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Two more smash and grab burglaries overnight

Monday, 29 July 2013 16:48 Published in Local News

Police will not say if there is any connection between two smash and grab burglaries that were discovered this morning.

The first occurred at 4:30 AM when a group of thieves drove a pickup truck through the front of Sam Light Loans at the corner of Olive and Jefferson. The criminals left the truck in the building, then drove off in another pickup.

Just over an hour later a similar truck drove through the front of a north county Stop and Shop. Authorities said items were taken from the store. The truck used in that crime was found several blocks away and had been reported stolen.

These are the latest two smash-and-grab crimes reported in recent months.

Police ID man shot dead in North St. Louis street

Monday, 29 July 2013 15:44 Published in Local News

Police have identified the man shot and killed this morning in North St. Louis.

Police received a call about a shooting just after 8 AM. When officers arrived they found 45-year-old Sean Jackson with multiple gunshot wounds. He was pronounced dead at the scene. No information on any suspects or a motive for the shooting.

Officials announce plans for Superfund site

Monday, 29 July 2013 14:19 Published in Local News

A Superfund site in St. Louis that has been a concern for decades is about to be cleaned up.

Federal and local officials gathered to announce a $30 million cleanup of the old Carter Carburetor site. No public money will be used. The remediation is funded by Carter Building Inc. and ACF Industries Inc., a successor to the company that owned the carburetor factory. Work is expected to start by the end of summer.

The site has been an eyesore for decades and Mayor Slay had this message for neighbors, "I want to thank the residents of the neighborhood for your determination to keep all of focused on this issue and being a part of our approach to make this day become a reality."

Pollution is the largest problem heading into the cleanup effor. The Soil contains cancer-causing chemicals and the buildings contain asbestos.

 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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