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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Albert Pujols says he's taking legal action against Jack Clark after the former St. Louis Cardinals star accused him of taking performance-enhancing drugs.

The injured Los Angeles Angels' slugger released a statement Friday night, saying: "I am currently in the process of taking legal action against Jack Clark and his employers at WGNU 920AM."

Clark said Pujols' former trainer, Chris Mihlfeld, told him 10 years ago that he "shot him up."

Pujols is sidelined by a partially torn plantar fascia in his left foot. He's in his second season with the Angels after 11 years in St. Louis.

Sentencing delaying in corruption trial

Saturday, 10 August 2013 08:02 Published in Local News

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — A federal judge has again delayed the sentencing of a former Madison County treasurer to allow him to continue cooperating with a federal corruption investigation.

U.S. District Judge David Herndon on Friday delayed Fred Bathon's sentencing from August 30th until December 6th. Earlier this year the judge delayed Bathon's sentencing from May until August.

The Belleville News-Democrat reports Bathon's attorney filed a motion requesting the delay. Prosecutors didn't object.

Bathon pleaded guilty in February to rigging 2005-2008 tax lien auctions so that his political donors profited from inflated penalties paid by property owners.

Bathon could receive a prison sentence of between 31 and 40 months, though his sentence could be reduced because of his cooperation with investigators.

Parents gather to call for better education

Friday, 09 August 2013 17:31 Published in Local News

Parents of students in the Riverview Gardens and Normandy School Districts came together for a rally this morning.

The parents are issuing a call for higher quality education. Attendees argued that it was unfair for Mehlville to turn students away because of class-size concerns. The parents also called on Riverview Gardens and Normandy to become more transparent this school year.

 

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