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Thursday, 16 May 2013 04:20

Electrocution blamed in worker's death

   A Florissant man is dead after being electrocuted at a north county manufacturing plant.  

   An employee of St. Louis Cold Drawn arrived just after 4:00 a.m. Wednesday and found 55 year old Mach Nguyen lying on the ground next to an electrical box.  Burnt strands of hair were found on one of the coils.

   Nguyen was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.  

   St. Louis Cold Drawn makes cold-finished steel bars.

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Metro reports due to wires down, trees down and debris in roadways following last night's severe weather, especially in the North St. Louis County area, the following MetroBus routes are being rerouted until further notice:

#44 Hazelwood

#45 Ferguson Florissant

#4174 New Halls Ferry Express 

Metro says they are unable to serve the Patterson/Lindbergh area at this time. "We ask our MetroBus customers to be patient and allow extra time for their commutes this morning as the situation no doubt will keep changing with regard to streets being opened and closed. Customers should use extreme care in walking to their bus stops in the areas where storm damage was heavy."   

Metro Call-A-Ride: Customers will be contacted if Metro Call-A-Ride vans do not have access to their streets. 

MetroLink: Normal service this morning. Trains are running on time.

 

 

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Radiation exposure from Coldwater Creek isn't responsible for increased cancer rates among north county residents. That's according to the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services which released the results of a study yesterday.

State epidemiologists studied the incidence and death rates of 27 types of cancer in six ZIP codes along the creek, but found that rates of the two cancer types most commonly caused by radiation exposure - leukemias and thyroid tumors - were the same or lower than would have been expected.

Former north county residents say the study was incomplete, because it didn't count cancer victims who had moved away from the area before getting sick.

Coldwater Creek had been contaminated by nuclear waste after World War II.
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Police have a suspect in custody after a shooting and chase through North County.

The suspect allegedly shot someone just before 1PM at 314 Hair Gallery on West Florissant. Witnesses told police that suspect ran out of the salon and got into his car. He then led police on a chase that found its way into North St. Louis. That is when the suspect got out of the car and tried to run away, but officers caught him.

No word on the condition of the shooting victim.
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A senior citizen's was stabbed death overnight, now that woman's niece is in custody while police question her about the murder.

The woman's body was found inside her North County apartment this morning by a maintenance worker. Police say she had been stabbed several times. Fox 2 reports that the niece, who lives with the woman, was sitting in the apartment acting like nothing happened.

The woman has been identified as Bernice Winston of Ferguson.
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St. Louis County is hoping to boost property values and revitalize some neighborhoods with a program that begins Monday. The County will begin demolishing dozens of vacant buildings, mostly in north county.

First to go will be the long-closed Glasgow Village Shopping Center.

County Executive Charlie Dooley says the county has identified 41 buildings that have become chronic eyesores. Dooley says the county has boosted it's demolition budget from $72 thousand to more than $700 thousand.

Dooley says he's hoping developers will buy the commercial property and build new businesses.
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St. Louis County is hoping to boost property values and revitalize some neighborhoods with a program that begins Monday. The County will begin demolishing dozens of vacant buildings, mostly in north county.

First to go will be the long-closed Glasgow Village Shopping Center.

County Executive Charlie Dooley says the county has identified 41 buildings that have become chronic eyesores. Dooley says the county has boosted it's demolition budget from $72 thousand to more than $700 thousand.

Dooley says he's hoping developers will buy the commercial property and build new businesses.
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Authorities are identifying the man shot to death by two St. Louis police officers during Mardi Gras as 32 year old Otis Roberson.

Witnesses told police that Roberson had been brawling with another man and then pulled a gun, firing at least one shot into the air.

St. Louis Police Lt. Col. Lawrence O’Toole says two St. Louis police officers had been patroling nearby when they heard the shot. When arrived, the officers ordered Roberson to drop his gun, but instead he turned and pointed the weapon at police. O'Toole says both officers fired several shots, striking Roberson. The North County man later died at the hospital.

Mardi Gras Inc. spokesman Mack Bradley praised the officers for acting appropriately. Both officers had been working for Mardi Gras Inc. under a secondary employment agreement allowing police to work extra jobs during their off hours. Both are veterans with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, one with 22 years on duty and the other with 33 years on the force. Both have been placed on routine administrative leave.

This is the first fatal shooting in the Soulard festival's 34 year history.

St. Louis police reported that 80 people were arrested during the Mardi Gras celebrations in Soulard Saturday. Seventy-six of them were juveniles arrested for consumption of alcohol by a minor.
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