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Susan Smith-Harmon

Susan Smith-Harmon

Steen's OT gives Blues 2-1 win over Kings

Wednesday, 01 May 2013 01:38 Published in Sports

   ST. LOUIS (AP) - Alex Steen stole the puck from goalie Jonathan Quick behind the net and scored a short-handed goal to give the St. Louis Blues a 2-1 victory over the defending Stanley Cup champion Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night.

   Steen scored unassisted on a backhander at 13:26 of overtime less than a minute after Blues defenseman Kevin Shattenkirk was whistled for a double-minor high sticking when he cut Dustin Penner.

   Steen also scored on a power play in the first period for the Blues, who ended an eight-game losing streak against the team that swept them in the second round last spring.

   Quick, last year's Conn Smythe winner as playoff MVP, made 35 saves in regulation, keeping the Kings in it for Justin Williams' tying goal with 31.6 seconds left.

 

   Air quality forecasting officially begins Wednesday for the 2013 summer season, and St. Louis residents will want to pay attention in order to protect their health.  

   Officials with the American Lung Association say that's because the air in St. Louis is getting worse.  Their latest State of the Air report shows the Gateway City is now ranked 25th worst in the nation for ozone pollution.  We were 34th last year.  

   And St. Louis is 12th when it comes to year round particulate pollution.  That's a slight improvement over our 10th place finish last year.  But officials say it still means St. Louis is among the most polluted metropolitan areas in the nation.  

   Residents who want to receive air quality updates by email, can sign up at the Clean Air St. Louis website

 

 

   Witnesses are calling it a frightening situation.  

   A toddler stopped traffic on Southwest Avenue in south St. Louis Monday.  Fox 2 News reports that the child had been in the care of the Top of the Hill Daycare in the 5800 block of Southwest, when he wandered into the middle of the street.  

   One witness says the child in the street wasn't the only thing that was disturbing. "And on the curb, probably the hero in this thing, was a little girl, who was probably about five, holding back other toddlers from running into the street."

   Several cars stopped, their drivers corralling the child and getting him out of the road, then calling police.

   Police are now investigating.  

   The daycare has a sign that reads “state licensed,” but according to the Department of Health And Senior Services, that license expired at the end of March.  Police say the daycare is licensed with the city of St. Louis.

 

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