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Two men facing charges for Cahokia murder

Tuesday, 07 January 2014 12:24 Published in Local News
CAHOKIA, Ill. (AP) - Investigators in southern Illinois have charged two people with the Cahokia (kuh-HOH'-kee-uh) shooting death of a 17-year-old from St. Louis.
 
The Belleville News-Democrat reports 24-year-old Nikkei Turner is being held on $3 million bond for the Dec. 30 slaying. Meanwhile, 23-year-old Henry Davis is being held on $5 million bond. Both are from St. Louis.
 
The two are accused of killing Allen S. Templeton in the Pheasant Hill Mobile Home Park.
 
Police say he was shot in the head and neck in retaliation for an earlier robbery.
 
It wasn't immediately clear if either man had an attorney.
 
Cahokia is a village of about 15,000 residents in St. Clair County

Fatal accident shuts down I-44 near downtown

Monday, 06 January 2014 11:50 Published in Local News

The snow-covered roads have turned deadly in Missouri.

One person was killed in an accident that involved a semi truck. The accident was near the Jefferson exit. All lanes of eastbound I-44 were closed as crews cleaned up the scene. It is not known what caused the accident.

MoDOT officials are still urging residents to stay off the roads--crews continue their work to remove snow from all major routes in the metro area.

States confirm water contamination from drilling

Monday, 06 January 2014 10:32 Published in National News
PITTSBURGH (AP) - A review by The Associated Press has found that in at least four states that have nurtured the nation's energy boom, hundreds of complaints have been made about well-water contamination from oil or gas drilling.
 
Pollution was confirmed in a number of them, casting doubts on industry suggestions that such problems rarely happen.
 
The AP requested recent data on drilling-related complaints from Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia and Texas and found major differences in how the states report such problems. Texas provided the most detail, while the other states provided general outlines.
 
Pennsylvania received almost 900 complaints in 2012 and 2013 alleging that oil or natural gas drilling polluted or affected private water wells. In recent years Texas recorded 62 complaints, Ohio at least 99 and West Virginia 122.
 
Some of the complaints are still being investigated.

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