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   Most season ticket holders will have to pay more for their 2014 Cardinal's tickets.  The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that overall season tickets will see an average increase of 4.1 percent.  Club president Bill DeWitt-the-third told the paper that 83 percent of season ticket prices will go up, more than half by one dollar a game.  

   The team is also redrawing the section map in response to data showing high demand for certain sections.  

   About 22,000 season ticket holders will receive their renewal notices over the next few days.  

   Individual game tickets go on sale February 28th.

Friday, 13 December 2013 04:25
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   A U.S. Marine from Poplar Bluff will be laid to rest this weekend.  

   Staff Sergeant Eric Summers was one of four Marines killed last month during a bomb removal training exercise at Camp Pendleton.  

   An honor guard met the Marine's casket at Lambert Airport Thursday evening and escorted his remains back to Poplar Bluff.  

   Summers' funeral will be Saturday.  

   Missouri Governor Jay Nixon has ordered flags be flown half staff tomorrow to honor Summers bravery.

Friday, 13 December 2013 04:22
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   St. Louis is bracing for its next winter storm.  The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the entire metro area from noon Friday through 6:00 p.m. Saturday.  The forecast is calling for a mix of rain, freezing rain and snow.  
   That mix makes it tough for crews to get a head start by pre-treating roads.  
   St. Louis Streets Department spokesman Kent Flake told Fox 2 News there's not much the crews can do to prepare for a winter storm that starts with rain.  "Any time it rains, you can't brine, you can't pre-treat," he said.  "Anything you put on the street just washes down the drains.  So this is when we just have to sit back and wait for it to actually snow and take care of it."
   Flake says city crews and trucks are standing by, ready to begin spreading salt brine as soon as frozen precipitation begins to fall.  
   By contrast, MoDOT and IDOT officials opted to begin pre-treating roads Thursday.
   MoDOT spokesman Drew Gates says they wanted to err on the side of caution. "Just to make sure that if we do start off with some ice, that we have something on the roadway that will help start that melting process and try to keep it from locking down into the roads," Gates said. 
 
 
Friday, 13 December 2013 03:39
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That didn't take long. Less than a day after rejecting an advertisement from Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center, ESPN has reversed their stance.
 
In a statement, ESPN reviewed the ad and will accept the original submission. The ad included the phrase "at SSM Children's Medical Center, we celebrate the birth of Jesus" and implored viewers to reveal "God's healing presence this Christmas."
 
The spot will air on Saturday, the 14th.
 
Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:45
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EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A 66-year-old southwestern Illinois man has been convicted of molesting a preschool-aged girl.
 
The Telegraph reports Madison County jurors deliberated 45 minutes Thursday before finding Harvey Simington guilty of predatory criminal sexual assault of a child and aggravated criminal sexual abuse.
 
The South Roxana man told investigators in a taped interview played for jurors Wednesday that the victim, then 4, initiated the incident.
 
Assistant State's Attorney Amy Gabriel called that explanation preposterous.
 
Authorities say the abuse took place in early 2011 and surfaced about a year later.
 
The girl, now 6, is in foster care.
 
Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:38
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Good news for commuters who cross the Mississippi River frequently.

 

The new Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge is set to open on February 9. The Stan Span has been under construction since 2010. Workers connected the two sides of the bridge in July. The bridge comes with a price tag of around $230 million and is part of the larger $700 million Mississippi River Bridge Project.

 

The Stan Span will carry I-70 over the river.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:28
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Conceal carry in Illinois is moving closer.

 

The Illinois State Police say they've launched a new website that explains the application process for Illinoisans. Applications for carrying concealed weapons will be available beginning on January 5. Police say the new website should give would-be applicants additional information about eligibility requirements, application fees, training requirements and official forms. There also will be details for firearms instructors.

 

Authorities anticipate 400,000 people will apply for concealed carry permits in the first year alone.

 

You can find the website here.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:23
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A De Soto man is in police custody for allegedly abusing a young relative.

 

Jeremy Rush Jr. faces charges of abuse or neglect of a child resulting in serious injury. Prosecutors say Rush was babysitting the child at the time of the incident.

 

If convicted, Jeremy Rush Jr. faces five to 15 years in prison. He remains in custody at Jefferson County Jail on $25,000 bond.

Thursday, 12 December 2013 15:19
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KTRS - O'Fallon, MO - One person is dead, two others injured after a traffic accident in O'Fallon, Missouri.

 

Police say a car driving on Weldon Spring pulled in front of a car that was driving on Technology Drive. A passenger in the vehicle on Weldon Spring died, the driver of that car was injured.

 

The driver of the other vehicle was also injured.

 

Thursday, 12 December 2013 14:27
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - An environmental group says it plans to soon sue utility provider Ameren over what it calls repeated violations of federal air pollution standards.
 
The Sierra Club told Ameren Corp. it plans legal action in the next 60 days over what the group says are nearly 10,000 violations of the Clean Air Act since 2008 at coal-fired power plants in St. Louis, Jefferson and Franklin counties
 
The alleged violations involve the amount of soot released from smokestacks at the Meramec, Labadie and Rush Island plants.
 
A company official says Ameren follows EPA air pollution standards and that the excessive releases cited by the Sierra Club "occur infrequently."
 
Environmental groups have filed similar lawsuits in other states, including Illinois. The 60-day notice is required under federal law to allow for possible negotiations.
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