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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:31 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Names of 373 former MySpace users forwarded to Mo. Hwy. Patrol

Jefferson City, MO – The names of 373 Missourians removed from the social networking site MySpace were forwarded today by the State Attorney General's office to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

The patrol's investigative unit will go through the names to see if any of them are registered sex offenders.

Lt. John Hotz says they'll compare the 373 names with those on the state's sex offender registry.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:17 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Bi-state region deals with heat, humidity

St. Louis, MO – The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat advisory for the city of St. Louis and several surrounding counties in Missouri and Illinois until 7:00 p.m. Friday.

Temperatures in the upper 90's could combine with very humid air to produce afternoon heat index values around 105 degrees. Thursday was the hottest day of the year so far.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:06 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Emergency repairs to close lane of Forest Park Parkway

St. Louis, MO – Traffic on eastbound Forest Park Parkway at Debaliviere Avenue will be down to one lane starting after the Friday morning rush for emergency concrete repairs.

All lanes are expected to be open by Monday morning, said St. Louis city streets director Todd Waelterman. Crews have to replace eight concrete panels that are unlikely to last until Interstate 64 reopens in December.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
3:32 pm
Thu June 18, 2009

Canadian pilot indicted for April flight

Adam Dylan Leon faces three felony charges in April plane theft, unauthorized flight
(UPI/Butler County Sheriff's Dept.)

St. Louis, MO – A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted a 31-year-old Canadian man who is accused of stealing a single-engine Cessna from his Ontario flight club in April and landing it seven hours later in Ellsinore, Mo., about 165 miles east of Springfield.

Adam Dylan Leon faces three federal felonies: interstate transportation of a stolen airplane, importation of a stolen aircraft, and illegal entry into the United States.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:59 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Mo. GOP files ethics complaint against Carnahan

Robin Carnahan. (state photo)

Jefferson City, MO – The Missouri Republican Party has filed an ethics complaint against Secretary of State and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Robin Carnahan.

In a press release, the State GOP alleges that Carnahan failed to disclose in her financial statements a business owned by her spouse, Juan Carlos Antolinez.

The party's Executive Director, Lloyd Smith, accuses Carnahan of repeatedly failing to disclose Antolinez International Trade over a period of years.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
6:08 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

South central Mo. Senator considers U.S. Senate run

Jefferson City, MO – Another Missouri Republican is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated next year by retiring Senator Kit Bond.

Chuck Purgason, 49, of Caulfield represents seven south central Missouri counties in the State Senate. He's announced that he's forming a committee to explore a U.S. Senate run next year.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:23 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Fenton plant to reopen briefly

St. Louis, MO. – Chrysler announced Wednesday that seven plants, including the North Assembly Plant in Fenton, will reopen June 29.

But the plant is still slated for closure by the end of September, along with the South Assembly Plant.

Chrysler spokeswoman Dianna Gutierrez says the company chose to re-open plants based on demand.

"We reopened the seven facilities out of a volume need or a market demand need, so that that particular facility is up and running for that reason," Gutierrez said.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
4:50 pm
Wed June 17, 2009

Study shows Missouri creates fewer clean energy jobs than average

St. Louis, MO –

Missouri lags behind the national average for developing so-called clean energy jobs, according to a new report from the Pew Charitable Trusts. The study looked at job growth in areas like renewable energy development, recycling and energy conservation.

Lori Grange heads the Pew Center's research group. She said states that require renewable energy attract more job development because companies see a tangible commitment to alternative energy.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
7:24 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Missouri Supreme Court rules sex offenders must register

St. Louis, MO. – Missouri's attorney general says Tuesda's ruling from the state's Supreme Court means all sex offenders in the state will have to register.

Ten anonymous sex offenders had sued the state claiming they should not have to register because they were convicted out of state before Missouri's registration law went into effect in January 1995.

A trial court ruled in their favor.

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St. Louis Public Radio News
5:26 pm
Tue June 16, 2009

Heavy rainfall causes flooding across Mo.

Jefferson City, MO – Heavy rainfall across Missouri has led to flooding in several areas, but no major floods yet.

Benjamin Sipprell with the National Weather Service office in St. Louis says right now the greatest potential for flooding is along the Missouri and Meramec rivers.

"Those two basins combined received an average rainfall over the last 36 to 48 hours of roughly three to 3-1/2 inches, so with all that water coming into those basins, those areas are truly at risk right now," Sipprell said.

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