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WEATHER

*Sunshine early followed by cloudy skies and high 48, slight chance for a rain shower tonight, low 38

LOCAL

*It's Halloween so don't forget to check the 'Sex Offender Registry' before you plan your trick or treat routes!  Missouri and Illinois laws prohibit sex offenders from handing out candy or others items to children on Halloween.

FULL STORY & to find the registry

Burglars struck again at the Garden Heights Nursery Tree and Shrub in Richmond Heights.  They say about $2000 in merchandise was stolen. Police are investigating. The manager is quoted as saying "Karma has a funny way or working out,

FULL STORY

NATIONAL

*North Korea's nuclear program has claimed what may be its first casualties. Up to 200 people reportedly died in a tunnel collapse at its nuclear test site. As many as 100 people died when an unfinished tunnel collapsed, then another 100 perished in a second collapse trying to rescue them.  There's no official word out of North Korea. 

(USA Today)


15 hospitals in the U.S. are so bad they've earned failing grades from the watchdog Leapfrog Group.

The hospitals that earned "F" grades are California, Washington D.C., Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Mississippi, New York and Tennessee. Leapfrog hasn't specified which hospitals failed, but you can see how your local hospital did on the group's website.

On the bright side, 832 hospitals earned an "A."

In state rankings, Rhode Island is number-one, and Delaware, North Dakota and Washington, D.C. tie for the bottom.

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*One person was fatally wounded last night in a shooting near the University of Utah, where students on campus were advised to take shelter.  According to a tweet from the university, the shots were fired at about 9 p.m. local time, near the east side of the Salt Lake City campus.  Police were searching for a male suspect. (Reuters)

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*Police in Virginia are investigating the Saturday suicide attempt of a 12-year-old boy, who they say jumped off an overpass and ended up killing a driver below.  The driver has been identified as 22-year-old Marisa Harris, a grad student at Marymount University, where she was studying mental health counseling with the goal of helping young people battle depression.  The 12-year-old boy suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital. (USA Today)


SPORTS

*Blues win 4-2 over the L.A. Kings


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