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| January 22, 2013
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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Classes are back in session at Stevens Institute of Business & Arts in St. Louis following a shooting last week. Student Sean Johnson is accused of shooting the financial aid director last Tuesday, then shooting himself. No one else was hurt by the gunfire. School president Cynthia Musterman has praised the quick actions of St. Louis police.

UNIVERSITY CITY, Mo. (AP) — One person is in custody following a lengthy police chase through the St. Louis area. The chase began last night in Maryland Heights before ending in University City. A police squad car was struck during the chase, but no injuries were reported. Authorities have not said what started the pursuit.

PARK HILLS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities in eastern Missouri say an altercation at a home prompted a man to shoot an acquaintance, then turn the gun on himself. The incident happened Sunday morning at a residence in Park Hills. Police say 22-year-old Joseph Gilliam shot 30-year-old Billy Jo Edwards, then shot himself. Authorities haven’t said what led to the altercation.

WEAUBLEAU, Mo. (AP) — A fire in southwestern Missouri has destroyed three vacant buildings. Seven volunteer fire departments battled the blaze last night in Weaubleau (WEE’- bloh). Fire Chief Roger Foster says the cause of the fire is under investigation, but electrical problems might be involved.

WEBB CITY, Mo. (AP) — Police in southwest Missouri have arrested four people suspected of assaulting two officers who responded to an early-morning disturbance. Webb City Assistant Police Chief Don Melton says the officers were released from a hospital after being treated for injuries they sustained early Sunday. Four males ages 15 to 50 were arrested on suspicion of felony assault on an officer.

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) — Investigators say two women who were arrested last week in St. Charles may be part of a ring that resells stolen baby formula. Authorities found 40 cans of Enfamil valued at $619 in a car after an officer stopped the pair.

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – Current and former Republican lawmakers are gathering at the Missouri Capitol today to mark a decade in power. The event’s being prompted as a Republican reunion to honor the 10 years since the GOP took control of the House. The party now holds veto-proof majorities in both chambers.

BEAN LAKE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri conservation officials say bald eagles and other wildlife have been flocking to northern Platte County. The eagles are drawn to dead fish found in ice and along shorelines at Bean Lake. The area’s also attracting snow geese and other waterfowl.

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