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NEW YORK (AP) - The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are reviving a push against letting government food vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks.

 

   In a letter to congressional leaders Tuesday, the mayors say it's "time to test and evaluate approaches limiting" the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden beverages.

   New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's office released the letter. Bloomberg is known for trying to bar eateries from selling sugary drinks in big sizes. He also has tried before to stop food stamps from going to buy soda.

   The U.S. Department of Agriculture turned down a 2010 request to let New York City do that.

   The USDA declined to comment on Tuesday's letter. The American Beverage Association didn't immediately respond.

Teen charged in fatal hot-and-run accident

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 16:44 Published in Local News

Charges are filed against 17-year-old Charles Guice in the hit-and-run that killed a 2-year-old boy.

He faces one count of Leaving the Scene of an Accident. On Sunday night, officers found a 17-year-old woman and the 2-year-old boy in road--witnesses said they were hit by a driver in a white SUV. The teen survived the accident, but the toddler died.

Police found the vehicle on Monday and Guice turned himself in when he found out police were looking for him. He told officers he was scared, and that is why he drove away from the accident.

Leaving the Scene of an Accident is a Class D felony, meaning a conviction could carry a sentence of no more than four years in prison. No other charges were announced.

Bomb threat called in to Afton business

Tuesday, 18 June 2013 16:09 Published in Local News

A bomb threat has forced the evacuation of an Afton business this afternoon.

Fox 2 reports that all employees at Kerry Ingredients were ordered out of the building around 1:30. The St. Louis County Police say the threat indicated the bomb would go off "within an hour and a half." Bomb squads are on the scene.

 

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