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Sun and clouds today the high is 37

LOCAL

 Two police officers were shot at this morning in north St. Louis. They were hit in the chest but both had bulletproof vests on, they are ok.  The story is still developing...

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*Construction crews will break ground on phase two of Ballpark Village Thursday Morning. They will be adding a luxury apartment on the grounds along with more parking. The west side parking lot at the end of the current Busch II's infield is set to grow upwards.  The second phase of Ballpark Village is said to cost $260 million & will take 18 months to complete.

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NATIONAL

The word on Capitol Hill is that House and Senate leaders have reached an agreement "in principle" on their sweeping tax package. A vote will happen in the Senate first, then the House, with the bill ultimately done in Congress by next Wednesday. After that, it’s expected to arrive on President Trump’s desk – and he’s expected to sign.

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Senator John McCain is in the hospital with what his office is calling "normal side effects of his ongoing cancer therapy."

The 81-year-old Arizona senator has been at Walter Reed Medical Center all week and was forced to miss some votes in the Senate. It's not clear how long he will have to remain in the hospital, but a statement from his office says he will return to work "as soon as possible." 

McCain has been doing his best to maintain his work schedule while undergoing treatment for glioblastoma, a serious form of brain cancer which he was diagnosed with in July. 

The Washington Post


Fifth Sandy Hook Anniversary Is Marked By Connecticut-

Today is the five year anniversary of the attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut that left 20 children and six adults dead.

The children killed by troubled town resident Adam Lanza were all first graders, and the suspect took his own life as police closed in.

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has ordered all flags in the state to half staff today to remember the victims of the tragedy. All Newtown municipal offices will be closed for 15 minutes at 9:30 a.m. Eastern to allow town workers a period of silence and reflection. An interfaith service for the victims is being held at Trinity Church in Newtown at seven p.m. In addition, a memorial mass is scheduled for 7:30 tonight at the St. Rose Church in Newtown.

A benefit was held earlier this week in New York City for Sandy Hook Promise. Over one million dollars was raised. The organization trains adults and children to know signs of gun violence. 

Source: NBC News


Firefighters Continue Knocking Down The Thomas Fire-

Officials in Southern California say progress is being made against the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.

More than 100 crews including 75-hundred firefighters from ten states have worked to gain control of the fire. The blaze has scorched over 238-thousand acres since it began more than a week ago. More than eleven-hundred structures have been damaged and destroyed in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties. Some are still under threat.

The fire is now 30-percent contained. CalFire officials noted that dry, windy conditions will remain through the month and they are managing resources to be prepared for any future fires.

Source: CBS Los Angeles



SPORTS

*The Blues take on the Anaheim Ducks tonight, it's a home game

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