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Tuesday school closure: Confluence Academy downtown STL

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 03:39 Published in Around Town

   The Confluence Preparatory Academy in downtown St. Louis will be closed Tuesday because of a plumbing problem.  Confluence officials expect repairs to be completed in time for school Wednesday.

   All other confluence charter schools will be in session.

President Obama calls Gov. Quinn after tornadoes

Tuesday, 19 November 2013 02:11 Published in Local News

   WASHINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn says he's received a phone call from President Barack Obama after fatal storms hit Obama's home state.

   Quinn spokeswoman Brooke Anderson said Monday that Quinn received the call on his cellphone while touring damage in the central Illinois community of Washington.  The community was among the hardest hit. The White House confirmed the call, saying Obama relayed concern and expressed gratitude for the responders.

   Quinn gave Obama an update on the damage, relief efforts and emergency response. Quinn was with Washington Mayor Gary Manier, who also spoke to Obama.

   Authorities say six people died in Sunday's storms when tornadoes flattened homes and caused severe damage. So far seven counties have been declared state disaster areas.

FOUND: Endangered SILVER Advisory Cancelled

Monday, 18 November 2013 23:49 Published in Local News

   Chesterfield police have located an elderly man reported missing Monday evening.  The Endangered SILVER advisory has been cancelled.

   Police had issued the advisory after 93 year old Sam Esgro didn't return home from a trip to Culvers on Chesterfield Airport Road.  Employees at the ice cream shop had told police that Esgro seemed confused when he stopped there about 6 p.m.  

   Police say Esgro was located overnight in Earth City.

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