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A Troy, Missouri man has his prized gun back thanks to an apparent change of heart by the thief, following an emotional appeal on Facebook.

KSDK-TV  reports that Chad Smith of Troy discovered Saturday that his Smith & Wesson pistol had been stolen. The gun had been handed down to him from his father.

Both Smith and his dad worked as pastors. Smith currently runs a ministry for troubled kids. He suspected one of them may have stolen the gun.

Smith posted a video offering forgiveness for the thief. Word spread through friends and strangers about the video.

On Sunday - Father's Day - the gun turned up on Smith's porch.

Actor John O’Hurley will star in tonight's first show of the Muny's 95th Season featuring Monty Python’s Spamalot. John is best known as “J. Peterman” on Seinfeld.

 When the curtain goes up on the 2013 season at 8:15 each night, theatre-goers will be treated to something new...cooler, quieter fans that were installed during the off-season. 

The Muny's seven-show season runs through mid-August and like last year patrons can take the Muny Trolley between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station and The Muny, They are offered on 20-minute intervals from 7:22 p.m. to 8:02 pm. before the show and for two trips or more if necessary, to the station after the performance ends. The cost is $2 for adults and $1 for children ages 5 to 12.

During the day, the #3 Forest Park Trolley conveniently connects area residents and tourists to all of the Forest Park attractions and the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station. For $2 for adults, $1 for children 5 to 12, and $1 for seniors 65 and older and disabled customers (with a valid Metro Reduced Fare Permit), visitors can ride the #3 Forest Park Trolley all day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. through Labor Day. Visitors don’t have to worry about driving in traffic congestion in the park, finding parking or moving their cars as they enjoy more than one attraction in the park by hopping on and off the Trolley. The #3 Forest Park Trolley conveniently drops off and picks up passengers at the front door of the park attractions. 

Customers purchase tickets aboard the Trolley bus and the ticket is valid for unlimited rides on a single day on this #3 Forest Park Trolley route only. All Metro tickets, passes and transfers are accepted on the route as well. The Trolley runs every 20 minutes. A schedule and map of the route for the #3 Forest Park Trolley is posted on Metro’s website at www.metrostlouis.org. Customers can also call Metro Transit Information at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for more information.

The Forest Park Trolley service is a partnership between Metro and Forest Park Forever and its Park Partners: Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, Saint Louis Science Center, and Saint Louis Zoo. 

 

Alton car show canceled after low turnout

Monday, 17 June 2013 06:40 Published in Local News

ALTON, Ill. (AP) - A long-running southwestern Illinois car show was canceled after only a dozen classic cars showed up to go on display.

Organizers of Sunday's All-Wheels Drive-In Car Show in Alton tell The Telegraph that they couldn't afford to run the 16-year-old event with so few entrants.

Typically, about 150 classic cars, hot rods and other vehicles are displayed.

The annual car show raises money for Alton Main Street and Time Machines Unlimited Car Club.

Organizers tell the newspaper they plan to reschedule for late July and are hoping for a better turnout.

 

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