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Althoff High School (Belleville, IL) athletes accused of making secret videos of female students

BELLEVILLE, IL • Boys on a sports team at Althoff Catholic High School have been accused of making “unauthorized video recordings” of female students at the school.

Althoff staff notified Belleville police on May 3 about the allegations, according to a police statement.

Police said school officials learned of the alleged recordings on May 1.

Police are working with the St. Clair County state's attorney's office to obtain cellphones or other devices that may have been used in the recordings.


Suspect Running From Officers Tries To Hide In Police Headquarters

CLAYTON, MO (KTVI)– A 39-year-old man fled from police after he was pulled over, but was caught after he accidentally ran into police headquarters, according to the Clayton Police Department.

Police said he got out of the car and then started running.

Sharon Gipson said she saw the chase.

“He was running through the grass looking for a place to hide and ran straight into the police department,” she said. “It is pretty funny.”


St. Louis County Exec Dooley gave his support to using County Park to expand National Cemetery

But not everybody is excited about the idea.

Jane Piper Gleason — a member of the St. Louis County Historic Buildings Commission — sent a letter to each member of the St. Louis County Council last year asking them to oppose any sale of the park in south St. Louis County. The commission is the county’s statutory advisory body on issues of history and preservation.

"Never before has the county’s own administration decided to sell one of our own historic resources with, so far, no public debate, as is happening now with Sylvan Springs Park," wrote Gleason, who last year was chairwoman of the commission.

Dooley expressed support last week to using Sylvan Springs Park to expand Jefferson Barracks cemetery after a presentation from several veterans during the county council's public forum. Maryland Heights resident Mike LeBlanc said that the cemetery will eventually reach capacity in 2025.


May 23: National Taffy Day

May 22: National Vanilla Pudding Day

AFLCIO: How You Can Help the Oklahoma Tornado Disaster Relief


UPDATE: The death toll from the Moore tornado has been revised downward and stands at 24 as of noon today. But officials say they expect it to increase as rescue workers search the wreckage.

While rescue operations continue in Moore, Okla., after one of the worst and deadliest tornadoes on record that has claimed more than 50 lives, with the toll expected to climb, relief efforts are being organized. The Oklahoma State AFL-CIO and central labor council community service liaisons are working through the United Way.

Relief efforts are in their early stages and the United Way of Central Oklahoma has activated its disaster relief fund. Information on the fund can be found at www.unitedwayokc.org. Donations may be made through their website or by mail to United Way of Central Oklahoma, P.O. Box 837, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, with notation for May Tornado Relief.


Red Cross: Safe and Well Website

My Union just posted this link on their FB page, thought I would pass it along for anyone who might find it of benefit.

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.


May 17, 1849 – A large fire nearly burns St. Louis, Missouri to the ground.

The St. Louis Fire of 1849 was a devastating fire that occurred on May 17, 1849 and destroyed a significant part of St. Louis, Missouri and many of the steamboats using the Mississippi River and Missouri River. This was the first fire in United States history in which it is known that a firefighter was killed in the line of duty. Captain Thomas B. Targee was killed while trying to blast a fire break.

In the spring of 1849, the population of St. Louis was about 63,000 with a western boundary of the city extending to 11th Street. The city was about three quarters of a mile in width and had about three miles of riverfront filled with steamboats and other river craft. St. Louis, located near the junction of the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, was the last major city where travelers could get supplies before they headed west. Here travelers bought supplies and switched steamboats before going up the Missouri River to Omaha, Nebraska or other trail heads for the Oregon and California trails west. At the time of this fire, the city was also experiencing a cholera epidemic which would end up killing about 10% of the population (over 4,500). The town was booming as people came in from around the U.S. and abroad and bought supplies before heading overland to participate in the California Gold Rush.

On May 17, 1849 at 9:00 p.m. a fire alarm sounded in St. Louis. The paddle wheeled steamboat "The White Cloud" on the river at the foot of Cherry Street was on fire. The volunteer Fire Department with nine hand engines and hose reel wagons promptly responded. The moorings holding the "White Cloud" burned through and the burning steamboat drifted slowly down the Mississippi River, setting 22 other steam boats and several flatboats and barges on fire.


May 17: National Cherry Cobbler Day

2013 General Assembly scorecard: What's passed and what's still to come

The Missouri General Assembly ends on Friday. So far, the legislature has approved some consequential bills -- and left others unattended. As we count down to the end of the session on Friday, this list will be updated to reflect legislation that’s passed -- or passed on.

Click on the subject to get more information about the bill.

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