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Police ID victim in overnight car crash

Monday, 30 September 2013 14:05 Published in Local News

Police have identified the victim in a fatal car crash in North St. Louis.

Police say four people were in a speeding SUV on North Broadway near East Grand around 1 AM, when the driver lost control. The SUV hit a pole, flipped over, and landed on top of a car parked at a nearby gas station. 32-year old Corey Criswell was sitting in a back seat and was ejected from the vehicle. Criswell was taken to the hospital where he died.

Witnesses told police the SUV was racing with another car before the accident. 

Elderly man gets high school diploma decades late

Monday, 30 September 2013 14:03 Published in Local News

JACKSON, Mo. (AP) - Sixty-years after Dean Percival's high school classmates graduated, he now his diploma, too.

The Southeast Missourian reports that Percival was presented his diploma from Axtell High School in Kansas during a ceremony Friday in southeast Missouri, where he now lives.

Axtell principal Bob Bartkoski made the 600-mile trip to give Percival, of Cape Girardeau, the diploma. He told about 50 friends and relatives it is based on Percival's life experiences and accomplishments.

Percival dropped out of school in the 10th grade to help support his family, which included five siblings.

Percival's career was mostly with sign companies in several places, including Cape Girardeau.

Now 78, he wore a paper mortar and tassel as he received the framed diploma.

 

Anesthesiology group raises execution concern

Monday, 30 September 2013 13:37 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A group representing Missouri anesthesiologists is urging the state to drop plans to use propofol in an upcoming execution, saying the fallout could jeopardize the availability of the anesthetic for thousands of U.S. hospitals and clinics that rely on it.

The Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists statement on Monday followed an Associated Press report last week citing possible European export controls if propofol is used in a U.S. execution. Missouri is the only state planning to use the drug.

Propofol is far and away the most commonly used anesthetic in the U.S., and around 85 percent of it is made in Europe. The European Union opposes the death penalty and is weighing whether to limit export, raising concerns about a potential U.S. propofol shortage.

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