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WEATHER

*Lots of sunshine today, high 82

LOCAL

*Construction starts Monday to improve safety conditions on a stretch of Highway 61 north of Wentzville.  The work was ordered after multiple fatal accidents on the road.  Work happens between Highway P and Granville Drive and will be finished next summer.

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*Convicted killer Marcellus Williams received a reprieve Tuesday.  Missouri Governor Eric Greitens issued a stay just hours before Williams was scheduled to be executed.  Greitens will order a 5-member board to investigate whether the execution should move forward.

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NATIONAL

*The wife of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has apologized for her "inappropriate and highly insensitive" comments on social media.

On Monday, Louise Linton posted a photo on Instagram that showed her with her husband, walking off a government plane and flaunting her wealth as she added hashtags for each designer article of her outfit. She was heavily criticized on social media, especially by one woman who wrote, "Glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable." Linton fired back with a lengthy post in which she attacked the woman and boasted about her wealth. She then changed her Instagram account to private so that the woman couldn't respond.

Linton, a 36-year-old actress who married Mnuchin earlier this summer, has issued an apology through her publicist saying, "I apologize for my post on social media yesterday as well as my response. It was inappropriate and highly insensitive." 

(FOX News)


Navy Fleet Commander Benched In Wake Of Accidents-

The Navy will relieve the commander of the 7th Fleet after two deadly accidents at sea.

Vice Admiral Joseph P. Aucoin was formally removed from his job today. The move comes after a collision Monday of the USS John S. McCain and a heavy oil tanker off Singapore. The Navy says at least some of the ten missing sailors from the collision are dead.

The other accident under Aucoin’s watch ended up with seven sailors killed on June 17th when the destroyer USS Fitzgerald was ripped open when it collided with a Japanese cargo ship. He was removed "due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command.”

According to a statement from Lt. Tim Gorman of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, the new fleet commander is Rear Adm. Phil Sawyer.

Source: NBC News


Barcelona Suspect: A Bigger Plot Was Hatched-

One of the suspects arrested in connection with a deadly terrorist attack in Spain is admitting that a bigger attack was planned.

The 21-year-old suspect told a court yesterday that a group of attackers had planned to target the iconic Sagrada Familia church and other landmarks in Barcelona with explosives. Investigators believe that plan was abandoned when the explosives went off in an apartment before Thursday's van attack in Barcelona. The mastermind is believed to have died in that blast.

The Barcelona attack left 13 dead and over 100 hurt. The suspected driver was killed by police after spending days on the run. Several other suspected terrorists were killed in an attack hours after the one in Barcelona.

Meantime, the 21-year-old suspect who testified and another suspect under arrest will remain behind bars on terrorism charges. Another person arrested will stay in custody for the next few days as a police investigation continues. A fourth suspect is being released with conditions.

Source: Telegraph


SPORTS

*The Padres kicked our butts yesterday 12-4, we play them again tonight it is a home game

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