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City Council Votes To Impeach Ellisville Mayor

(Ellisville, MO)  --  The city council in Ellisville has voted to impeach Mayor Adam Paul.  The vote Monday was five-to-one in favor of ousting Paul, who's accused of abusing his power as mayor as well as failing to maintain control of city meetings.  Paul left last night's meeting before the decision was announced.

Report: Salvage Yard Fire Caused By Blow Torch

(Cahokia, IL)  --  A Metro East fire that sent smoke billowing towards downtown St. Louis was apparently started by a blow torch.  The blaze broke out at Marty's Salvage Yard in Cahokia yesterday afternoon.  Several area fire departments responded to battle the flames.  Two minor injuries were reported.

Traffic Stop Ends With Police Gunfire

(Washington Park, IL)  --  A police-involved shooting is under investigation in the Metro East.  Officials in Washington Park say an officer claims that a driver attempted to run him down during a routine traffic stop Monday.  The officer chased the car, firing several shots during the pursuit.  No one was hurt; the driver was taken into custody.

Texting While Flying Linked To Missouri Chopper Crash

(Mosby, MO)  --  Federal transportation officials are expected to blame texting while flying for a deadly helicopter crash in Missouri.  The National Transportation Safety Board meets today to assign a cause for the accident in Mosby that killed four people in 2011.  NTSB investigators say an emergency medical helicopter pilot was sending and receiving text messages before the crash.

Musial Remembered At Cards' Home Opener

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Stan the Man was very much in evidence during the Cardinals home opener.  The great Stan Musial died earlier this year at the age of 92.  Before the players took the field against Cincinnati yesterday, Musial's children helped unveil a log featuring his number six and his signature.  It will remain on the outfield wall for the rest of the season.

It's Election Day In Illinois

(Springfield, IL)  --  It's Election Day in Illinois.  Political pundits will be keeping a close eye on a couple of Metro East races.  One will include the three-way contest for Belleville Mayor and a new Edwardsville Mayor after two-decades.  The polls opened this morning at six.

Accident Victim Jumps Nearly Fifty-Feet To Avoid Cops

(Monroe County, IL)  --  An accident victim jumps nearly fifty-feet to avoid cops.  Twenty-one-year-old Thomas Falk crashed while traveling from the Route 3 ramp to I-255 last night just before nine.  After learning police were enroute he jumped from a median wall to the railroad tracks below.  Falk remains hospitalized in critical condition.

Schnucks Defends Additional Card Skimmer Rip-Offs

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Schnucks is announcing additional card skimmer rip-offs after telling customers it had contained the problem.  "KTVI-TV" reports another breach at a Lake St. Louis Schnucks less than a week after an assurance it was safe to once again use credit and debit cards at the St. Louis based grocery chain.  Schnucks has reportedly not yet commented on consumer's future risks.    

Recent Parolee Goes Berserk At Sister's St. Peters Home

(St. Peters, MO)  --  A recent parolee goes berserk at his sister's St. Peters home.  According to "KMOV-TV" Timothy Copeland doused the Julia Drive home in gas Monday before firing multiple rounds from a handgun.  One of those bullets went into a nearby house, narrowly missing the homeowner.  He remains jailed in St. Charles County.       

Body Found Behind U-City Home Identified

(St. Clair County, MO)  --    Police have identified a woman's body discovered Monday behind a vacant U-City home.  The death of thirty-year-old Cynthia Clements is under investigation.  Officials are currently awaiting autopsy results.  

Missive Cuts In Cahokia Schools

(St. Louis, MO)  --  Massive cuts are announced in the Cahokia School District.  Board members met last night to address the budget deficit.  Over one-hundred educators are facing job losses and cuts are being considered to sports and the arts.  Schools across the country are facing federal and state funding losses.

Scary Political Antics In Small Metro East Community

(St. Jacob, IL)  --  Some scary political antics are playing out in a small Metro East Community.  Residents in St. Jacob were reportedly mailed flyers showing incumbent Mayor Ray Muniz's family in a rifle scope, calling them "goons."  The flyer however, did not question why a mayor of a town of just over eleven-hundred residents makes 750-thousand dollars annually, as reported by "KMOV-TV."

Programming Conflict For Tonight's Cards Game

(St. Louis, MO)  --  There is a programming conflict for tonight's Cards game.  Due to the Blues game, FOX Sports Midwest will be televising the Cards game in St. Louis on FOX Sports Midwest Plus.  The puck drops on the Blues verses the Predators at 7 p.m.  First pitch for the Cards and the Reds is 7:15.


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