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Joe Edwards given award for work to rehab the Delmar Loop

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:34 Published in Local News

Joe Edwards, the man many say is behind the revitalization of the Delmar Loop, was recognized for his work.

The Landmark Association honored Edwards with a lifetime achievement award. The group is citing his preservation and rehabilitation work on the Loop. Edwards owns Blueberry Hill and is responsible for bringing the Walk of Fame, Pageant, and Moonrise Hotel to the area. He also rehabbed a dozen buildings, filled them with boutique retailers, and restored the Tivoli Theater.

Edwards received the award September 12.

Missouri hunter who died in sinkhole was a marine

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 15:17 Published in Local News

BUCKHORN, Mo. (AP) - A south-central Missouri man who died after falling into a sinkhole was a Marine from Fort Leonard Wood who lived in a rural area near the fort.

Pulaski County authorities say 31-year-old Curtis Powelson died after he fell into the sinkhole Monday evening in the backyard of his home near Buckhorn. He was searching for a deer that he shot when he disappeared. Emergency personnel and neighbors spent hours looking for Powelson before discovering his body early Tuesday in the sinkhole, which was an estimated 70 feet deep.

Sheriff Ron Long told KSPR that the sinkhole was covered by foliage and debris, and some firefighters almost fell into it because it was so hard to see. Several people had to rappel into the sinkhole to recover Powelson's body.

 

A $1 million grant was awarded to metro area law enforcement to assist in efforts to aid in the prosecution of sex trafficking suspects.

The grant is courtesy of the US Department of Justice. Funds will be split between helping victims of trafficking and the prosecution of trafficking crimes. St. Louis County Police and St. Charles County Police are sharing the money with three social service groups.

Missouri is one of only six groups being awarded the grant nationwide.

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