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LOCAL

The St. Louis Blues filed a contempt of court motion against the St. Louis City Comptroller Darlene Green.  The Blues say Green is not delivering documents which are an agreement between the City and the Blues to pay for upgrades at the Scottrade Center.  Green says the $64 million dollar agreement with hurt the city's credit.

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A GoFundMe page was set up for the police officer in Arnold who was shot yesterday.   The officer's name is Ryan O’Connor & he is currently stable but police say he has a long recovery road ahead.  BackStoppers announced Tuesday they have donated $5,000 to O’Connor’s family.  To donate to the GoFundMe, click here.

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NATIONAL

The FAA is investigating a close call at New York's JFK Airport yesterday.  Officials say a Delta flight was taxiing on the runway preparing for takeoff when an arriving Volaris flight mistakenly lined up to land on the same runway. Air traffic controllers quickly identified the mistake and frantically ordered the Volaris flight to change course and land on the proper runway. It's not known exactly how close the planes were to each other.   Just last week, two planes clipped wings at JFK.

 (ABC News)


Tens of thousands of people were forced to evacuate as four wildfires tore through different parts of Southern California on Tuesday. As one of the state's worst fire seasons rages on, hundreds of houses and other structures were destroyed.

The first blaze, dubbed the Thomas Fire, started on Monday evening north of Santa Paula and remained "out of control" on Tuesday night, according to officials. It has burned more than 50,000 acres, damaged hundreds of building and sent some 27,000 people packing, including residents of Ventura.

With heavy winds hitting the area, three other fires started on Tuesday, including one in Los Angeles County that burned more than 11,000 acres and more than 30 structures. Two other blazes burned parts of San Bernardino County and Santa Clarita.

California Governor Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Ventura County, which has been hardest hit by the fires.

Officials were still trying to determine the cause of the fires. 

The New York Times


Brian Ross Isn’t Allowed To Report On Trump Anymore-

An ABC News reporter suspended for making a major error in a story about former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn is no longer allowed to report on President Trump.

Brian Ross was suspended for four weeks without pay after reporting information that wasn't fully vetted through ABC's editorial standards process. He reported last week that as a candidate, Trump ordered Flynn to contact Russian officials. The order actually came after Trump had won the election.

ABC News President James Goldson rebuked the staff Monday and said he's never felt more rage, disappointment and frustration and that the hit to credibility is going to make everyone's job harder.

Source: CNN


Massage Envy Is Making Changes After Dozens Of Assault Allegations-

Massage Envy is implementing changes amid dozens of sexual misconduct accusations.

The company announced yesterday it will partner with Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. RAINN is the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Last month, "BuzzFeed" reported sexual assault claims by nearly 200 people. The story highlighted that the franchising company ignored many of the claims and the accused continued working.

Massage Envy's CEO outlined a six-point plan which includes updated background screenings, providing clients with police contact information if they come forward with an allegation, having RAINN review their policies for reporting and investigating claims, and providing support to survivors.

The company has reported a “moderate dropoff” of memberships since the story broke. 

Source: BuzzFeed


SPORTS

*The Blues won!! They beat Montreal 4-3, they are off until Thursday

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