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Woman jumps from moving car on I-70

Wednesday, 08 May 2013 06:45 Published in Local News

Investigators hope to get some answers from a St. Peters man as to why a young woman jumped out of the car he was driving.

KSDK-TV reports the Missouri Highway Patrol wants to know what motivated 23-year-old Julia Armstrong jumped from the car as it traveled eastbound on Interstate 70 just west of Zumbehl Road just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Armstrong is recovering in the hospital.  

The driver, 53-year-old James Anthony of St. Peters, was expected to be questioned.

 

Ladue High tops list of best schools in country

Tuesday, 07 May 2013 11:51 Published in Local News

 Newsweek Magazine and the Daily Beast.com have come out with their yearly list of the best two-thousand public high schools in America. 

In Missouri, the top seven are all in St. Louis. 

Ladue High School leads the list of Missouri public high schools as the most effective in turning out college ready grads. Nationwide--it came in at number 166 in the list of 2000.

The results are based on several components including graduation rate, college acceptance, standardized testing , ACT and SAT scores and percentage of students enrolled in at least one advanced course. 

Clayton follows at second highest in Missouri  and number 170 nationwide--followed by Metro Academic and Classical High in the city, Lindbergh, LaFayette, Kirwood and Francis Howell. 

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/features/2013/americas-best-high-schools.html

 A tragic accident claims the life of a well-liked teacher and coach in O'Fallon, Illinois.  

The Belleville News Democrat reports 33-year-old O'Fallon Township High School teacher Matt Seipp died Monday at St. Louis University Hospital after falling from a ladder on Sunday.

Seipp, who also owned Seipp Lawn Care LLC in O'Fallon, was well-known throughout the community.

The paper reports O'Fallon Police Chief John Betten says Seipp apparently died as a result of injuries after falling off a ladder Sunday. 

Betten said officers responded to a 911 call at 12:36 p.m. Sunday for a male victim with unknown injuries in the 800 block of Scott-Troy Road.

When officers and emergency workers arrived on scene, Betten said they determined the victim had fallen from a ladder while working in the garage and sustained injuries to his head. He was transported to Anderson Hospital in Maryville with the intent of meeting ARCH Air Medical Services there. Rainy weather prevented the crew from flying.

O'Fallon EMS proceeded to transport Seipp by ambulance to St. Louis University Hospital. A spokesman for the hospital declined to give Seipp's condition and referred questions to the family, which is standard policy when a death has occurred. Members of the immediate family could not be reached.

Seipp was a teacher in the industrial technology department at OTHS. He began his career at OTHS during the 2002-03 school year.

He also served as assistant baseball coach for the O'Fallon Panthers in 2003 and 2004.  Seipp is survived by his wife, Jodie, and infant son, Drew. Jodie Bell Seipp also works at OTHS as chair of the English Department.

Students, colleagues and friends of Seipp flooded Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites with tributes. 

Guidance counselors and social workers are available at O'Fallon Township High School for any student or employee needing assistance, according to Benway. Flags at all O'Fallon schools are being flown at half-staff in Seipp's memory, Benway said.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Schildknecht Funeral Home in O'Fallon.

 

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