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*The St. Louis Cardinals announced on their Facebook page this morning that they are bringing Kenny Chesney to Busch Stadium on July 21st!

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The Humane Society of Missouri rescued 27 Yorkshire Terriers from a suspected breeder in Bates County.  Let me personally say THANK YOU to the anonymous caller who told the Humane Society about them so those dogs could be rescued.

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*A man in Jerseyville was jailed and charged with lacing candy with drugs. Police don't think the drug laced candy was meant for trick or treaters but they are not sure, the suspect told police the tainted candy was to be distributed in Missouri.

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NATIONAL

Add gymnastics star McKayla Maroney to the growing list of high-profile women recounting sexual assault.

In a tweet she posted overnight, the 21-year-old points the finger at Larry Nassar, a longtime doctor for USA Gymnastics who has been accused of assaulting at least 140 girls and women. Maroney says it started when she was 13 and lasted years. She adds that Nassar described the abuse as "medical treatment."

Maroney says once when she was 15, Nassar gave her a sleeping pill, "and the next thing i know I was all alone with him in his hotel room getting a 'treatment.' I thought I was going to die that night."

Nassar has pleaded guilty to federal child pornography charges and is looking at more than 20 years in prison. He also faces 33 counts of criminal sexual conduct in Michigan. (USA Today)


*A federal judge in Hawaii has issued a ruling blocking President Trump's latest travel ban.  Judge Derrick Watson ruled yesterday (Tuesday) that the new ban, despite revisions designed to pass constitutional muster, "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor" and "plainly discriminates based on nationality."

The new ban, which was set to go into effect today, would have blocked travel from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Chad, North Korea and Venezuela indefinitely. 

 (USA Today)


Bipartisan Deal To Extend ObamaCare Payments Receives Rough GOP Reaction-

There’s no promises from Senate leadership that a bipartisan bill to extend critical ObamaCare payments will make it to the Senate floor.  Republican senator Lamar Alexander and Democrat Patty Murray have been working on towards a measure for months that would fund payments to insurers meant to help poorer people afford healthcare.

Democrats, along with Senators Susan Collins and John McCain praised the compromise ideas. However, Dems attached an “anti-sabotage” piece to the bill that would make it very tough to dismantle ObamaCare.

Trump offered slight support for the compromise when he was asked about it during a press conference Tuesday with Greece’s prime minister, calling it “a short-term solution so that we don’t have this very dangerous little period.”

Source: The Hill


After “Disappearing” For A Few Days, The Vegas Security Guard Surfaces On “Ellen”-

After ditching some reporters last week before giving his first interview, Jesus Campos has resurfaced.

Ellen DeGeneres tweeted that the first people to encounter the Las Vegas shooter will appear on her show today. Jesus Campos was working as a hotel security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort when the shooter opened fire on a crowd of people from the 32nd floor, killing 58 and wounding hundreds. Las Vegas Police said Campos was injured by gunfire through the door of the shooter's hotel suite shortly after the shooting began.

The "Los Angeles Times" says Campos mysteriously cancelled a series of interviews with the major networks last week. He will finally give his firsthand account on "Ellen." The engineer that also shot will talk about shooting alongside Campos.

“Jesus Campos wants to tell his story at a time and place of his choosing,” Debra DeShong, a spokeswoman for MGM Resorts International, said in a statement. “He’s asked that everyone respect his request for privacy. We could not be more proud of Jesus.”

There are several questions about the timeline of the shooting and the hotel’s response that only Campos can answer.

Source: Los Angeles Times


*The Los Angeles Dodgers beat to Chicago Cubs, 6-1, Tuesday night to bring them one win away from the World Series. Earlier in the evening, the New York Yankees evened up their series with the Houston Astros at two games apiece with 6-4 victory.  The defending World Champion Cubs are now a game away from elimination.

Game 5 is Wednesday at 5 p.m. ET in New York.

 (MLB.com)


SPORTS

*The Blues take on the Blackhawks tonight at Scottrade


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