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WEATHER

*Sunny today, high 91

LOCAL

*There are several closings throughout the city ahead of the anticipated ruling by the judge regarding the Jason Stockley murder trial. The Eagleton Federal Courthouse is closed today.The Alzheimer's Association Walk, scheduled for September 16 in downtown St. Louis, has been postponed. there is no school today at Bishop DuBourg High School, St. Mary's High School, Preclarus Master Academy and Cardinal Ritter College Prep. Ritter's football game with Duchesne and St. Mary's football game with Borgia have been rescheduled to tomorrow morning.

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NATIONAL

*Contact has been lost with the Cassini spacecraft after it completed a "death dive" into the upper atmosphere of Saturn and transmitted its final signal, according to NASA.

The spacecraft deliberately sank into Saturn's upper atmosphere at a high speed and plunged itself into the planet just after 6:30 a.m. ET Friday. Given the amount of time it takes signals to reach Earth, the final signal and last bits of data reached the Deep Space Network's Canberra Station in Australia about an hour and a half later.

NASA confirmed the spacecraft's demise at 7:55 a.m. ET, as predicted.


*Scotland Yard is treating an explosion in a London train as an act of terror.

A witness described a “really hot intense fireball above my head.” Nearly 20 people were injured and treated at hospitals. The resulting chaos interrupted the Friday morning commute.

Photos taken from inside the Tube car reveal flames rising from a white bucket in a grocery sack. 

Prime Minister Theresa May said, “My thoughts are with those injured at Parsons Green and emergency services who are responding bravely to this terrorist incident." (BBC


*Some Houston Red Cross Volunteers Were At A Luxury Hotel-

As work to assess Hurricane Irma’s damage to Florida is going on, the Red Cross is getting more and more criticism for their Hurricane Harvey response.

The concerns began with slow response time for Houston sections like Kingwood, where the charity has not been seen yet. City councilman Dave Martin is furious over that and the fact that some volunteers are staying at the St. Regis Hotel while some Houston residents don’t have the basic necessities weeks after the storm.

The Red Cross admits it had 20 volunteers staying there for days on end, due to "limited availability" they say, in the Houston area."I totally understand what the optics might look like on that, but it's not something we do routinely," Red Cross spokesman Charles Blake said. "It probably does send the wrong message. We got a very discounted rate at the St. Regis." That discounted rate? 179 per night.

Martin says it sends the wrong message. 

Source: KTRK Houston


SPORTS

*Cards beat the Reds 5-2, they play the Cubs today ,its an away game

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