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St. Louis County Police chief to retire

Friday, 13 December 2013 13:40 Published in Local News

St. Louis County Police chief Tim Fitch is retiring next year.

 

Fitch said he has notified the County Police Board of Commissioners. He plans to leave his position in February. Fitch has served as cheif since June of 2009. He plans to launch his own public safety consulting firm.

ESPN will air Cardinal Glennon PSA on Saturday

Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:45 Published in Local News
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.
 

Edwardsville man convicted of molesting young girl

Thursday, 12 December 2013 17:38 Published in Local News
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.
 

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