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*clouds today the high is 57 it could rain later tonight

LOCAL

*The Blues could have a new ice complex.  The Legacy Ice Foundation presented their plans at the Maryland Heights City Council meeting last night.  The plan is to put it near the Hollywood Casino along Casino Center Drive on 25 acres.  It will house 3 indoor ice rinks and one outdoor rink.

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Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore is denying the latest sexual assault allegation against him and claims that he never even met his accuser,

Beverly Young Nelson came forward yesterday (Monday) and said Moore tried to rape her in 1977 when she was a 16-year-old waitress at a restaurant. Moore quickly denied the accusation, telling reporters, "I can tell you without hesitation this is absolutely false. I never did what she said I did. I don’t even know the woman. I don’t know anything about her. I don’t even know where the restaurant is or was."

Moore claimed that he doesn't know Nelson even though she brought her high school yearbook to the press conference showing that he had signed it in December of 1977 and even wrote the name of the restaurant where she worked, Olde Hickory House. 

New York Post


*The fraternity pledge who died as a result of a hazing stunt gone wrong at Penn State was given 18 drinks in 82 minutes, surveillance video from the fraternity house shows.

As a result of this new tape, Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller announced Monday that additional charges have been filed against Beta Theta Pi fraternity brothers after an investigation into the deleted surveillance video from the February 2nd incident.

Now, 12 additional members of the frat are facing charges, including five for manslaughter, bringing the total number up to more than 24.

Commenting on the new footage, Jim Piazza, the father of the victim Tim Piazza, said Monday afternoon, "Now we know. Justice needs to be done." 

USA Today


Whitefish Charged PR A Large Amount For Lineman-

Ousted utility firm Whitefish Energy Holdings charged the government of Puerto Rico 300-dollars an hour per lineman.

But a new report says workers were only paid a fraction of that. The Montana-based Whitefish had only two workers before being awarded 300-million dollars to help Puerto Rico get the power back on following Hurricane Maria. It contracted workers from electrical authorities throughout Florida for its contract with the Puerto Rico Electic Power Authority, which is charged the well above the normal rate of $319 per hour.

The linemen actually only got between 42 and 100 dollars an hour pay from Whitefish.The deal was canceled after questions arose over how the contract was awarded. A Whitefish spokesperson noted that focusing on the money doesn’t take into account the efforts to get people to work in Puerto Rico or the overhead costs. 

Source: New York Daily News


High Court Will Hear CA Abortion Law Arguments-

The Supreme Court is considering a California law that forces pregnancy counseling centers to tell their patients that subsidized abortions are available elsewhere.

The court agreed Monday to take up the 2015 law, requiring the centers, including those run by churches, post or distribute notices that read "California has public programs that provide immediate free or low-cost access to contraception and abortion." Religiously affiliated clinics immediately challenged the law, arguing they were being compelled to communicate a message that is offensive to their beliefs.

California Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra defended the law, saying more than half of California's 700-thousand annual pregnancies are unplanned, and many women are unaware of the public programs available to them.

Source: Los Angeles Times


SPORTS

*Blues lost 7-4 to the Flames, they are off until Thursday

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