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*Fall weather today, partly cloudy high 71
*A girl was carjacked at gunpoint in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood Sunday morning. She said the two men were driving a dark grey four door vehicle and they stole her keys, car and cell phone.
The St. Louis County Council will consider a measure tonight that will increase pay for county police officers. Voters overwhelmingly approved Proposition P last year, a police and public safety tax increase,
At least 36 people are dead in wildfires in Portugal, and at least another three have died in neighboring Spain. Officials there say there were 105 separate fires, most of them started by arsonists. Peripheral winds from the passing of Hurricane Ophelia over the weekend fanned the flames.
California Wildfires Continue To Take Lives-
The deadliest wildfires in California's history continue taking a toll. CAL Fire investigators are working to learn whether fatigue might have caused the death of a water truck driver, the 41st death from the fires. Sheriff Rob Giordano warned that those living in homes that have burned will have to wait days, if not weeks to get back to their homes. Fire officials are pleading with residents to stop flying drones in the fire zone due to the danger they pose to firefighting aircraft.
Source: SF Gate
Justice Kagan: Supreme Court Had To Learn Compromise While Short Handed-
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan says the nation's highest court was forced to work harder towards compromise after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia last year.
Speaking yesterday at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, Kagan said she hopes that effort continues now that the court is at full strength. The New York City native emphasized that more than half of the court's cases are decided unanimously.
Kagan is the second-youngest justice after Neil Gorsuch, who was nominated by President Trump earlier this year.
Source: Chicago Tribune
Search For Rig Blast Victim Is Called Off-
The U.S. Coast Guard says it's suspending the search for a man who was missing after an explosion on an oil rig near New Orleans.
The Coast Guard says that man was 44-year-old Timothy Morrison of Texas. Crews thoroughly searched the area on Lake Pontchartrain with numerous assets and rescuers before calling off the search. The platform exploded Sunday night, injuring seven people.
Cleaning wor on the structure was being done to the rig, offshore near the New Orleans suburb of Kenner.
Source: ABC News
John McCain Receives The Liberty Medal-
Senator John McCain is speaking out against those who wish to abandon America's leadership around the world.
While accepting the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal, the Arizona Republican said it is unpatriotic to abandon America's obligation to international leadership for what he called a half-baked, spurious nationalism. In an emotional speech, McCain noted that after decades of service, he now sees that he's been part of something important.
Former Vice President Joe Biden presented his former Senate colleague with the award for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the country.
Source: USA Today
*Today's Google Doodle commemorates singer Selena (she passed away in 1995 at the age of 23) who's album was released on Oct 17th 1989
*Blues take on the Blackhawks tomorrow at 7pm, it's a home game!