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| January 14, 2013
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(St. Louis, MO) — Police are investigating the murder of a 19-year-old man. Deangelo Blackmon was shot to death late Saturday in an alley near Sherry Avenue. Officers discovered his body when responding to a call of shots fired. No word on any arrests.

BLACK, Mo. (AP) – Authorities say a suburban St. Louis man and his two young sons have died after hiking in the cold on a southeastern Missouri trail. Thirty-six-year-old David Decareaux of Millstadt, Illinois was pronounced dead at the scene yesterday morning near Black, Missouri. His sons – 10-year-old Dominic and 8-year-old Grant – were carried out of the woods while CPR was administered. The boys died Sunday afternoon at a Missouri hospital.

(Lee’s Summit, MO) — Charges could be filed against a juvenile after a “kill list” was found at an area high school. The list was discovered last month at Lee’s Summit North High School inside a student planner. Police say that the list was linked to a teen who has since moved to another state, but another student later admitted to creating the list.

MARQUAND, Mo. (AP) – An eastern Missouri man has died after his car was caught in a flash flood caused by the Castor River. Fifty-one-year-old Perry Miller of Marquand died Saturday night when his vehicle was swept away on Route V in Madison County. Two others in the vehicle were not injured.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – A St. Louis County councilman plans to offer a proposal next week to end all of the exemptions to the county’s smoking ban, including on the gambling floors if two local casinos. Councilman Mike O’Mara says the measure he will present tomorrow is an effort to level the playing field for businesses that must comply with the ban, but it’s also a matter of health.

(Kansas City, MO) — Charges have been filed in connection with a south Kansas City murder. Twenty-four-year-old Kelvin B. Taylor of Kansas City faces second-degree murder, robbery and armed criminal action charges in the death of 28-year-old Brandon Sloan. Police say Sloan, an alleged marijuana dealer, was shot and killed last week during a drug-related robbery at a residence near 89th and Blue Ridge.

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Springfield police say a bottle that some girls stumbled upon earlier this month was a discarded “one-pot” meth lab. They say the girls were lucky because the residue in the bottle they found wasn’t as dangerous as other meth lab components.

ST. LOUIS (AP) – Funeral services are scheduled this weekend for a woman whose body was found in the trunk of a car days after her infant son was found inside a St. Louis County apartment building. Visitation and the funeral for Ebony Jackson is Saturday morning at a church in Cahokia, Ill. Jackson’s body was found last Tuesday in a car parked on an isolated St. Louis street.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Missouri Governor Jay Nixon officially begins his second term today. He will take his oath of office at noon. A parade and other events are planned on what’s expected to be a cold day in Jefferson City.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – State officials say Missouri residents who underwent home foreclosures from 2008 through 2011 have until Friday to submit claims under the national settlement with several mortgage lenders. The settlement applies to loans serviced by Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase, Citi or GMAC/Ally.

BRIDGETON, Mo. (AP) – The EPA will hold a public meeting Thursday night in Bridgeton about radioactive waste near the St. Louis County town. Some residents and environmental groups are urging the agency to remove the radioactive material buried at the West Lake Landfill. It’s left over from Mallinckrodt Chemical’s Cold War-era uranium processing operations.

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