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Job seekers, there is a job fair coming up this week.
 
The JobNewsSTL.com Job Fair is at the Double Tree Hotel in Westport on Wednesday. Employers who will be at the fair include, AAA, American Family Insurance, Client Services, Colonial Life, Convergys, Enterprise Holdings, Express Scripts, FAMS, Good Samaritan Senior Care, Great Circle, JMN Transportation, Kaplan University, L'Ecole, Lowes, New York Life, Oklahoma College of Construction, Optima Graphics, Physicians Mutual, St Louis VA Medical Center, The Art Institute, The PISA Group, Vatterott, Weekends Only, Wells Fargo and Witte Bros. .
 
Positions will be available in sales, healthcare, automotive, retail, transportation, maintenance, customer service, management, insurance, warehouse, finance, childcare, collections and more.
 
The fair runs from 10 AM - 2 PM on Wednesday. Attendees are asked to pre-register at JobNewsSTL.com
Monday, 27 January 2014 16:26
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A second man has been charged connected to a double murder in December.

 

Daveis Sands is facing two charges of first-degree murder for allegedly shooting an killing brothers Justin and Devin Gordon. The Gordons were killed on December 5 inside a North St. Louis home. Ryan Handson was charged with murder in the chase last week.

 

Police have not said what the motive in the shooting might have been.

Monday, 27 January 2014 16:24
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - Attorneys for condemned inmate Herbert Smulls are pressing on with concerns about Missouri's execution drug, even as the state prepares for its third execution since November.
 
Smulls is scheduled to die by injection one minute after midnight Wednesday for killing St. Louis County jeweler Stephen Honickman in 1991. On Sunday, attorneys for Smulls filed a motion with U.S. District Court. It alleges that the state's refusal to name the compounding pharmacy that makes Missouri's execution drug prohibits them from proving that the execution method could cause pain and suffering for the inmate.
 
His attorneys have also asked for clemency from Gov. Jay Nixon.
 
St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says Smulls callously planned the killing, and deserves to be executed for the crime.
Monday, 27 January 2014 14:54
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The post office in downtown Collinsville is in its final week of operation.

 

The downtown location will close on Friday, January 31. All operations will be consolidated in the "Gateway Center", putting all postal workers in one facility. The combined operations will start Monday, February 3.

Monday, 27 January 2014 14:53
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The former chief of park rangers in St. Louis has been sentenced to three years in prison for an embezzlement scheme that cost the city nearly half a million dollars.
 
Thomas Stritzel was sentenced Monday in U.S. District Court. He and deputy parks commissioner Joseph Vacca pleaded guilty in September to mail fraud. The men must pay restitution of $473,000.
 
Vacca also received a three-year sentence in December.
 
Federal prosecutors say the men set up a sham company called Dynamic Management. They submitted false invoices for materials and services supplied to the Parks Division from 2005 through 2012, funneling city funds through Dynamic Management’s bank account.
 
Prosecutors say the men used the funds for personal use.
Monday, 27 January 2014 14:21
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - An unaccredited St. Louis-area school system facing bankruptcy could end up paying $130,000 for lobbying efforts while urging Missouri lawmakers to approve a financial rescue.
 
A document obtained by The Associated Press through an open-records request shows the Normandy School District agreed to pay a $90,000 retainer in monthly installments for representation and could spend up to $40,000 more to hire additional consultants. The costs have prompted concern from some lawmakers.
 
Missouri legislators are considering a $5 million budget infusion for Normandy aimed at preventing the district from running out of money this spring. A state transfer law is requiring the district to pay to send students to other accredited districts.
 
A Normandy spokeswoman says the district is doing what anyone needing legislative assistance would do.
Monday, 27 January 2014 13:49
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In an effort to make this Sunday really super and safe, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind everyone to designate a sober driver for your Super Bowl Party. The Coalition's message this year is Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk.  
The Super Bowl is one of America’s most highly anticipated sports and party events of the year. Leanna Depue, with the Missouri Coalition, says that in 2013, there were 198 people killed on Missouri roadways in crashes involving a substance-impaired driver. 
 
The coalition offers the following party plans to make sure you and your guests arrive home safely this Sunday night.
*   If you’re attending a Super Bowl party or watching the game at a sports bar or restaurant: 
*   Designate your sober driver, or plan another way to get home safely before the party begins. 
*   If you don’t have a designated driver, then ask a sober friend for a ride home; call a cab, friend, or family             member to come and get you; or just stay for the night. 
*   Never let friends drive if they’re had too much to drink. 
*   If you know someone who is about to drive while impaired, take the keys and help them make safe travel           arrangements.
 
If you’re hosting a Super Bowl party:
*   Make sure all of your guests designate a sober driver in advance, or arrange for alternate transportation to         ensure they get home safely. 
*   Serve food and include non-alcoholic beverages at the party. 
*   Stop serving alcohol at the end of the third quarter of the game and begin serving coffee and dessert. 
*   Keep the numbers for local cab companies handy, and take the keys away from anyone who has had too         much to drink.
 
Monday, 27 January 2014 11:26
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A proposal to name part of a highway in St. Joseph after late television news icon Walter Cronkite is expected to go before a joint transportation committee in the Missouri Legislature this week.
The effort is being promoted by Missouri Western State University, where a display tracing the journalist's life and career opened in November.  Cronkite was a St. Joseph native.
The St. Joseph News-Press reports that an application will be presented Tuesday at a hearing of the Missouri General Assembly's Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight.
That panel will decide on the issue, rather than a vote of all state lawmakers.
 
Monday, 27 January 2014 10:52
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 SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) - Some Missouri State University students who worked for more than a year on a solar project are disappointed that school officials have stalled the project.
The students spent 18 months devising a way to put solar panels on top of Meyer Library on the Springfield campus. It was approved by student groups and was to be paid for with funds from a $2 per semester student sustainability fee.
The Springfield News-Leader reports the school's Planning, Design and Construction Department stopped the project by making changes that greatly increased the cost. The main disagreement was over how to install the panels to the library's roof.
One of the students, Shane Franklin, plans to meet with the university's architect in February to see if the project can revived.
 
Monday, 27 January 2014 09:38
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The University of Missouri is facing considerable scrutiny today after an ESPN report on it's program Outside the Lines alleged that a former Mizzou swimmer was sexually assaulted by a Tiger football player, with no investigation by the University. 
University System President Tom Wolfe has requested an independent investigation into the school's handling of the case, in which swimmer Sasha Menu Courey claimed she was assaulted by a football player in 2010.   According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, university officials say they knew nothing of the alleged sexual attack until late 2012.
But the ESPN report details that Menu Courey told her campus therapist about the alleged assault in December 2010 and alerted a nurse at the on-campus psychiatric center about the attack in March 2011. According to Title IX law, once a school knows, or reasonably should know of possible sexual violence it must take immediate action to investigate.  Menu-Courey committed suicide in June 2011,
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