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WEATHER

*Lots of sunshine today, the high is 58, Sunny again tomorrow high 43

LOCAL

*A multi vehicle accident closes the Westbound 270 lanes of the Chain of Rocks Bridge, we'll get an update about that from Tim Gilbert at 7:10am

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*Someone tried to rob Taco Bell in Collinsville.  A gun was fired inside the fast food restaurant during the armed robbery around midnight. Following the robbery, the suspect reportedly ran down Keebler Avenue. A description of the suspect has not been released.

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NATIONAL

Vice President Mike Pence traveled to Texas yesterday to join the community of Sutherlands Springs in mourning the loss of 26 people who were killed in Sunday's church shooting.

Pence, along with his wife Karen, Governor Greg Abbott, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Senator Ted Cruz attended a prayer vigil at a packed high school football stadium about 13 miles away from the First Baptist Church. Pence, who was welcomed with cheers, told the crowd, "We gather tonight to offer our deepest condolences, and I offer the condolences of the American people to all those affected by the horrific attack that took place just three days ago." 

Pence visited the community in place of President Trump who is currently in Asia. He said, "President Trump wanted to come to Texas tonight to tell all of you, 'We are with you, the American people are with you,' and as the president said Sunday from halfway around the world, 'we will never leave your side.'" Earlier in the day, Pence met with wounded survivors of the shooting and family members of the victims. 

Washington Post


Apple Offered To Help Open Texas Shooter’s Phone-

Apple is rejecting the FBI's story about agents having difficulty unlocking the iPhone of the dead Texas church massacre gunman.

The bureau said Tuesday that industry standard encryption was keeping law enforcement out of Devin Kelley's phone, two days after he opened fire in a small town church killing 26 people. Apple says it had immediately offered assistance with the phone to the FBI after the shooting.

Source: The Verge


*Texas Democrat Al Green has given his colleagues in the House a deadline. He wants the House to vote on impeaching Donald Trump by Christmas.

He said Wednesday on the House floor, "I now announce that before Christmas, there will be a vote on the chief inciter of racism, bigotry, hatred, xenophobia, sexism and ethnocentrism." He added that he prayed the U.S. will "continue to reject what the inciter in chief, Donald J. Trump has been causing this country to have to endure."

In October, Green revealed formal articles of impeachment, but it didn't make it to the House for a vote.

Green acknowledged that most Republicans aren't likely to support his plan to remove Trump from office, adding, "Whatever others will do is their choice. My conscience dictates that I will vote to impeach." 

(Fox News)


SPORTS

The Blues take on the Arizona Coyotes tonight

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