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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:58 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Three dead in south St. Louis crash

St. Louis – Three people are dead after two Jeeps collided in south St. Louis early Friday.

The accident happened about 12:30 a.m.

Police say a Jeep headed south on Grand ran a red light and hit another Jeep going east on Park.

Two men and a woman were killed. The woman who allegedly caused the wreck survived. She was in serious but stable condition.

Names of the victims have not been released.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:55 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Funeral today for teen shot with police stun gun

Jerseyville, Ill. – Funeral services are today for a Jerseyville teen who died after being shot twice by police with a stun gun.


Seventeen-year-old Roger Holyfield died Sunday, a day after his confrontation with Jerseyville police. Officers say they found him walking with a Bible in one hand, a cordless telephone in the other
while shouting "I want Jesus."

Police say the teen was shocked twice after he wouldn't acknowledge officers who approached him, continued yelling and
became combative.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:45 am
Fri November 3, 2006

<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> Dooley up for re-election as County Executive

St. Louis, MO. – The two leading candidates for St. Louis County Executive in Tuesday's election have starkly different views on the condition of the county.

Democratic incumbent Charlie Dooley, who has held the seat since 2003, says he wants to build on the successes the county has had in recent years.

"Continuing to be the economic engine of the state and the region, continuing to produce jobs and opportunities for those and continuing for St. Louis County to be a great place to live and to work," Dooley said.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:43 am
Fri November 3, 2006

<img src=http://www.kwmu.org/pic/speakersm.gif border=0> Area Missouri Senate seat up for grabs

St. Louis – The high-profile race for U.S. Senate in Missouri, along with ballot issues over stem cell research and minimum wage have shifted focus away from many races for the state House.

Most state representatives and state senators are likely to win re-election.

But Democrats say they have a great chance to take back at least one seat that the Republicans won in a special election last year.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
8:42 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Voters will choose new St. Charles County executive

St. Louis, MO. – Voters in St. Charles County will choose a new county executive on Tuesday.

Incumbent Republican Joe Ortwerth is stepping down after 12 years on the job to devote himself full-time to his church.

Two men are running to be his successor- Democrat Jim Rutherford and Republican Steve Ehlmann.

Ehlmann is a former judge and state legislator, and serves as the county's director of administration.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:31 am
Fri November 3, 2006

House races take back seat this year

St. Louis – All 435 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives are up for grabs on Tuesday, but in this area, you could be forgiven for not knowing that.

A tight Senate race in Missouri and a gubernatorial election in Illinois have pushed the St. Louis region's five House contests off the political radar.

KWMU's Matt Sepic spoke with University of Missouri St. Louis political science professor David Robertson about the races.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:21 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Four priests laicized after sex abuse allegations

St. Louis, MO. – The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced Friday that four suspended priests have been laicized, meaning they no longer can serve as priests.

James Funke, James Gummersbach, Bryan Kuchar, and Michael Seidel all have faced allegations of sexual abuse.

The decision to laicize the four was made in Rome.

A statement from the Archdiocese said Archbishop Raymond Burke expressed his deepest regret for all who may have been harmed by the four priests.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:04 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Feds will help with storm damage costs to parks

St. Louis, MO. – Federal relief will help St. Louis pay for damage to public buildings and parks following devastating summer storms.

President George Bush today approved Governor Matt Blunt's request for a disaster declaration.

A spokeswoman for Senator Kit Bond says that means the federal government will pay for up to 75 percent of repairs to disaster-damaged facilities owned by the public.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:21 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Bush stumps for Talent in Missouri

Springfield, MO – President Bush is using today's Missouri visit to blast Democrats, accusing them of not having a plan to keep America safe from terrorists. At a Springfield rally for Senator Jim Talent, Bush said Democrats calling for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq aren't unpatriotic, just wrong. He said Democrats who voted against legislation to detain and interrogate suspected terrorists, the NSA's eavesdropping program and the Patriot Act don't understand the stakes in the war on terror.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
1:11 am
Fri November 3, 2006

Two run to replace Ortwerth as St. Charles County Executive

St. Louis – Voters in St. Charles County will choose a new county executive on Tuesday.

Incumbent Republican Joe Ortwerth is stepping down after 12 years on the job to devote himself full-time to his church.

Two men are running to be his successor: Democrat Jim Rutherford and Republican Steve Ehlmann.

Ehlmann is a former judge and state legislator, and serves as the county's director of administration.

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