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  • Brief strong storm rolls through St. Louis Wednesday evening

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – Wednesday night’s storm roll through the St. Louis area from 7:30 pm to  8:30 pm. The path of storm followed I-70 from St. Charles County to downtown St. Louis and over into the Metro East. Though the storm was brief, it dropped between 1” to 2” of rain. Some neighborhoods in North St. Louis saw flash flooding. The heavy rain forced a delay in the Cardinals-White Sox game at Busch Stadium that lasted almost two hours. […]

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    AG Koster sues home remodeling companies

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KPLR) – Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster files suit against six home-remodeling companies for consumer fraud. The companies are located in Jackson, Clay, St. Charles, St. Louis counties and St. Louis city. At least 30 Missouri homeowners were affected, losing nearly $106,000 to unscrupulous contractors.

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    St. Louis library offers inventive way to pay off fines

    ST .LOUIS (KPLR) – The St. Louis library is for the eight year offering its program “Food for Fines”, for patrons to pay off library fines by donation canned goods and personal care items. The program includes all St. Louis library branches For every item donated, one dollar will be subtracted from overdue fines. The limit is $25.

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    St. Louis police searching for suspect in North City shooting

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday afternoon. The shooting happened in the 4900 block of Natural Bridge, where officers responding to the shooting found a 26-year-old African-American male in a dumpster suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. The victim was rushed to the hospital and is listed in critical/unstable condition. Police have released photos of a suspect wanted in connection to the shooting. Anyone who recognizes this suspect is […]

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    Hazelwood teacher selected to attend C-SPAN educator’s conference

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (KPLR) – Jessica Vishy a social studies teacher at Hazelwood Northwest Middle School has been selected by C-SPAN to attend the 2015 educator’s conference in the nation’s capitol. The conference will take place Thursday, July 9th and Friday, July 10th. The purpose of the conference is to help educators discover how to integrate C-SPAN programs and initiatives into classrooms. The conference brings together social studies and technology teachers increase their awareness of programs C-SPAN that are free for […]

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    Lincoln man charged with statutory sodomy

    LINCOLN COUNTY, MO (KPLR) – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a child molestation allegation brought by a 17-year-old female victim. Authorities say 45-year-old Antonio Lumpkin has been arrested and charged with 2 counts of Statutory Sodomy. It’s alleged that Lumpkin inappropriately touched and forced the victim to have oral sex at his residence. The complaint was lodged earlier this month. Lumpkin is being held at the Lincoln County Jail on a $50,000 cash only bond.

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    IDOT to suspend construction over 4th of July holiday

    (KPLR) – The Illinois Department of Transportation is set to suspend road construction for the 4th of July holiday. The suspension will increase traffic flow and ease road congestion for all transportation projects from 3 pm Thursday, July 2nd through Monday, July 6th just pass midnight. Lanes will be opened, where possible, but motorists should be alert as lane closures in some work zones will remain in effect. Please slow down, eliminate distractions and use extra caution while driving through […]

  • Alton changing location of launching fireworks due to flooding

    ALTON, IL (KPLR) – Flood waters could force thousands of folks who love fireworks to change their plans this coming weekend.  Officials said the annual fireworks show in Alton will still go on Friday as planned. However, the rising river has flooded a popular viewing spot. The Mississippi River has spilled out of its bank; IDOT closed the Great River Road north of town. Water surrounded Ardent Mills Monday night but it was not where near the red line that […]

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    Supreme Court backs use of lethal injection drug

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld the use of a controversial drug for lethal injection in executions, but opened a larger question about capital punishment when two justices in the minority newly questioned whether the death penalty violates the Constitution. The ruling in the execution drugs case was 5-4 with Justice Samuel Alito writing for the majority, along with Chief Justice John Roberts, Justices Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy and Clarence Thomas. “The prisoners failed to identify a […]

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    Police investigating fatal shooting on Benton

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are investigating a homicide that occurred Monday morning. A man in his 30’s was shot in the 2200 block of Benton. Police say the victim Orlando Bernard, 28, died at the scene from gunshot wounds to the torso, hand and legs.

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    Police looking for suspect using stolen debit card

    ST. LOUIS (KPLR) – St. Louis police are looking for an African-American male in connection to a stolen debit card. Police say the suspect stole a wallet that contained a debit card from a female victim in a robbery Monday night on Russell. The victim stated the suspect walked up to her while she was sitting in a car smoking a cigarette and asked if he could a cigarette. She gave the man a cigarette and he then pressed a […]

  • U.S. sending tanks and armor to Europe

    (CNN) — The U.S. military will be sending dozens of tanks, Bradley armored fighting vehicles and self-propelled howitzers to allied countries in the Baltics and Eastern Europe in response to Russian actions in the Ukraine, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. The equipment, enough to arm one combat brigade, will be positioned in Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Bulgaria, Romania and Poland, Carter announced at a press conference with U.S. allies in Estonia. Carter said the equipment will be moved around Europe […]

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