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A 20-year-old woman remains in critical condition after she was shot in the chest sitting outside a north St. Louis home early this morning.

The woman was sitting with two friends at a house near Fountain Park around 2:30 this morning, when an unknown suspect started shooting. The woman was hit, one of her friends pulled out a gun and shot back.

Police say it does not appear that the victim was the gunman's intended target. Homicide detectives have taken over the investigation.

The St. Louis Catholic Archbishop is named in a new lawsuit, accusing him of helping to cover up the sexual abuse of a second-grade girl and teen boy by a priest.

The alleged abuse too place when Archbishop Robert Carlson was a church official in Minneapolis three decades ago. The lawsuit says Carlson was one of three officials who knew of the repeated abuses at the hand of Reverend Robert Thurner. Carlson and the other officials never reported the incidents to police. Lawyers for the alleged victim say they will demand that Carlson answer questions under oath in the case.

Neither Carlson nor the St. Louis Archdiocese have yet commented on the charges.

 

Late couple leaves large donation for SIU

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 17:24 Published in Local News

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Disabled students studying science and engineering at Southern Illinois University will have scholarships compliments of a $1.3 million gift from a late couple.

The Carbondale university says scholarships from the money donated by SIU alumnus James Greenwood and his wife, Martha, will begin in the fall of next year.

James Greenwood died in 2009, and his wife died in January.

James Greenwood graduated from SIU in the 1960s, after enrolling there because it was among few universities that could accommodate his wheelchair.

Greenwood went on to work for IBM for 29 years.

 

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