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*Hot and Humid today, high 94
Some residents in a south St. Louis neighborhood are concerned over a virus that's deadly to pets. Raccoons with distemper turning up in south St. Louis. The possible outbreak has officials warning pet owners to get their dogs and cats vaccinated. Infected raccoons have been found in Tower Grove and the Shaw neighborhoods.
*Hundreds of protesters gathered at Kiener Plaza before the Billy Joel concert & marched down to the show around 7pm. Demonstrators were stopped outside the ballpark by police and barricades. They later blocked the intersection of Market & Broadway.
Hurricane Maria is still going strong. The storm packs 125-mile-per-hour winds as it nears the Turks and Caicos. Its trailing rain bands also continue to dump water onto Puerto Rico, and there are reports that some areas could see up to 40 inches of rain before it's all done.
The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to weaken gradually as it turns more toward the north and runs parallel to the U.S. East Coast, well out to sea. However, the most recent model runs take it a little closer to the coast than previous ones have.
USA Today reports that the storm has killed at least 19 people so far, 15 of them in Dominica.
Mexican Earthquake Devastation Is Revealed As Hope Fades For Rescues-
Officials in Mexico say this week's devastating earthquake flattened entire towns and hope is fading that search and rescue teams will find more survivors in collapsed buildings.
The death toll has climbed to around 280 and it's almost certain to go higher. The magnitude 7.1 quake was centered about 75 miles southeast of Mexico City when it hit on Tuesday. Emergency officials say a number of towns in that region are now nothing but piles of rubble. A spokesman for one Catholic diocese says all 89 parishes were damaged and that damage is worst in the poorest communities.
And that story of the little girl signaling to rescuers at the site of a school collapse? It’s fake. All children have been accounted for. 11 were rescued and 19 died. 248 people have died in the quake.
Source: CBS News
Favorite Florida Sons Help Hurricane Victims-
Republican Senator Marco Rubio and Tim Tebow are teaming up to help victims of Hurricane Irma in Florida.
The two served lunch yesterday in the Keys to victims of the storm. Elsewhere in Florida, the last hurricane shelter in Miami-Dade County is closing today. That means the 300 evacuees left there must find a new place to stay now two weeks after Irma blew through. FEMA is providing temporary housing assistance to some, while the Florida Keys has three shelters that remain open
Officials said tourism will return to Key West in a limited capacity on Sunday with the arrival of a cruise ship at the Margaritaville Pier.
Source: Fox News
*Cards beat the Reds 8-5, they play the Pirates tonight, its an away game!