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Power is back at US Bank Plaza downtown.  

Ameren officials say it should be business as usual today after a 36-story downtown office building was evacuated yesterday because of an underground transformer fire.  

Ameren officials say the transformer was inside a vault under a sidewalk at 7th Street and Locust.    

Fire crews rescued at least ten people from elevators.  No injuries were reported.

 

 

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An underground electrical fire has forced the evacuation of a building in downtown St. Louis.

Fire crews are on the scene at 7th and Washington. Images show thick smoke pouring out of grates on the street. Tenants of some other nearby buildings are not being allowed to leave.

Fire crews are waiting for Ameren to cut power to the area so they can continue to fight the blaze.

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 17:41
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In the first week of summer, the heat index is already flirting with triple digits.

Ameren Missouri is trying to help low-income and elderly customers stay safe in the heat--they are giving away air conditioner window units through charities. Ameren is donating 665 units to several organizations and agencies. 300 of the units are going to the Urban League of St. Louis.

To request one, city residents can call 314-615-3624 if you’re a city resident, and county residents should dial 314-388-9840.

 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 16:47
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The Cardinals are in Houston tonight to take on the Astros, but before the team took the field, they had to wrap up some business from their most recent loss.

Adam Wainwright was visibly upset with manager Mike Matheny's decision to take him out of Sunday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers. Today, Wainwright publicly apologized to the skipper and said his actions were only the result of his wanting to win so badly.

 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 16:46
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Lawyers representing a U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges are asking a military judge to force prosecutors to turn over any e-mails related to the case sent or received by former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.

 

   A court martial is set to begin at Fort Bragg next month for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair on charges including forcible sodomy, indecent acts and violating orders.

 

   In a motion filed Tuesday as part of a pre-trial hearing, lawyers for Sinclair argue top Pentagon brass were receiving regular updates last year on the investigation and may have encouraged subordinates to make an example of Sinclair. It is unlawful in the military justice system for senior commanders to interfere in criminal cases.

 

   Two of Sinclair's commanders testified earlier this month there was no such pressure.

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