teams were called to the home and they surrounded the residence. Police believed the suspect was in the house, but a search revealed he had fled the house.

This is a fluid situation and we will update you as we have more information.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:57
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Four St. Clair men have been arrested in connection to a major copper theft ring.

The Franklin County Sheriff's Department says the four men stole copper cables from AT&T phone lines and caused $140,000 in damage. The stolen lines affected service in several towns in Franklin County.

Deputies say the suspects were arrested at their home, while in the process of preparing the stolen cable for sale. Authorities say there could be more arrests related to the ring.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 14:19
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Registered sex offenders would have to vote at their local county clerk's office under a bill under consideration in the Missouri House.

The House Elections Committee held a hearing on the measure Tuesday. Republican Rep. Tim Remole, of Excello, is sponsoring the legislation. He says it will protect voting rights for registered offenders while also protecting children in schools that are designated as polling places.

No one testified in opposition to the proposal, but the Missouri Association of County Clerks says it would cost money to turn local election offices into polling places on election day.

If offenders can't make it to the clerk's office on the election day, they would be required to cast an absentee ballot.
Tuesday, 05 March 2013 13:25
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JACKSON, Mo.—AP—A 73-year-old jail inmate is dead after collapsing in a southeast Missouri courtroom.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Daniel Stroder of Wappapello, Mo., died Monday. He was in court in Jackson, Mo., for arraignment on felony charges that he violated probation by writing a bad check.

Coroner John Clifton says an autopsy is planned.

Sheriff John Jordan says Stroder was in court in front of a judge when he began to feel ill. The judge was preparing to furlough Stroder when he collapsed. Bailiffs offered aid until medical personnel arrived and took Stroder to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
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