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BELLEVILLE, Ill. -- AP —Police in Belleville say they’re investigating reports that female students at a Catholic high school secretly were videotaped by one of the school’s sports teams.

Police Chief William Clay Jr. isn’t discussing publicly details of the case involving the several Althoff Catholic High School females who may have been videotaped.

He says the investigation involves a possible violation of state law barring unauthorized video recording in a restroom or locker room.

Clay says the school’s staff did their own investigation of the matter before notifying police May 3.

St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly says a special prosecutor has been assigned to the case at his request because of a conflict in his office.

 

Priya, the elephant calf, makes public debut

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 14:11 Published in Local News

Visitors to the St. Louis Zoo got their first look at the newest resident of the elephant exhibit.

Priya, the Asian Elephant calf, made her debut today. A zoo spokesperson says the crowd was excited and they hope to harness that energy to help protect the endangered animal--poaching kills about 80 African elephants a day.

You can take a look at Priya for the rest of this week, she will be on display from 10-noon and 2PM -4PM on Thursday and Friday.

 

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon is weighing whether to sign legislation that would allow children's non-related legal guardians to receive adoption subsidies.

Currently only grandparents, aunts, uncles, adult siblings or cousins can get state-sponsored subsidies when they become the legal guardians of a child.

But a bill passed by the Legislature would expand that list to include people who are not blood relatives if their lives and those of a child are "intermingled" in a manner similar to a family relationship.

The subsidies are payments given to guardians to help pay for the child's care.

The bill was sponsored by Republican Sen. John Lamping, of St. Louis.

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