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Governor Pat Quinn signs road safety bills

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:32 Published in Local News

CHICAGO (AP) - Gov. Pat Quinn has signed three road safety bills into law, including one beefing up adult drivers' education requirements.

Another lets the Secretary of State's office reject driver's permits or licenses for drivers 18 years and younger who have pending citations. The law was prompted by a 15-year-old who was seriously injured when hit by a teen driver. That driver received a license days later.

The third law deals with limiting court supervision as a sentence when a driver is charged in a fatal accident. The law was named for a woman who was killed by a distracted driver.  The driver was sentenced to court suspension which means he didn't get a conviction on his record. The law takes effect Jan 1.

 

Local musician falls to death down elevator shaft

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:31 Published in Local News

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The St. Louis music community is mourning the loss of a longtime fixture who died over the weekend after falling into an open elevator shaft.

Bob Reuter died in the accident Saturday afternoon while moving into a downtown loft. Authorities say it was dark inside the elevator shaft. Reuter stepped in, assuming the elevator was there, and fell about 18 feet to his death.

Reuter was recently involved in a new band, Alley Ghost. He also hosted a weekly radio program, "Bob's Scratchy Records," on KDHX-FM.

The accident remains under investigation.

 

Hazelwood Dollar General robbed on Monday

Monday, 05 August 2013 17:30 Published in Local News

A suspect remains at large after robbing the Dollar General store in Hazelwood.

The robbery happened just before noon Monday. Police say a woman walked up to the cashier, demanded money and told her she had a weapon. The suspect was able to escape with the money. Anyone who might have seen something is asked to call the Hazelwood Police at 314-838-5000.

 

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