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High speed chase ends in downtown St. Louis

Friday, 09 August 2013 13:02 Published in Local News

A police are looking for two suspects after a high speed chase.

The pursuit started after a home invasion in Jennings Friday morning. The suspects sped away from officers and led them on a chase. The pursuit ended in downtown St. Louis. The suspects ran into a nearby building. Police have formed a perimeter around the building.

Crews search Mississippi after boating accident

Friday, 09 August 2013 07:43 Published in Local News

Officials have suspended the search for a man whose boat was hit by a barge early this morning.

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has identified the boat owner as Dennis McMenamy of Richmond Heights. Investigators did not confirm that McMenamy was on the boat, but say they found a wallet, cell phone, fishing poles, and other personal items on the fishing vessel.

His family says he often goes fishing overnight and in the early morning.

Authorities warn flood victims of scams

Thursday, 08 August 2013 17:50 Published in Local News

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) - Victims of this week's Missouri floods are being warned of possible scammers.

Pulaski County Sheriff Ron Long issued a statement Thursday cautioning residents to be alert for identity thieves posing as government officials or charity workers offering help. Long says the scammers may request personal information, such as a Social Security number. The sheriff says the scammers might also go through trash and flood debris set out for disposal.

Other threats come from people representing fake charities who pressure potential donors for cash contributions for flood relief.

The sheriff also says natural disasters tend to attract shoddy contractors known as "storm chasers" who go door-to-door claiming to specialize in flood repair. Long says it's a good idea for homeowners to contact their insurance carriers for names of approved contractors.

 

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