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Only 751 Missourians enrolled through health care exchange

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 16:15 Published in Local News

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reports that only 751 Missouri residents selected a health insurance plan through a federally run online marketplace during the first month of its troubled launch.

HHS released the figures Wednesday. The department said the insurance exchange had about 14,100 completed applications from Missouri from Oct. 1 to Nov. 2. Those applications sought coverage for about 28,000 people.

The federal government did not say how many of the people selecting a health plan had started paying premiums.

Nationally, HHS says fewer than 27,000 people signed up for health insurance through the federal exchange.

The federal health care overhaul set up online marketplaces to help people find affordable insurance, but the rollout of the HHS website has been rocky from the start.

Police release photos of bank robbery suspect

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 15:40 Published in Local News

Police have released pictures of the suspect in a bank robbery Wednesday morning.

The man  robbed the US Bank inside the Butler Hill Schnucks around 11am. The robber handed the teller a note implying he had a weapon and demanding money.  He then left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash.  No one was injured in the incident.

Witnesses describe the suspect as a white male in his 30′s with a thin build and a scruffy beard.  He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and a black hat.

If you recognize the robber call Crimestoppers at 1-866-371-TIPS or the St. Louis County Police Department at 314-889-2341.

Police searching for gunman near Pittsburgh high school

Wednesday, 13 November 2013 14:48 Published in National News

PITTSBURGH (AP) - School officials say three people were shot in or near a Pittsburgh high school, and police are searching for a gunman.

Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says three students were shot outside Brashear High School on Wednesday afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they'd all taken to school earlier in the day.

She says their injuries appear to be non-life-threatening. Two were grazed in the head and one was shot in both the foot and arm.

Pugh says the victims were not on school property but close by. It's not clear who shot them.

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